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Bell & Ross was one of the trail­blaz­ers in the cam­ou­flage race with the look be­ing a main­stay in the brand’s lineup since 2007. The lat­est up­date came last sum­mer with the re­lease of the BR03-92 Black Camo. For the dark dial, the brand de­vel­oped an orig­i­nal, mil­i­tary-style tri­color coat­ing with a patch­work of matte gray tones that sim­u­late the cam­ou­flage used by elite mil­i­tary com­man­dos for stealth mis­sions. The 42-mm case is made of black ce­ramic with a matte fin­ish – an­other nod to ac­tual mis­sion util­ity, as it ren­ders the watch nearly un­de­tectable in the dark and helps to avoid un­wanted re­flec­tions. Ce­ramic was cho­sen as the case ma­te­rial for other prac­ti­cal rea­sons: it is al­most en­tirely scratch re­sis­tant, tougher yet lighter than steel, hy­poal­ler­genic, and heat re­sis­tant enough to wear in the world’s most bru­tally hot bat­tle zones. In­side the case, which is wa­ter re­sis­tant to 100 me­ters, the watch’s self-wind­ing move­ment, Cal­iber BR-CAL.302 (based on a Sel­lita SW300-1), per­forms its own mis­sion, pow­er­ing the hours, min­utes, cen­tral sec­onds and date and amass­ing a 38-hour power re­serve when fully wound. The watch is avail­able on ei­ther a black rub­ber strap or an “ul­tra-re­silient” black syn­thetic fabric strap, both with pin buckles made of black Pvd-coated steel. The price is $3,800.

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