INTO THE SEA

Bell & Ross el­e­vates its in­volve­ment in div­ing in­stru­ments with the de­vel­op­ment of a fullfledged col­lec­tion, writes ru­bin khoo

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Bell & Ross el­e­vates its in­volve­ment in div­ing in­stru­ments

When Bell & Ross first pre­sented its first square div­ing watch in 2017, the watch­maker es­tab­lished that it was able to pro­duce pro­fes­sional un­der­wa­ter in­stru­ments. The BR03-92 Diver which fol­lowed on from the wa­ter-re­sis­tant to 11,100 me­ters Hy­dro­max, first de­signed in 1997 and the BR02 range, launched in 2007.

The BR03-92 Diver caught the at­ten­tion of the div­ing world and served as a start­ing point of an en­tire col­lec­tion, which now in­cludes two new ver­sions – the BR03-92 Diver Blue and the BR0392 Diver Bronze. It comes as no sur­prise that Bell & Ross would ven­ture into div­ing in­stru­ments given the fact that it has al­ways ad­hered to the strictest re­quire­ments. Each Bell & Ross watch is de­signed in ac­cor­dance to its own and some­times ex­treme en­vi­ron­ment.

This year Bell & Ross re­leased the BR03-92 Diver Blue and BR03-92 Diver Bronze which were de­vel­oped to be mea­sure­ment tools per­fectly ca­pa­ble of con­tend­ing with the depth of the ocean. Leg­i­ble, ac­cu­rate and re­li­able, they are ef­fi­cient com­pan­ions to divers un­der any con­di­tions and meet the spe­cific re­quire­ments of un­der­wa­ter use, in ad­di­tion to their Bell & Ross de­sign.

BR03-92 DIVER BLUE

Sym­bol­is­ing the sea, blue is the colour of this new ver­sion of the BR03-92 Diver. Be­yond its blue dial, rub­ber strap and alu­minum in­sert on the bezel, this BR03-92 Diver Blue ver­sion aims to achieve max­i­mum leg­i­bil­ity with in­dices coated in White Su­perLu­mi­nova and a yel­low hour hand. Un­der­wa­ter, the col­ors van­ish one af­ter the other due to the loss of light in­ten­sity. The yel­low hour hand will there­fore fade away to give prece­dence to the minute hand, which must be vis­i­ble to en­sure the diver’s safety.

This new color com­bi­na­tion, paired with the em­blem­atic square shape of the BR col­lec­tions, gives the BR03-92 Diver Blue a sporty yet at­trac­tive aes­thetic.

BR03-92 DIVER BRONZE

The sec­ond new ad­di­tion to the BR03-92 Diver col­lec­tion evokes the his­tor­i­cal roots of un­der­wa­ter ex­plo­ration. Its case and bezel are made from bronze, a ma­te­rial used in the past for div­ing hel­mets. Although in­al­ter­able, bronze can also form a patina with time de­pend­ing on its en­vi­ron­ment, gain­ing a unique shade over the years.

This al­lu­sion to the ori­gins of un­der­wa­ter ad­ven­tures can be seen on the case-back thanks to an en­grav­ing of a diver. The aged leather strap con­firms the watch’s au­then­tic vin­tage spirit, but can be re­placed with a rub­ber strap for use while div­ing. Boast­ing ex­cep­tional tech­ni­cal and aes­thetic qual­i­ties, this model is is­sued as a lim­ited edi­tion of 999 pieces.

BR03-92 DIVER BLUE

BR03-92 DIVER BRONZE

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