Bell & Ross is a famous brand that shares a special relationship with aviation, one that has helped them shape not only their watches but also the the respect of those astronauts, soldiers and divers that trust the brand. The design and creative genius of the BR, the iconic timepiece that is the brand’s signature, is shaped after dashboard instruments. The watch sports the regular circular face, but in a square case. The brand has tried to capture the real essence of aviation, the excitement, the crowds, the parts that happen in and out of the planes. The new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Blue Steel is the latest in the line and a spectacular timepiece.
The BR is simple in some aspects, minimalistic, rugged, black coated or ceramic as the core collection, but still realistic for the average person. Not all horological collectors are astronauts or jet pilots, so the brand wanted to be sure the timepiece was was easy to wear daily, comfortable, but refined and elegant. The brushed and polished cases on the Blue Steel feature more formal dials, and also there is a time-and-date version. Keeping the basics of the core timepiece, the square case, four functional screws and round aperture for the dial is like the foundation for the BR 03-92. The dimensions are 42mm x 42mm and might be considered a little large, but the slim profile helps the overall look on the wrist. The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Blue Steel features a beautiful deep blue dial, and a sunray pattern that creates reflections. The numerals and indexes are decorated in white Super-LumiNova, and each of the hands are metallic. The overall design of the timepiece is elegant and exquisite in craftsmanship as well as aesthetic beauty.
Certainly the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Blue Steel is a watch for everyone, and the overall style is a fit for fun or formal. The blue calfskin leather strap matches the dial and adds that final touch of class. Each of these unique and excellent watches is the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates fine horological design. The French brand originated by two masterminds who shared a vision for timepieces that provided functionality as well as good looks. The pair were striving for a watch that provided those aspects, but also could withstand extreme conditions, so that professionals could also benefit from their work. While the brand might not be hundreds of years old, they are respected and known for performance and high efficiency. So you don’t have to fly to the moon to wear such a special timepiece, you simply have to be ready and capture the Blue Steel, so keep your eyes on the BR.