During a lunch hosted today at Sydney’s opulent Quay restaurant, tough-guy bell ross br01 brand Bell & Ross unveiled it’s Baselworld 2017 Collection, with special guest Jean-Christophe Chevrier, Regional Sales Manager from their Paris headquarters in attendance.
Held in Quay’s exclusive Upper Tower Room the breathtaking views of Sydney harbour, from the bridge to the iconic Opera House made the perfect backdrop for the new Collection. Highlights included the BR03-92 Diver, marking the first square diving watch for the brand and writing a new chapter in the story of the brand’s relationship with the oceanic world and the incredible BR-X2 Tourbillion Micro Rotor, featuring a skeletonised Superluminova dial.
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To develop the BR 03-92 Diver, Bell & Ross consulted not only its watchmakers but also experienced divers and other underwater experts, its goal being to develop a truly professional-grade diving instrument that would meet the strict ISO 6425 international standards that timepieces must meet before being labeled as “diving watches.” Among these criteria are a minimum water resistance of 100 meters, a calibrated bezel for preselecting dive times that is protected against accidental rotation, and indexes that are legible at a predetermined distance while underwater. (For a full explanation in the ISO 6425 criteria, and why so many so-called dive watches fail to meet them, click here.) The BR 03-92 hits these marks with flying colors: its squared ergonomic situation, made of satin-polished steel and measuring 42 mm in diameter, is water-resistant to 300 meters. It is equipped with a 60-minute unidirectional bezel with a luminescent dot at 12 o’clock for orientation. Its crown is protected by an impact-resistant guard and is fitted with a rubber insert for easy handling.
BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor
BR Vintage V2-92 Aeronavale
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