While Bell & Ross has gained most of its popularity thanks to its pilot’s and military watches, the brand also has a long tradition of diver’s instruments, such as the impressive Hydromax 11,000m or the BR 02 collection. Those two are long gone now but the brand has managed a few years ago to incorporate diving elements within its iconic square design, resulting in the BR 03 92 Diver. First presented in steel, Bell & Ross quickly released it in bronze a material that perfectly matched the overall spirit of this watch. Today, a new colour is available, with the new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue Bronze.
Bronze is a material that is immediately in-keeping with the marine spirit. Once used to make primitive diving equipment, it has widely been adopted by the watch industry due to its cool colour and, mostly, its capacity to gain patina over time, making these watches unique to the wearer and quite playful. First introduced in 2018 with a black dial, the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Bronze then presented a green edition in 2019 and now a blue version in 2020.
With this new limited edition, Bell & Ross retains the element that made this watch quite successful. As such, the 42mm x 42mm square case, with its round unidirectional bezel and its 4 functional screws, has been kept identical. It is still pleasantly finished, with satin-brushed surfaces highlighted by polished bevels all around. The case is made of CuSn8 Bronze, an alloy combining 92% Copper and 8% Tin that has a pink-golden colour when new. One advantage of this specific alloy, it is relatively stable will only gain marginal patina, keeping the structure of the watch intact.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue Bronze is a true diver’s watch, fully equipped and ISO 6425 certified. It is water-resistant to 300m, it features a rubber-coated screw-down crown protected by guards, and an indispensable unidirectional bezel with 60-minute scale. The dial offers great contrast and large amount of luminescent material. For hypodermic reasons, the tick screwed caseback is made of stainless steel and engraved with a deep-sea diver’s helmet.
The main difference this year for this model is the addition of an unusual but quite attractive colour. Indeed, the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue Bronze – as you’ve guessed – plays on 3 tones of Blue. The dial is Blue lacquered, the bezel is made of Blue anodized aluminium and the leather strap comes in a Blue tone. This colour plays nicely with the hues of the bronze case. If you want to use your watch as a diving instrument, an additional black rubber strap is also included.
Just Gorgeous! A complete Set with original strap Brand New and Unworn…Comes on an absolutely gorgeous Custom Blue Horn-back Alligator strap…you wont find this combo anywhere else but at The Sutor House!!
BRAND: Bell & Ross
MODEL: BR03 Bronze Diver Blue Limited Edition #46/999
MOVEMENT: Automatic – Swiss
CROWN: Screw Down
SIZE: 42mm x 42mm
LUGS: 24mm – fitted
DIAL: Blue Dial
BEZEL: Fixed Bezel – Non-rotating
CONDITION: Pre-Owned – As-New
BOXES/PAPERS: 100% Complete Set – everything you see in the pictures!
WATER RESISTANCE: – 300m
STRAP/BRACELET: – 3 – Original Brand New Bell & Ross Blue leather strap with signed Bronze buckle & additional Bell & Ross Black Nylon tactical strap with steel buckle & Currently on a Custom Blue Horn-back alligator leather strap.
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