Bell & Ross - Bell & Ross BR 03-92 BI-COMPASS
Bell & Ross - Bell & Ross BR 03-92 BI-COMPASS

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 BI-COMPASS

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Bell & Ross demonstrates, once again, its remarkable creativity and pioneering mentality, while underlining its functional and utilitarian brand values.
 
FROM THE COCKPIT TO THE WRIST
 
In a quest to create the ideal utilitarian watch, Bell & Ross broke traditional watchmaking codes in 2005 with the simple idea of turning a plane’s cockpit into a wristwatch. More than an original
concept, the Instruments collection is not only reminiscent of the world of aviation but is immediately recognizable.
 
BR 03-92 BI-COMPASS
 
The simplicity of the BR03-92 BI-COMPASS’s design encases the complexity of its inner workings. Built on a two-tier basis, the dial divides its main center part with the outer part - where the minute track is featured - through a small “step” equipped with a minute-circle. To enhance legibility, the hour and minute graduations have been separated to promote the minutes on the main dial – as in original instruments – while the hours are displayed in the center.
 
The hour reading is indicated by a green triangle marker which appears in the center through an independent concentric disc which is not graduated.
The technical challenge posed by its design and construction required the best watchmaking expertise: An ultra-light disc needed to be created to ensure that the power reserve nor the accuracy of the watch was not reduced. 
 
Furthermore, the disc needs to be sufficiently resistant so as to not become deformed or risk any friction. 
 
This dual challenge has required the development of specific materials and new techniques.
As it rotates, an adjustment to the nearest micron ensures that the disc is constantly parallel. The accuracy of the assembly requires all the know-how of master watchmakers.
The typography used for the numerals is identical to that on analog aviation counters (Isonorm)
 
DESIGN THAT ENHANCES LEGIBILITY
 
Bell & Ross designers have borrowed the graphic characteristics of navigation tools to create an original and extremely legible display of time. The result is a design and color code that allows the time to be read quickly and accurately.
 

Technical specifications

REF. br0392-IDC-CE/srb
 
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical. Crystal: sapphire with antireflective coating.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date. Water-resistance: 100 metres.
Case: 42 mm in diameter. Matt black ceramic. Straps: black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.
Dial: matt black. Central hour disc with Super-LumiNova®
marking. Hour and minute hands, indices and numerals coated in Super-LumiNova®.
Buckle: pin. Black PVD coated steel.

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