Even though the worlds of aviation and wristwatches are both just over a century old, they both continue to amaze us with new developments and technology. The same is true of aviation-inspired wristwatches in general, and – more specifically – aviation watches from Bell & Ross.
The entire genre of aviation-inspired pilots watches is a bold celebration of the glory days of flying. Most important in those early days was readability. The watch on the pilot’s wrist had to be legible, which generally calls for a clean dial, luminescent markers and hands, and an oversized case. Additionally, watches had to be anti-magnetic to perform in the skies. In that regard, little has changed. Today’s pilot watches must be bold, readable and offer useful functions for the flight enthusiast as well as the serious pilot. Lucky, then, that so many top brands are willing to comply.
Ceramic plays a key role in the new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Carbon Ceramic Instrument watch. The new watch is crafted in high-tech ceramic that is scratch proof, light-weight and ultra strong. The complex construction consists the automatic movement, covered by a stainless steel container and protected by an outer shell. This is then housed inside the ceramic case, with a ceramic caseback that guarantees water resistance. Legibility is clear thanks to the luminous hands and numerals that stand out against the matte black finish of the dial and case. The 42mm watch offers hours, minutes, seconds and date indication. The timepiece is available in a host of colors and styles that range from modern to vintage in inspiration.
All Bell & Ross watches are crafted of the finest materials, including surgical grade stainless steel, top-of the line titanium, carbon fiber and noble metals. Everything is built in the brand’s state-of-the-art Swiss workshops and each watch undergoes thorough and extensive testing and quality control.