Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BR03-94 Rafale

Courtesy of Bell & Ross
It's been a long day, so we're going to give you just the facts.  This is the Rafale from Bell & Ross.

The Rafale is rated by some to be "the most multi-role fighter aircraft on the market", and Bell & Ross is partnering with Dassault Aviation in paying tribute to it.

Courtesy of Bell & Ross

The case of the Rafale is a fitting tribute to its namesake embracing some of the latest technological innovations to offer something special -

Courtesy of Bell & Ross

  Per Bell & Ross -


Similar to the Rafale, which was produced with innovative, high- performance materials, the case of the BR 03-94 Rafale watch was designed using ceramic. This material holds a privileged position in the aerospace sector, with uses including the manufacture of parts subject to high temperatures, exposure to acids, corrosion and erosion. It is also found in the design of heat shields and noses for rockets. Almost as tough as a diamond, ceramic is extremely hard wearing and has an unchanging colour as it is dyed in the mass. It is also lighter than steel, hypoallergenic and has thermal- control properties, which increase the wearer’s comfort.

To create the ceramic BR 03-94, the Bell & Ross designers had to rethink the already complex structure of its case. Therefore, the BR 03-94 is built around its movement and its steel container, protected by a cover, top and back made of ceramic. The eight screws, which are visible from the outside of the ceramic case, are functional and fasten the entire watch like a clamp, ensuring that the case is perfectly solid and water resistant. The Bell & Ross designers also reworked the shapes and proportions of the watch. The result is uncompromising: strong, sporty, assertive and masculine. 

Technical specifications:

Movement: automatic mechanical. Calibre BR-CAL.301.

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Date. Elapsed time chronograph: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange.

Case: 42 mm in diameter. Matt black ceramic.

Dial: matte grey. Superluminova®-filled numerals, indices and
hour and minute hands.

Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.

Water resistance: 100 m.

Strap: black rubber.

Buckle: pin. Black PVD* coated steel. 

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