Sunday, November 22, 2020

Feeling Black and Blue with Bell & Ross

So let's make one thing super clear right from Jump Street - I am a diehard Bell & Ross fan.  In saying that, I also accept and realize that I am not what would readily be considered as part of what might be the presumptive demographic.  I am not nor do I dream of being a pilot, I do not go diving into the briny deep, and I actually get excited by driving the speed limit.  But I will say that I truly appreciate their watches and as is often the case, I tend to gravitate towards the wallflowers.
Courtesy of Bell & Ross

Courtesy of Bell & Ross

It's curious to imagine, but there was a time when a simple, basic watch like the two you see above were the standard issue for people out in the field. But more importantly, they are good looking time machines that in many ways symbolize (at least to this fan) what makes Bell & Ross special.  Clean, legible and all business.

The case measures a respectable 38.5 mm in diameter providing hours, minutes, seconds and date.

Now don't get me wrong, I still have an eye for the bold and the beautiful and have an ongoing unrequited love affair with the Aeronvale -
Courtesy of Bell & Ross
But I need to stay on topic here ; )

So back to the BR V1-92 Black Steel and Blue Steel -
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds and date.

Case: diameter 38.5 mm. Satin-polished steel.

Dial: matt black or blue Sunday  Numerals and indices coated in white Superluminova®. Metal skeletonised Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.

Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating.

Water-resistance: 100 metres.

Strap: black calfskin.

Buckle: pin. Steel.

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