Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Squaring the Circle

With Bell & Ross -

Courtesy of Bell & Ross

A curious thing about dive watches, they are almost invariably round.  And in fairness, that makes sense seeing as most watches by and large are round ; )

And you know what?  A limited world view as it pertains to the shape of dive watches is, well it's a bit limiting ; )  

Now in the past, Bell & Ross did produce a round diver or two.  And full disclosure, I don't know that I ever fully warmed to the whole Bell & Ross "instrument panel" pilot watch thing.  But as it pertains to a diver - and as this baby is bronze, in many instances it will be more of a desk diver, it's got a certain "what's-it".

Courtesy of Bell & Ross
Sorta' steampunk.  It's the type of watch that Jules Verne would have given Captain Nemo if the movie was being re-cast with Henry Rollins as Nemo, and the soundtrack by The Clash.  And in the best possible way!  This is the BR 03-92 Diver Bronze Navy Blue.  

Courtesy of Bell & Ross

This one is limited to 250 pieces and may well have come and gone already, but should you be so inclined, here are the pertinents -

Limited edition of 250 pieces.

calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.

hours, minutes, seconds and date.

42 mm in diameter. Satin-polished CuSn8 bronze. Unidirectional rotating solid bronze bezel with 60-minute scale.

blue. Gold-plated applique indices with Super-LumiNova® inserts. Gold-plated skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hands.

sapphire with anti-reflective coating.

300 metres.

blue calfskin leather and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric

Buckle: pin. Bronze.

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