2008 was a crucial year for Bell & Ross, and he officially became a supplier to the French Air Force. At the request of the General Staff, the brand has developed a representative and practical watch to meet the special requirements of pilots, which is Instrument BR 03 Type Aviation.
The brand adopted a prototype of the BR series to meet this challenge, returning to the original meaning of his existence: a watch designed with inherent professionalism. The Instrument Series draws inspiration directly from the aircraft cockpit dashboard, following the same four basic principles: legibility, versatility, precision and reliability.
INSTRUMENT BR 01-92 HERITAGE-Cockpit 1940
The development of the Instrument series is comparable to the technological developments in aeronautical instruments: Instrument BR 01 draws inspiration directly from the instruments inside the aircraft cockpit in the 1970s; Instrument BR 03 Type aviation is equipped with a multifunctional movement, which he benefits from the watchmaking The advantages of industrial technology development also draw inspiration from the cockpit of the 21st century aircraft.
Bell & Ross inherited the bloodline of Instrument BR, bringing the sports soul of this series of watches to life, this time he took inspiration from the military aircraft of the 1940s. Although inspired by history, this watch uses the most advanced technology to combine all the details, including traditional hands and numbers, as well as gray time markers and natural leather straps with markers.
INSTRUMENT BR 01-92-Cockpit 1970
The Instrument BR Heritage has obvious 1940s exterior features and is equipped with an automatic ETA2892 movement. The carbon-plated stainless steel case has a black overall appearance. BR 01 with hour, minute and second display, forty-six millimeters in diameter; BR03, with hours, minutes, seconds and date functions, forty-two millimeters in diameter. Gray numbers, scale marks and hands are coated with cold light to ensure night readings, and the surface is made of anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
This watch has a water-resistant depth of one hundred meters. The strap is marked with a natural leather strap or a sturdy artificial fabric strap.
INSTRUMENT BR 03 TYPE AVIATION-Cockpit 2000
Source: Europa Star April-May 2009 Magazine Issue