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Bell & Ross Vintage BR-V2 Steel Heritage

Bell & Ross launched its Vintage collection in 2009 as an ode to the history of aviation timepieces. As a series, the round or square watches have evolved in the years since, with the collection’s third generation most directly inspired by instrument panels from 1960s aircrafts.

BR V2-94 STEEL HERITAGE
BR V2-94 STEEL HERITAGE

In this preview to its Baselworld 2018 debuts, Bell & Ross now releases the latest models in this ongoing– and very popular–collection. The new Vintage BR V2-92 and BR V2-94 Steel Heritage again successfully recreate a vintage aviation look with a black dial. Whereas last year’s Black Steel versions of these same models offered white numerals and hands, this new Heritage duo features beige 12, 3, 6 and 9, intended to evoke a vintage-like patina. Also new this year is a red “100M” designation, adding an extra bit of retro-color to the dial.

The details of these two models, one a three-hander and the other a chronograph, include a polished/satin-finished steel case with a slightly smaller diameter of 41 mm, push-buttons, a screw-down crown, rounded lugs that match the new metal bracelet, and a curved sapphire crystal that evokes a vintage style.

Prices: $3,200 (BR V2-92) and $4,600 (BR V2-94)

Specifications:

Bell & Ross BR V2-92 STEEL HERITAGE

Movement: Sellita-based Caliber BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, date.
Case: 41 mm satin-polished steel. Rotating steel bezel with anodized black aluminum ring and 60-minute scale. Screwdown crown. Sapphire case-back.
Dial: Black with sand-colored SuperLuminova numerals and indices. Métal skeletonized hour and minute hands filled with sand-colored Superluminova.
Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 100 meters.
Strap: satin-polished steel
Buckle: folding for metal bracelet.

BR V2-94 STEEL HERITAGE

Movement: ETA-based Caliber BR-CAL.301 automatic chronograph Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date. Chronograph: 30-minute timer at 9 o'clock, central chronograph seconds.
Case: 41 mm satin-polished steel. Steel bezel with anodized black aluminum ring and 60-minute scale. Screw-down crown and push buttons. Sapphire case-back.
Dial: Black with sand-colored SuperLuminova numerals and indices. Métal skeletonized hour and minute hands filled with sand-colored Superluminova Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 100 meters.
Strap: Satin-polished steel
Buckle: Folding for metal bracelet.

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