After designing a race car and a bike in theory, Bell & Ross replica watches designers have turned into the heavens for the most recent struggle — but this time, to design an aircraft capable of really competing at the Reno Air Races in record-breaking fashion. Why? To function as inspiration to get a watch set, obviously — as if surrounding inspiration or heritage is not sufficient, an individual has to resort to conjuring it from thin air. Now, in regards to advertising budget costs, The Racing Bird plane is most likely just as much of a gimmick as there will ever be.
That is the 1 thing I have always enjoyed about Bell & Ross BR V replica watches: that the brand appears to make no attempt to hide behind the fact that its artists — not its own legacy (or absence thereof — that the brand has been founded in 1992 after all), or its affiliation with some renowned ambassador or army group is its most powerful asset. When the designers layout, and also the watchmakers create watches (i.e. both parties only do what they’re best at), see lovers triumph. The Racing Bird is a fantastic illustration of this. Grantedin mechanical layout it is not dissimilar to this V2-94 Bellytanker or the V2-94 Garde-Côtes versions from prior years, but that is fine. What we’re basically looking at here, is a palette swap, albeit a very effective one motivated by an actual working propeller-powered aircraft which Bell & Ross BR V2-94 heritage replica watches designed.
As indicated, the V2-94 Racing Bird brings from Bell & Ross’ successful’classic’ line. But, keep in mind that there’s little about Bell & Ross BR V2-94 vintage imitation watches which may even be contemplated’classic’ as the newest remains a child of the nineties. Despite (or possibly, regardless of) sharing all of those traits, in addition to the exact same situation and motion with the Bellytanker and Garde Côtes, the Racing Bird is the very first in the show that feels just like a new watch — and that is an excellent thing.
301, that is basically a modified Sellita SW300-1 — an automatic chronograph movement using a 30-minute counter top at 9:00, a center-mounted chronograph seconds hand (well emphasized by an orange tipped Bird shape counterweight), plus a running moments counter at 3:00. Oh, and possibly the watch’s most underrated attribute, an altimeter-inspired date aperture camouflaged just within the 3:00 enroll. It’s really a fairly smart integration, and also one that is apt to receive overlooked at first glance since the numbers seem as if they could be a part of the counter itself. But you may notice they are not concentric with the remainder of the register’s round shape, at which stage, if that disturbs you, you are very likely to un-see it for as long as the Racing Bird is in your wrist.
If it comes to contemporary chronographs, relaxation is seldom the title of this sport, but Bell & Ross BR V2-94 aeronavale imitation watch has done a superb job maintaining the proportions of this V2-94 eminently wearable in the height and total length. In reality, it does not feel too far away in dimension and wrist existence from among the very markedly iconic and wearable chronographs of the time — that the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.
Whether the colour of this Racing Bird will be to your preference is another matter — whether it does really feel fresh and fast like summertime, those searching for something a bit more classical (since summertime unfortunately has an expiration date each year) may seek out the typical V2-94 versions — mercifully, there are a couple of others to select from.