If you think about Bell & Ross for a manufacturer of mostly oversize, square-cased, aviation-oriented watches, then you are not alone. But, Bell & Ross replica watches are also the manufacturers of an increasing collection of heritage-inspired aviation bits that they predict their Vintage Collection. Today, Bell & Ross have expanded the 38.5millimeter BR V assortment of the Vintage Collection together with the newest Bell & Ross BR V1-92 replica watches, an aviation-inspired game watch with a domed sapphire crystal and B&R’s Cal.302 automatic mechanical motion.
Clearly drawing layout cues from aviation devices and timepieces of yesteryear, the V1-92’s dial is shiny black with faux classic colored Super-LumiNova coated baton hour mark, a second scale and sub divisions published in white, in addition to white printed moment markers rather than hour markers at Gravity increments. The election to proceed with notable minute markers instead of hour mark demonstrates B&R’s devotion to the classic flyer texture of this piece in addition to a nod to historic pilot’s watches out of IWC and Laco. The twelve o’clock index, a two dots, can be borrowed from classic pilot watches. A white on black wheel is visible through a window neatly tucked to the 4:30 place — though it is partially cutting off a few of the figures.
Sword-style palms, also coated from the vintage-looking Super-LumiNova, are reminiscent of WWII era pilot watches from manufacturers more older than Bell & Ross BR V1-92 military replica watches. At six o’clock we locate a red circle with”M T” (to endure”Army Form”) printed inside to mimic the reddish colored 3H (which called tritium or Hydrogen-3 for a lume origin ) markers found on elderly German army watches such as those created by Heuer and issued into the German Air Force. A thick, domed, anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal protects the dial and provides a few perpendicular heft into the differently multifunctional case.
Like the remainder of the V1 watches at the Vintage Collection, the Bell & Ross BR V1-92 bellytanker imitation watch includes an extremely simple, brushed stainless steel case in a conventional round shape such as those seen on a lot of classic military watches. A 38.5millimeter case thickness keeps things sense classic and the small size must allow for comfortable wear wrists of several dimensions. Paradoxically, a number of the watches that the Bell & Ross V1-92 appears to draw inspiration from were giant (as large as 55mm) was designed to be worn over a pilot’s thick coat. Bell & Ross definitely know the contemporary marketplace includes a place for people who love antique styling with a more wearable existence. The new Bell & Ross V1-92 Military also shares its motion with the remainder of the V1 collection.
302 relies on the Sellita SW300, a 25-jewel, 38-hour power book, automatic mechanical, time-and-date quality that hums along in a regular 28,800bph. Sellita’s SW300, although less like the SW200 and ETA 2824, exists as an alternate to the ETA 2892. Although it isn’t a radical bit of haute horology, the Sellita established Cal. 302 should offer years of loyal and accurate support and also make for simple servicing once the time comes.
A new dial to the present V1 collection, the Bell & Ross BR V1-92 racing bird imitation watches add another favorite pilot’s configuration into the enlarging lineup and is your sole 38.5millimeter version with faux classic colored Super-LumiNova, if that is what you are into. The Bell & Ross V1-92 Military is likewise not prohibitively costly at $1,990 USD onto a really much aviation-inspired classic looking brown leather strap.