Introducing the Bell & Ross BR-V2 Steel Heritage collection. Four new models that are part of the third generation of Bell & Ross’ Vintage collection will officially debut at Baselworld 2018 in March.
Inspired by instrument panels from 1960s aircraft, the BR V2-92 and BR V2-94 Steel Heritage offer a retro vintage look. The case is 41 mm in diameter which is slightly smaller than previous versions. The surfaces are polished and satin-finished.
Each version has crown guards with a relatively flat crown that screws-down to reinforce water-resistance (100 meters). The chronograph also adds screw-down pushers which operate the chronograph functions.
The black dial has steel large hands, and large indices, with Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9, all of which are coated with a beige faux patina luminescent material. The minute/second track is printed in white and the dial is protected by a curved sapphire crystal and surrounded by a steel uni-directional rotating bezel with a black anodized aluminum insert and a 60-minute scale.
Functionally the three-hand models display hours, minutes, central seconds and date. The chronograph has hours, minutes, small seconds, date, and a 30-minute chronograph with central seconds.
Both the three-hand and chronograph versions come with either a steel bracelet or tropical style rubber strap, tapered in the signature look that Bell & Ross is known for. The three-hand models retail for $2,900/$3,200 (rubber strap/steel bracelet). The chronographs retail for $4,300/$4,600 (rubber strap/steel bracelet).