Bell & Ross 03-92 Radar Automatic Steel Carbon

by · September 21, 2012

Faithful to the Swiss house’s tradition, the BR 03 Radar series takes on various aviation instruments both in point of design and of precision. As the name suggests it, these watches look like radars. Aesthetic innovation, but also a powerful metaphor, this similarity is provided by the three concentric circles, each one featuring its own measurement: seconds for the smallest one, marked by a phosphorescent green handle; minutes for the middle one whose handle has a bright yellow color; hours for the largest one with a vivid red indicator.

The inspiration from the aeronautical industry does not stop here as the Swiss watch makers also relate to the altimeter by the two perpendicular axes that operate four sections on the three embossed carbon rings. While the brand’s logo lies in the center, the two black lines are interrupted by figures providing reference points at all three levels (seconds, minutes and hours). The two letters suggestive of the brand’s name also occupy a visible position on the black rubber strap enclosed by means of a pin buckle.

Incorporating a mechanical automatic movement (an improved version of the ETA 2892-A2 caliber), BR 03-92 Radar model is a highly reliable one. The carbon circles are enclosed by a square PVD steel case, which is, in its turn, fitted with an antireflective treated sapphire crystal and a screw-locking crown. Its technical features include 100 meter underwater resistance as well as 42 hours long power reserve.

Atypical aircraft inspired design and multiplicity of uses are the main features of this bold time measuring item. While the raw materials used for its manufacturing (steel, carbon and rubber) make it highly resistant to rough weather conditions as well as suitable for diving adventures, BR 03-92 Radar can also be turned into an automatic winding desk clock due to the set of accessories this watch comes with.

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