Bell & Ross Go Under The Red Radar

Bell & Ross Go Under The Red Radar

Aviation has always been a passion for Bell & Ross with them becoming a leading brand in the instrument watch field. They are back with a spectacular new Red Radar, the BR 03-92 Red Radar Ceramic.

The Red Radar was originally launched in 2011. This year marks the return of this groundbreaking watch with a Ceramic version, that brings its own innovative reinterpretation to the watch display. Its graphics reproduced the scanning motion of the light beam on a radar screen with stunning realism. The bright red crystal topping the dial is reminiscent of the flight control instrument. 

The time can be read via a system of rotating discs, combined with an analogue hand. The new timepiece adopts the BR 03 case, which is 42 mm in diameter. In constant pursuit of innovation and performance, on this occasion Bell & Ross has chosen to use ceramic. This high-tech material is scratch-resistant, yet soft to the touch.

The principle is very simple. The two rotating discs on this ground-breaking display take the place of the conventional hands. The two stylised planes replace the traditional arrows :

– The passenger plane travels on the large, outermost disc, showing the hours.

– The fighter plane flies on the smaller-diameter disc, nearer the centre of the dial, showing the minutes.

– A slim, analogue central hand accompanies these two planes, showing the seconds.

The passenger plane travels more slowly than the fighter plane, as it does in reality. The former completes one lap of the dial in 12 hours, the latter in sixty minutes.

Ultimately, there are two levels on the display :

– lower level: the discs, the planes.

– upper level: the hour scale printed on the inside of the sapphire crystal.

The large red hand navigates between the two.

Technical Specifications:


Limited Edition of 999 pieces.

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes and seconds.

Case: 42 mm in width. Matt black ceramic. 

Dial: black. Centre minute disc and outer hour disc with small red aircraft markings. Red painted seconds hand.

Crystal: sapphire with red anti-reflective coating and red painted numerals and indices.

Water-resistance: 100 metres.

Straps: black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.

Buckle: pin. Steel with black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish.

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