The reputation of Bell & Ross is built on the legibility, water-resistance, functionality and precision of its timepieces. Paired with a pearl white dial and bronze case, the BR 03-92 DIVER WHITE BRONZE, evokes the glorious hours of the first underwater explorations with a modern flair.
Very precise and equally effective equipment is required to explore the marine world. The new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 DIVER WHITE BRONZE does this with consummate style featuring a bronze case and a pearl white dial.
When it comes to ensuring safety and style underwater, Bell & Ross has had in-depth expertise since 1997 when it first released the Hydromax (below), its first diver’s watch. With this model, the brand achieved a world record for water-resistance to a depth of 11,100 metres made possible by perfectly filling the case with a patented transparent fluorinated oil: a major innovation.
From the start of underwater exploration, equipment for the first modern divers consisted of bronze elements – bronze evolves over time and acquires a patina unique to each wearer. It’s no coincidence that the iconic diver’s helmet is now engraved on the back of BR 03-92 Diver watches in hypoallergenic stainless steel. The alloy used for the BR 03-92 DIVER WHITE BRONZE is CuSn8, composed of 92% copper and 8% tin. Its tone is visually close to the fittings of old sail boats and classic yachts, while overlapping with the types of bronze so prized today by contemporary designers and architects.
In order to meet professional diver expectations, it complies with international standard ISO-6425, which states that a ‘diver’s watch’ is a ‘watch designed to withstand diving in water at depths of at least 100 metres and equipped with a secured measuring system’. Underwater, the indices must still be visible at a distance of 25cm in the dark. A diver’s watch must also be magnetic-resistant, shock-resistant and, of course, resistant to salt water.
Complying with all these demanding specifications, the new BR 03-92 DIVER WHITE BRONZE is an underwater instrument worthy of its name according to Swiss standards. With a case perfectly water-resistant to 300 metres, this model is available in a limited edition of 999 pieces and houses a 25-jewel BR-CAL.302 mechanical self-winding movement, beating at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The one-way rotating bezel in polished bronze stands out, fitted with a brown aluminium ring. Then there’s the screw-down telescopic crown, completed by the soft iron cage that protects against magnetism. One element in particular truly captures the attention: the opaline silver dial with its soft, pearly hue. It combines perfectly with the bronze case, yet with a subtle contrast effect: its warm, smooth reflections working in harmony with the red-tinted shades of bronze.
This stunning timepiece works just as well in the modern city life as it is deep under the waves.
BR 03 DIVER WHITE BRONZE
999 LIMITED EDITION
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical. Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date. Water-resistance: 300 metres.
Case: 42 mm wide. Satin-finished and polished CuSn8 bronze. Unidirectional rotating solid bronze bezel with 60-minute scale and brown anodised aluminium ring. Screw-down crown. Crown guard. Steel case-back.
Strap: brown calfskin leather and woven black rubber.
Dial: silver opaline. Rose gold-plated applique indices with Super-LumiNova® inserts. Gold-plated metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour, minute and seconds hands.
Buckle: pin. Satin-finished and polished bronze.
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