Bell & Ross BR 03-92 AeroGT

In 2014, Bruno Belamich, creative director at Bell & Ross, designed the B-Rocket motorbike, something like a cross between a bike and an aircraft. It was actually built, in cooperation with the Shaw Harley-Davidson Speed & Custom company. This year, 2016, the brand presented a Bell & Ross car, the AeroGT concept car. This in turn was the inspiration for two new watches, BR 03 AeroGT, in hour-minute-seconds and chronograph versions.

Bell & Ross AeroGT concept car
The car has distinctly aeronautical flavour, with its massive air intakes, a wicked pitot tube for an airspeed indicator, and canard winglets for the microscopic wing mirrors. At the moment it is just a design, a concept, existing in the form of drawings, computer-generated images, hypothetical performance data and a video.

The two BR 03 AeroGT watches borrow certain elements from the concept car, with silvery steel case, red aluminium crown, skeletonized dial revealing the movement, technical-looking seconds scales divided into quarter-seconds, and the perforated black leather strap with red trim.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 AeroGT three-hand watch

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 AeroGT three-hand watch

The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 AeroGT is nicely skeletonized, with the mainspring visible behind a curvy-spoked bridge, and the balance at 6 o’clock. The second hand has a red tip, while the hour and minute hands have some SuperLuminova for night-time visibility, and likewise the hour indicators. Other red details are the triangle in the 12 ‘clock position, and the shaft of the crown.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 AeroGT three-hand watch

More of the movement, with the personalized oscillating weight, can be seen through the caseback. The movement is the BR-CAL.318, a self-winding movement presumably made by a third-party supplier. The case is 42 mm in width and height, in satin-polished steel, water resistance 100 metres. The strap is in black calfskin with perforations revealing a red inner layer, and red edging. It has a steel pin buckle.

Price

The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 AeroGT three-hand watch costs €4,900, $5,500. It is a limited edition of 500 pieces.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 AeroGT caseback

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