The latest Bell & Ross watch is inspired by cockpit instruments, but this piece has an original twist: the hours are shown not by a hand but by the central part of the dial that rotates along with the reference triangle marked on it. It required some thoughtful design to ensure that this component would not reduce power reserve or precision. The result is a modern, attractive pilot’s watch with the unique Bell & Ross appearance.
Differentiated SuperLumiNova, green and beige
The triangle and hour markers are coated in green SuperLumiNova, contrasting with the minute and second hands that have beige SuperLumiNova. It’s an interesting and attractive dial, designed for legibility.
Black ceramic case
The BR03-92 Bi-Compass is powered by the self-winding calibre BR-CAL.302, a movement made externally – presumably the Sellita SW300-1, therefore providing about 40 hours power reserve. It provides the stop-seconds function, and a quick-set date. The caseback is solid.
The BR03-92 Bi-Compass is a limited edition of 999 units, and it costs €3,500. More information from https://www.bellross.com. In the photo below, a radio compass, showing the inspiration for the BR03-92 Bi-Compass.