Franco-Swiss watchmaker Bell & Ross at all times had a fascination with aeronautical and army devices since its youth. With roots steep in army historical past and values, the assertion “from the cockpit to the wrist” completely sums up the deep connection Bell & Ross has cast with its skilled aviation watches. In 2010, a household of air navigation-inspired timepieces have been created below the Flight Instruments collection, paving the best way for a cult following within the years forward. Twelve years on, the Flight Instruments assortment continues to develop with the addition of its newest artistic exponent — the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Radiocompass.
Designed after its namesake device, the BR 03-92 Radiocompass was impressed by the pilot cockpit’s navigational radio compass instrument. The onboard radio receiver acts as a positioning assistant because it signifies the place and path of an plane by way of beacons on the bottom. This indispensable device guides pilots no matter visibility, permitting pilots to navigate even in night time or low visibility (fog or rain) circumstances.
As with all Flight Instrument collections, the BR 03-92 Radiocompass takes design cues from its supply of inspiration. A attribute pair of watch arms are stylised after these seen within the cockpit. Bold colors (orange, yellow and inexperienced) help with visible distinction whereas injecting a contact of cheekiness to Bell & Ross’ in any other case severe manner. Given the unconventional shapes of the watch arms, the alphabets, H and M, are added to indicate the hour and minute arms accordingly. Generous coats of Super-LumiNova are painted on the arms
Other refined references act as ending touches to this unique, 999-piece restricted version timepiece. Three layers of white graduated markings are organized concentrically, with a triangle pip, minute indexes and numerals adorning the graphic dial. The innermost hour numerals are rendered in extremely legible isonorm typography and positioned in direction of the centre of the dial as a nod to the radio compass navigation instrument. Generous coats of Super-LumiNova are painted on the watch arms and twelve five-minute intervals for readability below low mild circumstances.
As with nearly all of Bell & Ross’ items, the sq. and circle preserve a key affect within the watch’s design language. A predominant square-shaped case options rounded edges with a round time show set inside. Matte black ceramic is the selection of fabric for the case as it’s prized for being light-weight, hypoallergenic, scratch proof and difficult, and is usually used within the aeronautical business.
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