Squaring the Circle

10/12/2020 1:21 am
Squaring the Circle

With Bell & Ross

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A curious thing about dive watches, they are almost invariably round.  And in fairness, that makes sense seeing as most watches by and large are round ; )

And you know what?  A limited world view as it pertains to the shape of dive watches is, well it’s a bit limiting ; )  

Now in the past, Bell & Ross did produce a round diver or two.  And full disclosure, I don’t know that I ever fully warmed to the whole Bell & Ross “instrument panel” pilot watch thing.  But as it pertains to a diver – and as this baby is bronze, in many instances it will be more of a desk diver, it’s got a certain “what’s-it”.

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Sorta’ steampunk.  It’s the type of watch that Jules Verne would have given Captain Nemo if the movie was being re-cast with Henry Rollins as Nemo, and the soundtrack by The Clash.  And in the best possible way!  This is the BR 03-92 Diver Bronze Navy Blue.  

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This one is limited to 250 pieces and may well have come and gone already, but should you be so inclined, here are the pertinents –

Limited edition of 250 pieces.

Movement: 

calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: 
hours, minutes, seconds and date.

Case: 

42 mm in diameter. Satin-polished CuSn8 bronze. Unidirectional rotating solid bronze bezel with 60-minute scale.

Dial: 

blue. Gold-plated applique indices with Super-LumiNova® inserts. Gold-plated skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hands.

Crystal: 

sapphire with anti-reflective coating.

Water-resistance: 

300 metres.

Straps: 

blue calfskin leather and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric

Buckle: pin. Bronze.

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