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Made in style for extreme conditions, new BR 03 Diver Military, with black ceramic case (42 mm) and unidirectional rotating bezel, khaki dial, automatic BR-CAL.302 movement, woven black rubber and ultra-resilient khaki synthetic fabric straps. Limited to 999 pieces.

Bell & Ross built its name and reputation in the exclusive world of professional users with watches that totally respond to requirements for extreme conditions. Bell & Ross’ diving watches offer a professional solution to an environment that is as fascinating as it is dangerous. Its Hydromax® model held the world record for water resistance up to 11,100 m deep in 1997. Released in 2017, the brand’s first square diving watch became a collection in its own right and pursued its expansion ever since. Since its origins, Bell & Ross has built a strong history in the underwater exploration, and now extends its Diver collection with a new model that reflects its core DNA and reaffirms the brand’s functional approach. Based on the brand’s principle that the superfluous should never shadow the essentials, the Bell & Ross’ engineers have designed a utilitarian diving watch perfectly suitable for professional use, the BR 03-92 Diver Military. This precision tool is not just a reliable instrument ready for any professional diving mission, but an ally of every moment.

The authenticity of the military technical specifications

With its olive drab tone, the BR 03-92 Diver Military mirrors the colour of the military uniform of these men for whom discretion is the ultimate priority while in mission and makes it a superbly camouflaged watch. Staying faithful to the military technical specifications, the olive drab dial is perfectly readable both day and night thanks to a photoluminescent coating that allows immediate reading of the time. While the sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant and the movement is highly precised, the sober design is equipped with a black matte ceramic case. Made entirely from ceramic, the BR 03-92 Diver Military is lightweight, high-performant and virtually, unscratchable. Reminiscent of the anti-reflective finish used on aircraft instrument panels, this new model is perfectly in tune with the aeronautical codes so crucial to the Bell & Ross philosophy. By releasing a high-tech material in the professional underwater instruments, Bell & Ross has created a new must-have tool and reinterprets the original values of the iconic BR 01. Military watches are the finest examples of the successful combination of readability and functionality. They are capable of effectively assisting divers under all circumstances and meet the specific demands of professionals on their mission.

Underwater safety resistance and legibility

Water resistant to 300 meters, the watch is armoured with a steel interior and ceramic exterior case to withstand the rigors of underwater exploration. The case is reinforced with a very thick back, once again guaranteeing extreme water resistance. A further guarantee of flawless water resistance, the sapphire crystal with antireflective coating is an impressive 2.85 mm thick, compared to the 1.50 mm on the classic BR03-92. Screwed down to withstand the pressure at great depths, the crown of the BR 03-92 Diver Military is equipped with a guard that guarantees complete protection against impacts and optimal water resistance. The carefully designed crown is also fitted with a rubber insert for improved ergonomics. With its sophisticated design and uncompromised functionality, the BR 03-92 Diver Military feature time indications that must be readable at 25 cm in the dark with luminescent markers, according to the standards. The olive drab dial features indices in skeletonized metal applique filled with green Super-LumiNova® C3 for enhanced legibility. The hour and minute hands contain green Super- LumiNova® C3, allowing them to be visible at a glance; the minute hand is also used to calculate the dive time. Finally, the second hand is also filled with green Super-LumiNova® C3 to provide an ultra-legible indication that the watch is running smoothly, even underwater. At daytime, the time indicators bear a pale almond color which will fully turn into a phosphorescent green when reaching depth and darkness. Thanks to this most resistant, intense, and innovative variant, the black contour of the indices and hands contrast perfectly to obtain optimum legibility.

Standard NIHS 92611 / ISO 6425 Diver watches

Reliability

The BR 03-92 Diver Military is a professional diving instrument, driven by a Swiss self-winding mechanical movement with proven robustness and accuracy. With ergonomics perfectly designed for underwater use, the iconic Bell & Ross square case is equipped with a 60-minute calibrated unidirectional rotating bezel, meaning it can only be rotated in one direction – in this case, anti-clockwise, to prevent the references from being lost. This bezel, designed for professional use, has a key function as it sets a time marker while diving. A vital information for the diver when reaching the stage of the ascent and needs to decompress before coming back to the surface. It allows immediate calculation of the time spent underwater. If it is moved accidentally, it automatically shortens the dive time to avoid any risk. Invisible from the outside, yet crucial for its reliability, the case of the BR 03-92 Diver Military is also equipped with a soft iron cage to increase its resistance to magnetic fields. This measuring instrument effectively accomplishes its mission -allowing divers to reach deeper and confidently explore this exciting frontier. The technical and functional features of this diving watch echo a set of military specifications and meet the requirements defined by international standard ISO 6425. Considered as essential qualities, the BR 03-92 Diver Military satisfies three fundamental principles: water-resistance, legibility and reliability.

The BR 03-92 Diver Military comes in a water-resistant Pelican® box, and with two straps: the first one is made from woven black rubber with a PVD coated stainless steel pin buckle. The second is using an ultra-resilient olive drab synthetic fabric, allowing the watch to be quickly and ergonomically adjusted over the suit thanks to a Velcro closure system. Both have been designed for professional underwater use and their style instantly evokes the ocean depths. This new model – limited to 999 pieces – will appeal to both deep-sea diving professionals – thanks to its technical features – and to design and watch aficionados because of its design sporty facets.

Price: USD 4,500

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