Bell & Ross has a reputation for creating some of the timepiece industry’s most beautiful military-inspired watches. Now the company has dropped two incredible military-inspired watches over the past month.
The Bell & Ross BR03-92 MA-1 is an elegant pilot watch with a clear US Air Force flight jacket aesthetic.
The ceramic casing in military khaki draws inspiration from iconic 1950s Air Force MA-1 bomber jackets.
Fans of bomber jackets will note the use of orange and khaki on the BR03-92 MA-1, a clear nod to the original MA-1 bomber jackets, which featured a blaze orange lining.
The matte khaki ceramic bezel is superimposed over an orange 'Super-Luminova' dial. A reversible band in dark khaki and orange further reinforces the bomber design aesthetic.
Aviation cockpits inspire the 42mm frame with a high visibility dial and clear numbering on a cubed slot, similar to an old plane’s instruments.
The BR03-92 MA-1 is water resistant up to 100 meters and features a sapphire crystal glass screen.
The Release of the BR 03-92 MA-1 falls hot on the heels of another classic military-inspired watch, the BR-X1 Phantom.
Bell & Ross BR-X1 Phantom
The BR-X1 is one of the company’s highest-end watches and this new Phantom edition is a murdered out, skeletal and wraith-like take on the original classic.
An alluring fusion of horologist skill and military aesthetic, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Phantom features a 45mm case rendered in matte black ceramic and black PVD titanium.
The skeleton dial with Super-LumiNova numerals and hands provides insight into the precise BR-CAL.313 movement beneath. A perforated black strap with a Black PVD steel completes the menacing look.
The Phantom represents a high-end chronograph with the ultimate execution of the Bell & Ross aesthetic.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Phantom is available at select retailers, limited to 250 units.