Camouflage is cool and not just when it comes to Japanese streetwear brands. A few watchmakers have tried the militaristic style over the years, but none quite as successfully as Bell & Ross, who are adding to their contingent of terrain-inspired timepieces with a new arctic take on the BR 03-92.
The BR 03-92 White Camo lives up to its name. It takes the matte black ceramic of its 42mm, cockpit instrument case and livens things up with a contrasting dial in patches of white, grey and black. It’s a simple change, but one that works, even better we’d say, than their previous khaki camo looks.
That’s particularly true when paired with the matching camouflage leather strap. If that’s a bit too much for you – it’s fine, not all of us can get away with it – the BR 03-92 White Camo also comes with a black rubber number, which also happens to be better at making use of the watch’s 100m water resistance.
Inside is Bell & Ross’s own Cal.302 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. It’s standard B&R fare, but with a distinct armed forces twist and respectably rugged specs. It’s also a damn sight cooler than your standard military issue.
Price & Specs:
Model: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 White Camo
Case/dial: 42mm diameter, matt black ceramic
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.302, automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 38h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Strap: Calfskin with grey and white camouflage or black rubber
Price/availability: £2,990, limited to 999 pieces
More details at Bell & Ross.