As we mentioned last week Bell & Ross is the master and commander of military design in the watch world and this new release highlights the forward looking nature of their work. Marrying together vintage military design with futuristic materials.
The fourth installment in four years for the Lum line brings us possibly the easiest to wear out of all of them so far. With a satin-polished square steel case that holds the circular sunray dial, a combination every Bell & Ross fan will be familiar with.
But the main star of the show here is the lume. As it has been since this family of watches launched in 2017, the brand has utilised a special form of luminescent material called Super-LumiNova C3. Which is like the lume you see on most high end watches but dialled up.
Not only will the hands and indices on the watch dial stay lit up for longer in the dark but they will charge up faster than normal as well. Meaning that you only need to expose it to a minimal amount of light for it to stay glowing after dusk. They have designed it so that it has a matte finish that is remiss of the vintage pilot’s watches that used tritium and radium paint. However there is no need to worry about radiation here like there was in years gone by.
During the day this watch will look like any other (besides the square case) but at night is when it comes alive. A unique quality for a timepiece and one fit for a unique gentleman.
Price & Specs:
Model Name: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Grey Lum
Case/Dial: 42mm, satin polished steel
Water resistance: 100m (10 ATM)
Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.302, self-winding mechanical
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Strap: Grey green calfskin and black synthetic fabric
Price: EUR €2,990
More details at Bell & Ross’ website.