A Complete Guidebook On Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo Watch
Camouflage was first used by the army during First World War. Its purpose was to hide or disguise men or objects. Green, khaki, brown, black and grey are the most commonly used colors. The matte treatment of these colors is a mandatory condition imposed by the military.
The Phantom concept (monochrome camouflage), launched in 2007, and the Commando collection of 2009 (bicolor camouflage), fit perfectly into the professional military milieu. The launch of these watches, which are inspired by aeronautical instrumentation, heralded a foray into new territory. These avant-garde timepieces were among the first to use a camouflage coating in a horological setting.
For the new Swiss Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo, the brand has developed an original military-type tricolor coating. Its dial is covered with a patchwork of matte greys, its case and strap in matte black. This high-tech timepiece is practically undetectable, especially at night. Nevertheless, the display of the BR 03-92 Black Camo remains perfectly legible both day and night thanks to the photo luminescent coating on its hands, indices and numerals.
The BR 03-92 Black Camo has all the characteristics of an Haute Horlogerie timepiece. Notably, it is driven by the calibre BR-CAL.302., a highly accurate Swiss self-winding mechanical movement which powers the hour, minute, second and date functions.
The beautiful and simple time display is based on the brand’s visual signature: large numerals accompanied by baton indices for perfect legibility. The design of the hands is also very distinctive with slender hands or the minutes and broader for the hours, to avoid any risk of confusion.
The case of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo Watch, water resistant to 100m, uses mass-colored ceramic. Wear-resistant, unalterable, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic, this material is second to diamond in terms of hardness but tougher and lighter than steel.
The sandwich type dial is made up of two superposed inserts. The lower one has a black Superluminova® coating bearing the numerals and indices. The upper one carries the camouflage pattern. The die cutting for the numerals and indices reveals the black Superluminova®. This system guarantees impeccable legibility, both day and night.
The timepiece is completed with a black rubber or ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric strap with black PVD coated steel buckle pin.