BELL & ROSS has established a solid foothold in this industry with a round case by a square case. Today, when we think of Belles watches, the first thing we think of is definitely The BR series of square-shaped, screw-exposed designs, of course, the brand does not completely launch round cases, but the recognition of their square-shaped cases is so deeply rooted that they sometimes see cypresses. We may still feel a little accustomed to the Race’s round watch.
Bell & Ross’s BR V1-92 Military has a rare round case design. At the same time, it also refers to the style of old military watches and presents a completely different appearance than today’s military watches.
However, recently some Bell & Ross series like Racing Bird, Belly Tanker or BR V2-94 Renault team joint models have returned to the round case design. Perhaps the brand is not intended to be shaped as a square case brand, but hopes Grasp the appetite of the market more broadly, not only to attract market attention by the square shell. For the old-fashioned round shell fans, Bell & Ross can also propose products that satisfy them, such as the BR V1-92 Military to be introduced this time .
Retro military style
BR V1-92 Military is a medium-sized three-hand watch. It uses a stainless steel case, and its size is less than 39mm. It is obviously a retro soul. The same style has previously launched the Belly Tanker and Racing Bird versions. This one does not look like the previous two models. There is such a strong joint theme, but it still vividly interprets Belles’ strong military image.
Capture the style of early military watches
Although the functionality and movement are exactly the same as those of the previous brand, the face plate of the BR V1-92 Military is obviously reorganized. For example, its black face plate is printed with a red circle ‘MT’ at 6 o’clock. , Announcing the military-style pedigree, in addition to the 12 o’clock direction of the face plate also replaced the 12-hour time mark with a triangle plus two dots (this design is common in early flight watches), and the models are not like the previous Several works use 12-hour Arabic numerals instead of five-minute units similar to those inspired by racing dashboards, which means ’05, 10, 15 ⋯⋯’ on the faceplate instead of ‘ 1, 2, 3 ‘and so on, but this will affect the date window set in the direction of 4 to 5 o’clock, especially when the date reaches double digits, the intuition of reading time will be slightly discounted However, this kind of distress is also limited to people who just started or saw the watch for the first time. In fact, as long as you wear it for a long time, it will not be difficult to watch the time.
From the 12 o’clock mark on the faceplate and the outline of the plane of the balancer at the end of the second hand, you can find that this watch has a strong flight watch gene.
Breaking the rough impression of contemporary military watches
The watch is also coated with beige Superluminova® luminous material on the rod-shaped hour markers and hands. This contrasts with the 12 o’clock logo, which highlights Bellevue’s attempt to add vintage style to it, and it With a brown calfskin strap, with a long wearing time, with more wear marks, the retro texture will be more natural and strong. Unlike the current rough military watch, BR V1-92 Military seems to be an old-fashioned military watch from the past to the present. For those who like retro style and military style, this is just a choice of the best of both worlds.
BR V1-92 Military
Stainless steel material / BR-CAL.302 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / sapphire crystal / waterproof 100 meters / table diameter 38.5mm