A slightly more festive and eye-catchy take on a trademark circle-in-a-square design. Some extra night legibility included.
Regardless of the personal preferences, you’d hardly mistake the distinctive looks of almost any Bell & Ross watch for someone of its competitors. The French brand really knows how to stand out from the crowd, mixing the bold shapes with a low-profile military aesthetics. And this strategy is quite flexible too: a bit less military spirit here, some additional shimmer and polish there, and now we’re clearly hitting the steel-luxury market everybody seems to be obsessed about. The 42-mm stainless steel case of the BR03-92 Grey Lum with the satin finish and polished bevels looks and feels slightly more refined comparing to the usual utilitarian philosophy of the brand. Still, the sturdy character of the watch and its readiness to take some reasonable beating, including a 100-meter water-resistance, are more than obvious.
The anthracite grey dial with a sun-ray pattern is extremely legible, thanks to the clean layout with the large 3, 6, 9, 12 numerals, and a special kind of Super‐LumiNova C3 radiating the intense green light in the dark conditions. The watch is powered by the automatic BR‐CAL.302 movement, driving the central hours, minutes, and seconds, as well as a date at 4:30. The latter is indicated via a tiny circular window of a matching color, so no real symmetry issues here. The Bell & Ross BR03-92 Grey Lum is complemented by both, the grey‐green velvet calfskin and black synthetic fabric straps. The price is EUR 3000.
Feb. 18, 2020