Following 2017’s cracking vintage releases, Bell & Ross has continued their fine run of form with the release of the BR V2-93 GMT 24H. Channelling the brand’s passion for aviation the BR V2-93 GMT 24H brings multiple timezone functionalities to the Bell & Ross Vintage Collection for the first time.
I was particularly impressed with the profile of the Vintage Collection’s 41mm case and accompanying bracelet at last years Baselworld showcase and this new BR V2-93 GMT 24H, which introduces a ‘Tropic’ rubber strap and my favourite function, doesn’t just excite my practical senses, it’s a delight to look at too.
Bell & Ross’s ‘Form Follows Function’ mantra is instantly apparent with a deep black dial and large contrasting white numerals to optimise legibility, while orange reminiscent of the iconic Rolex Explorer II and more recently B&R’s captivating BR V2-94 GARDE-CÔTES Chrono ensure the GMT hand pops.
A bi-directional (and bi-colour) 24-hour scale bezel ensures the BR V2-93 GMT 24H can display the time in three global time zones, rotating it to add or subtract hours for a chosen location, with the grey half of the bezel indicating daytime, and the black half night-time, while a subtle window at 4.30 handles the date.
A sapphire case back exhibits B&R’s BR-CAL.303 which is based on the ETA 2893-2 automatic GMT movement which lends to part of this watch’s name ‘BR V2-93‘, a practice Bell & Ross is well respected for in the industry.
I think Bell & Ross have hit the nail on the head with the BR V2-93 GMT 24H, strengthening their brand identity with another sophisticated timepiece that just so happens to be an indispensable tool!
Local pricing TBC. Head to Bell & Ross’s website for more information.