The BR V1-92 is built around a 38.5mm wide stainless-steel case and sets itself apart from other V1-92 models with that open date display, full Arabic numerals, and the contrasting five-minute divided blue/grey minute scale. Additionally, the counterbalance on the seconds hand has been customised to the silhouette of the BR-Bird. The combination of these elements makes for a much more modern take on a pilot's watch, especially when compared with much of the current vintage-inspired V1-92 lineup. Powered by an automatic Sellita SW300-1 (Bell & Ross calls the BR-CAL.302), the BR V1-92 Racing Bird looks like a nicely sized and rather handsome translation of the style and spirit of the BR-Bird design.
Like its three-handed sibling, the BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph is a distinct departure from the more vintage-inspired aesthetic of other models in this range from Bell & Ross. The dial will definitely be the talking piece of this watch. The white dial is as if the body of the racing plane. Hour markers, the timer at 9 O’clock, the bezel and the watch band are decorated with the same colour blue as the blue tail wing of BR-Bird and decorative lines in blue. Central chronograph second, leather lining and detailed decoration in orange stand out as well as the colour of the dashboard. Gray symbolises the brand logo on the racing plane. After the hour and minute hands in steel were hallowed out, they would be coated with Superluminova® material. The BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph is equipped with two watchbands, a steel bracelet and a blue cowskin strap with orange lining. BR-V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph opened a new chapter in designing and style, a limited edition of 999 pieces across the world.
With their graphic design and style, the BRV1 and BRV2 Racing Bird limited editions are starting a new chapter in a saga that weaves together Bell & Ross and aviation history, performance, extreme professionals… and passion.
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