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New Bell & Ross Limited Edition Radar Watch

by Marco 27 October, 2009 View Comments

Bell & Ross recently published a new catalogue dedicated solely to their limited edition models of luxury watches. Everything from the Phantoms to the Grand Minuteurs are included and accompanied by a brief description of each watch and its features. Some models have long been sold out, while some like the BR-01 92 and 94 Carbon Fiber models are not yet available. Among the new models that are not yet available, my favorite is the BR-01 92 Radar.

The BR-01 92 Radar is closely related to the BR-01 92 Carbon. The case is 46mm square and it runs on an automatic Swiss movement. The 500-watch limited edition Radar displays the time in a unique way. Three independent rotating discs are driven by the movement to indicate the hour, minutes, and seconds. The graduated markings for each time unit, are applied directly to the inside of the anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and the time is marked by happily colored lines.

While it is obvious that the dynamic dial of this watch is directly influenced by what a radar screen looks like, I find that a character independent of stern military functionality is what the Radar watch offers. A high-end watch is, amongst other things, a fashion accessory. It should be enjoyable to wear and make the owner glad to have it. The minimalistic and fun look of the BR-01 92 Radar will surely achieve this goal.

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