BR03-94 Carbon Orange

“At the age of 20, experience hasn’t yet dampened one’s spirits”. This quote by Louis Veuillot, the 19th century French journalist and writer, epitomises Bell&Ross’ passion. This year the brand founded by Bruno Belamich (the “Bell”) and Carlos Rosillo (the “Ross”) is celebrating its 20th birthday. The French brand first presented its square frame with a round face inspired by military aviation in 1994 which is now embodied by the BR03-94 Carbon Orange. Its black PVD-coated steel case houses a self-winding movement which provides a 40-hour power reserve, time functions (hours and minutes in the middle, small seconds at 3 o’ clock), date display (at 4.30) and chronograph (central seconds and 30 minute counter at 9 o’ clock). It’s easy to see the displays as the white luminescent numerals, indices and hands and the chronograph’s hints of orange (hand and pusher) stand out on the black matt dial. Price: 5,800 CHF