Limited-Edition Bell & Ross BR 03-92 HUD is Fighter-Pilot Worthy

Did you know that luminescence was discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie? Usually, you associate the names of those scientists with radioactivity, and you’re not far off. The Curies discovered that radium had a luminescent quality as it decayed. Of course, this luminescence was caused by radium’s radioactivity. Still, that didn’t stop people from using the radioactive substance, despite its potential lethality, in things like aircraft dials and military watches through most of the 20th century. Seems that the benefit of legibility in night ops outweighed the potential dangers. Fortunately, we no longer have to worry about the luminescence on our watches. Advances have made possible watches like Bell & Ross’s new release, the BR 03-92 HUD (Head Up Display).

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New Bell Ross BR 03 92 watch

Bell & Ross was founded in 1992, which was just a year before a new and safe light-emitting dial material became available. SuperLuminova was a Japanese developed product, and it changed the face of watchmaking. The only drawback to the new luminescent material was that it required exposure to a bright light source over the course of a day to store up light so that it could shine in the dark. The new BR 03-92 doesn’t require that light exposure. Instead, it uses a green-tinted sapphire crystal to maximise the visibility of the watch’s dial. Like other Bell & Ross products, this new watch was inspired by the cockpit displays of military aircraft. This particular watch drew on the Head Up Display of fighter jets.

New Bell Ross watch strap

The BR 03-92 is powered by Bell & Ross’s in-house automatic movement, the BR.302. The watch offers 100m of water resistance. The case is made of PVD-coated stainless steel and measures 42mm. It also comes with a black rubber strap and a black synthetic fabric strap inspired by aviation. The BR 03-92 HUD is a limited edition watch, and is currently available on the Bell & Ross website for USD$3,990 or AUD$5,900.

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New Bell Ross watch on wrist

New Bell Ross watch front

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