The Dark Knight is ditching the utility belt for the utility watch. In an expected move, Uncrate has teamed up with fictional comic company Wayne Enterprises and luxury watch brand Bell & Ross to craft a unique timepiece worthy of The Batman himself. The new limited edition BR 03-92 example completely transforms the iconic 42mm square case design, removing the mask that formerly hid the inner workings.
Designed to perfectly mirror the two sides of the Batman/Bruce Wayne story arc, the new collaborative piece is an enticing prospect. The original Bell & Ross BR 03-92 was inspired by aviation instruments and featured a distinctly military-forward aesthetic. According to Uncrate, the tactical foundations made for the ideal look and feel for the Wayne Enterprises x Uncrate collection, albeit with some major upgrades.
For the new collaboration, Bell & Ross took the framework of one of its most formative tactical watches and skeletonised the dial, revealing the stunning Calibre BR-CAL.321 movement underneath. From there, the watchmaker added a satin and polished steel finish complete with a copper-brown inner bezel.
Importantly, and much like the tortured comic book character himself, the Wayne Industries x Uncrate BR 03-92 can be dressed up or down by simply switching out the padded leather strap for the included military nylon velcro strap. In fact, the 42mm satin-polished steel case itself acts as a parallel to the classic DC character, providing a contrast with the copper-brown brushed flange.
Inside, however, the new Bell & Ross limited edition is all business. Like Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile, the inner workings of the timepiece have been beefed up beyond belief. The watch is powered by a calibre BR-CAL.321 mechanical automatic movement, which is visible through the skeleton dial. You’ll also find black painted numerals, a semi-matte black painted minute track, and indices filled with Super-LumiNova to match the skeletonized hour and minute hands.
The new Wayne Industries x Uncrate BR 03-92 is limited to just 100 serial-numbered examples worldwide, with shipments to customers beginning mid-October, 2022. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one, you’ll have to part with USD$4,800. You can find out more via the link below.
BR0392-BW-ST/SCA Technical Specs
Brand: Bell & Ross
Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.321
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Water resistance: 100-metres