Saturday, May 16, 2020

The BR V2-93 GMT Blue

From Bell & Ross -
Courtesy of Bell & Ross
Yes, if you are a regular reader this one will be familiar to you here at Tempus Fugit.  But let's be super honest with each other - there is not a whole lot of new watch release news coming out, so I thought it might be a good time to review some of my recent favorites.

Now, am I overall a fan of Bell & Ross?  Yes.  Do I love everything they do?  Well... not entirely.  I am a BIG fan of the Officer, I like the new BR05 quite a bit.  The Instruments collection has just never really been my jam.  So there you go. I guess overall, I am a traditionalist, and the round shapes are more in line with what I think of when I think of the foundation models when Bell & Ross first started out.  

This particular model speaks to me on a lot of levels.  I, personally, quite like the dial with the oversized 12, 3, 6 and 9.  I love a GMT just on basic principle.  But I also really like the color combination of this one.  Blue and grey rather than black or red for the different time zone indications on the bezel.  And last but certainly not least, unless my eyes deceive me, the strap is from a certain supplier I know. It is available with a bracelet, but I have to be honest that the strap option is a good one.

For those of you who might be so inclined, here are the pertinents -

calibre BR-CAL.303. Automatic mechanical.

hours, minutes and central seconds and date. Second time hand of 24 hour rapid-setting, independent from the hour hand.

41 mm in diameter. Satin-polished steel. Bi-directional bezel with 24 hour scale. Blue and grey two-colour anodised aluminium disc. Screw-down crown. Sapphire case-back.

blue sunray. Numerals and indices coated in white Super-LumiNova®. Metal skeletonized Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands.

box-type sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

100 metres.

grey and blue elastic canvas or satin-polished steel.

folding for metal bracelet.

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