If you happen to be an aficionado of both aviation-themed pieces and those with an unorthodox type of display, the BR 03-92 Red Radar is just the thing for you. This men’s timekeeper from the watchmaker’s Aviation series shows the time in a very peculiar manner via a disc display system, which makes it look very much like it belongs to a cockpit of an airplane. The functioning of the new Red Radar model is based on a self-winding mechanical movement which is placed in a modestly sized 42 mm wide housing. The watch features a red and black color scheme and has an overall cool appearance of an airborne instrument. It is made in a limited edition which consists of 250 pieces.
Undoubtedly, the most interesting feature of BR 03-92 Red Radar is the way it tells the time and which is actually responsible for the name of the piece. It has a red circular dial divided to three discs. Going from periphery to its center, these discs are used to display the current hours, minutes and seconds. To show the time, the watch utilizes sweeping beams which look exactly like the ones featured on radars. Two outer discs (for hours and minutes) are also graduated with Arabic numerals at the four major positions, while the inner seconds disc is not, simply since it uses the same numerals as the minutes one that surrounds it. The red dial of the model is made of mineral glass and it is secured with an additional protective layer. Actually, BR 03-92 is not the first piece by Bell & Ross that possesses this kind of display. A few years ago, a radar-like indication of time was featured in a bit larger model from the BR 01 family. The model which is still available is likewise made in a limited edition but in the four times more numerous series of 999 pieces.
As it is customary for the members of the Bell & Ross BR 03 family, the newcomer with a Red Radar display is fitted in a rectangular case with the diameter of 42 mm. The housing is made of stainless steel which was treated with black PVD coating and it features a fixed bezel secured with four screws in the same color as the case. Moreover, Bell & Ross BR 03-92 has a solid metal case-back and a construction that secures water resistance to 100 meters. Inside it there is a self-winding mechanical movement. As it is commonly the case when Bell & Ross is concerned, the manufacturer unfortunately does not reveal the precise caliber or its detailed characteristics. Not even the supported power reserve.
The newcomer with a radar-like type of display is coupled with a black rubber strap which fastens with a pin buckle that is just like the case made from blackened steel. Bell & Ross BR 03-93 Red Radar is sold exclusively in the brand’s boutiques and has the price of around $3,875 without VAT.