When it comes to automotive timepieces, without doubt motorsport, specially Formula One watches are at the top in being loud and expressive with their carbon fibre dials and flashy minute and second hands. The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS 17 is one such example that has all the design elements one can find on a Renault F1 car. Designers at Bell & Ross have infused the carbon fibre texture and the colour combination of the steering wheel buttons from the Renault F1 car on the main dial of the watch. The timepiece houses a sporty carbon fibre dial on a ceramic case with Start & Stop push buttons of the chronograph that features yellow anodised aluminium.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS 17 has a ceramic case construction that consists of aluminium parts to create a tough outer shell that is highly resistant to shock. Limited to 500 pieces only, I think it is a perfect collector’s timepiece for a Renault F1 team fan.
Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS 17 Technical Details
Movement: Caliber BR-CAL.301. Automatic mechanical.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Date.
Chronograph for short time periods: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange.
Case: 42 mm in diameter. Matt black ceramic.
Dial: Carbon fibre. Metal applique Superluminova®-filled numerals. Metal skeleton Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 100 metres.
Straps: Woven black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.
Buckle: Pin. Black PVD coated steel.
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