It has been 13 years since Bell & Ross started making the watch that has a circlular dial within a square case. The impetus for this idea came from observing the gauges within the cockpits of aircrafts which led to the aviation theme being one of the strongest mainstays of the brand. More recently Bell & Ross started branching out, looking at land and sea for its inspiration; and although their round watches existed long before the square case of the BR 01, it is this collection of watches, that its reputation is built upon (at least for now).
Naturally, the BR 03, which is the extension of the BR 01 collection has the same effect on me. I had the pleasure of wearing the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Nightlum for just over a week the watch has such an unmistakable presence that you won’t soon forget that you have a slice of Bell & Ross DNA right there on your wrist.
The watch itself is a gorgeously built timepiece. The case is 42mm in matte black ceramic complimented with a matte black dial. This combined with a grey-green calfskin strap really demonstrates their commitment to not only building professional instruments but also their affinity for military design.