Bell & Ross Channels Vintage Style With Latest Dive Watch

The new Bell & Ross diver recalls old-school diving helmets, with the specs to match.

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Bell & Ross has a knack for making watches that hold their own with distinction — on land and at sea — and they haven’t backed off that mantra with the handsome, rugged and diving tool-inspired Bell & Ross BR 03-92.

Limited to a fittingly off-kilter 999 pieces, the new dive watch boasts the brand’s signature square case, this time done in a deep, rich bronze that will get better with age while simultaneously reminding one of retro diving helmets and wild steampunk inventions.

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It’s certainly packed with plenty of bells and whistles befitting of both inspirations, including the water-ready 60-minute-scale rotating solid bronze bezel, outfitted with an brown anodized aluminum ring for good measure.

The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 lives up to its billing as an inspired dive watch, boasting a water rating down to 300 meter — complete with a durable black rubber strap for expeditions off land.

On land, re-tool this eye-catching watch with a refined brown calfskin leather strap: That’s two watches for the price of one very useful dive watch (the BR 03-92 will set you back $4,700).

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The small details make just as much of an impact as the bold design of the case and the dial itself — the dial is outfitted with rose gold-plated applique indices touched up with Super-LumiNova® inserts for visibility in low-light situations, all the better to really put this watch to the test off-land.

For good measure, the movement is a Bell & Ross classic, the calibre BR-CAL.302, which boasts a helpful power reserve of 38 hours and is found in a number of visually striking B&R models.

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The timepiece itself is, of course, ISO 6425-compliant timepiece and shock-resistant — it’s a true adventure-ready watch, yet even the bold rubber strap combined with the bronze case and bronze dial pairs well with your more rugged style staples on land.

It’s worth remembering that each of the 999 models of this stunning dive watch will take on its own unique patina — it begs the question, what will yours end up looking like? Don’t sleep on your next adventure timepiece.