A brand that specializes in aviation instruments has updated its GMT watches
As a brand specializing in aviation instruments and pilot watches, replica Bell & Ross needs to add GMT models to its collection to some extent, which may be the most useful complication for aircraft pilots and frequent travelers. And, not surprisingly, this complexity has been found in the BR instrument series as well as the Vintage series. Today, the Paris-based brand is updating its square travel watch with a new version of BR 03-93 GMT. Redesigned, more modern, more practical, more readable… let’s take a look at this new version.
Therefore, what you see above is the BR 03-93 GMT version that is available until now, and this model has been replaced by the watch we will find below. What we have is a 42mm x 42mm stainless steel watch with a matte black dial, orange decoration on the central hand of GMT, and a fixed 24h stainless steel scale.
However, Bell & Ross GMT watches have recently evolved to provide more functions and better readability. For example, the BR V2-93 GMT of the Vintage series is equipped with the same central GMT pointer, but also benefits from a third time zone display with a rotating bidirectional bezel. This is the content of the updated BR 03-93 GMT.
As part of the musical instrument series, you will find that the brand’s iconic square case is still 42 mm wide, which is not surprising. If there is not much change in the overall shape after the update, the case will look slightly better during execution. The top of the case is round brushed, and 4 functional screws are aligned and polished. The side of the case has a large polished bevel to increase power. The central case is drawn vertically. The new BR 03-93 GMT has the same proportions as the previous iteration and the same specifications. It has a 100m water resistance, a strong steel back and a screw-in crown. swiss watches prices
As you might have guessed, the most important difference in this update is the presence of a two-way rotating bezel. The third time zone can be displayed. It is made of stainless steel with 24 clicks. The insert is anodized aluminum with red and black tones. Therefore, this means that in addition to the central hand showing the second time zone, the bezel can also read the third time zone. Rotating clockwise will decrease the hours, rotating counterclockwise will increase the hours.
The dial has also been refreshed. It now has a sun frosted pattern. Arabic numerals are applied and brushed vertically, and the hour markers are now filled with Super-LumiNova. The classic B&R (B&R) luminous hands are still used for hours (local time) and minutes, and the extra hour hand (local time) is now painted red to match the bezel. The date is displayed in a circular tint window at 4h30.
In the case of this updated Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT, there is no change, because it is still powered by the famous and robust BR-CAL.303 (based on Sellita SW-330). This automatic movement has a frequency of 4Hz and a power reserve of 42h, and is often referred to as a table GMT because the crown independently sets the GMT hands in units of one hour, rather than the local hour hand (as in Rolex GMT).
Bell&Ross BR 03-93 GMT is equipped with a matte black calfskin belt and a steel pin buckle. It also includes an extra extra tough black synthetic fiber strap.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – BELL & ROSS BR 03-93 GMT
Case: 42mm x 42mm square case – stainless steel, brushed and polished – bi-directional rotating bezel in steel, 24h black and red scale on anodised aluminium ring – sapphire crystal – screw-down crown – 100m water-resistant
Dial: Black sunray dial – brushed applied Arabic numeral and hour markers filled with SLN – faceted hour and minute hands, filled with SLN – red GMT hand – minute scale on the silver inner flange
Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.303 (base Sellita SW-330) – automatic – 25 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 42h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, central GMT hand, date
Strap: black calfskin leather with brushed and polished pin buckle
Addition ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric strap also included