Inspired by aircraft engineering, Bell & Ross designed a racing car independently first, and then a BR-Bird Racing Plane gave us a surprise in 2017. At Baselworld 2018, Bell & Ross launched BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph which was inspired by the racing plane. The inspiration of Bell & Ross watch has been taken from cockpit and flight instrument since Bell & Ross was founded. Bell & Ross built its standards on readability, accuracy and reliability, hence it produced breathtaking machines and outstanding timepieces with high performance.
BR-Bird Racing Plane
BR-Bird Racing Plane is a high-speed plane which joined in Reno Air Races in a record-breaking way. The most intense game in Aviation happens in Reno’s sky every year. Two secret tips can help an aviator win a game. One is that an aviator must be brave and flexible; the other tip is that it’s necessary that he need a highly maneuverable racing plane with excellent performance and extraordinary power. BR-Bird is the right plane. Made of graphite, glass fiber and titanium and aluminium alloy, the single-seat racing plane is equipped with V12 Rolls Royce Falcon power system based on Merlin engine. The cockpit of BR-Bird racing plane is set as backward as possible, which reminds people of the modified racing car. The aerofoil set at the front reminds us of Comet DH.88, Hughes H-1 and Bugatti-DeMonge 100P in the 1930s and P51 Mustang in the 1940s. The Y-shaped tail wing not only is impressed deeply but also guarantees maneuverability. With delicate looking, powerful aesthetics, the BR-Bird racing plane embodies the high-tech application and aviation development.
BR-V2-94 Racing Bird
The speciality of BR-Bird racing plane like speed and good performance can be founded on the BR-V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph watch. White dial is as if the body of the racing plane. Hour markers, the timer at 9 O’clock, the bezel and the watch band are decorated with the same color-blue as the blue tail wing of BR-Bird and decorative lines in blue. Central chronograph second, leather lining and detailed decoration in orange stand out as well as the color of the dashboard. Gray symbolizes the brand logo on the racing plane. After hour and minute hands in steel were hallowed out, they would be coated with Superluminova® material. The BR-V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph watch is equipped with two watchbands, a steel bracelet and a blue cowskin strap with orange lining. BR-V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph opened a new chapter in designing and style, a limited edition of 999 pieces across the world.
BR V2-94 RACING BIRD
Limited Edition of 999 pieces.
Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.301. Automatic mechanical.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds and date at 3 o’clock. Chronograph: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds.
Case: 41 mm in diameter. Satin-polished steel. Steel bezel with anodised blue aluminium ring and tachymeter scale. Screw-down crown and push-buttons. Sapphire case-back.
Dial: White. Blue painted numerals. Metal skeleton Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.
Crystal: Ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 100 meters.
Strap: Satin-polished steel / Blue Cowskin strap with orange lining
Buckle: Folding. Satin-polished steel.