Bell & Ross keeps going forward and exploring higher and better watchmaking technology in order to satisfy more professional demands. Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diving watch joined the Instruments collection in 2017. Many unexpected situations will arise in deep sea. The charm of the sea is as great as its danger. In that case, a diving watch’s accuracy plays an important role. How will Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diving watch face the test of extreme environment?
As a pioneer in Bell & Ross diving field, the HYDROMAX® was launched in 1997. Its key technological innovation is the watch case filled with transparent anti-rust oil which can withstand water pressure of 1110 bar / 11100 meters. Ten years later, Bell & Ross made a further progress in diving watch. With Tonneau-shaped watch case, helium escape valve and hyperelastic sapphire crystal, the BR02 showed its high brand recognition, water resistant up to 1000 meters. In 2017, with the help of advanced watch manufacturers and experienced divers, Bell & Ross launched a professional diving watch, BR03-92 which passed the test of Swiss watchmaking specifications, water proof to 300 meters / 1000 feet.
First of all, its crown is an auger-type fixing device with the device protecting the crown. To achieve the best water resistant performance, the crown was covered with black rubber. Second, thick steel square watch case can withstand high water pressure better. Thanks for its soft iron inner shell, anti-magnet performance of BR03-92 Diver watch was improved and optimized. Third, the BR03-92 Diver has 2.85mm-thick sapphire crystal, while the steel model only has 1.5mm-thick sapphire crystal. With anti-glare coating, it has see-through effect in any angle. Last, the BR03-92 Diver is equipped with two types of watchbands, woven black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.
Base: Sellita SW300-1
Power Reserve: 38
Hands: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
I reduced my passion for it when I knew about its movement, BR-CAL.302. It’s pity that a movement based on Sellita SW300-1 was assembled in such a sturdy and chic watch case. Maybe I’m too serious about the movement, you can buy one after all it is affordable.
Rolex Submariner Diver Watch Ref. 116610LV
When it comes to a diving watch, I think the most popular model is Rolex Submariner Oyster dviers’ watch Ref. 116610LV. A comparison of it and the BR03-92 Diver will tell us their gap. The submariner reference 116610LV is equipped with calibre 3135, manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding certified by COSC. Parachrom hairspring is a great help to resist vibration and temperature variation. Kif shock protection system prevents a watch balance staff from breaking by allowing it to move slightly, both laterally and vertically, using a spring-mounted jewel setting. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable. It’s obvious that Cal. 3135 has better performance than BR-CAL.302.