Bell & Ross presents its most elegant bronze diving watch, thanks to its brown dial, the BR 03-92 Diver Brown Bronze.
Due to its warmth and special patina developed over time and its historical use in boats and maritime appliances, bronze is a material increasingly used in diving watches, with more and more companies in This copper and tin alloy. Bell & Ross joined the trend with the launch of the BR 03-92 Diver in 2018, a year after the diver’s watch debuted at Baselworld 2017. If the first iteration featured a black dial and bronze bezel, Bell & Ross has been expanding the collection with new colourful versions, all of which already include an aluminium ring in the same colour as the dial: green for 2019. , blue in 2020, and spectacular red in 2021. Along the way, the company founded by Belamich and Rosillo offers the most discreet reference (if we may use that adjective) of the BR 03-92 Diver Bronze, thanks to its combination with the dark brown dial and watch Combination of circles.
The bronze case of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Brown Bronze is 42mm wide and 12.05mm thick, maintaining its characteristic round square aviation instrument style. While this geometry and size is blunt on the wrist, Bell & Ross tempers it with short, steep lugs.
The CuSn8 bronze alloy used by Bell & Ross has a brighter rose gold tint than the most commonly used alloys, which tend to have a more reddish tint. There is a wide variety of finishes: radial and vertical brushing define the top and sides of the case, respectively, while the four screws and uninterrupted chamfers surrounding the top edge of the case are polished for added contrast and dimension. The brushed crown guard includes two large anchor screws and black padded engraving, in keeping with the spirit of the instrument.
While many of today’s bronze watch products are designed to prevent or minimize rust on the surface of the case through special coatings or proprietary alloys, fake Bell & Ross puts the spotlight on Mother Nature by discarding any rust decay methods. Your up or down depends on the owner’s preference.
The iconic accents feature a bronze bezel and a dark coffee brown anodized aluminum ring that complements the bronze diver scale. For its part, the back of the BR 03-92 Diver Brown Bronze is made of stainless steel and showcases the wave pattern and engraving of the diver’s helmet. The tightness of the settings is 300 meters.
The iconic stepped baton hands and circular applied diver’s index add a unique twist to the typical diver look that doesn’t feel forced or overdone in the image, and the polished and sandblasted rose gold plating should provide an eye-catching finish on the wrist highlights.
As we can see, there are no changes to the case compared to the previous version of the BR 03-92 Diver Bronze, limiting the novelty to the matte dial and the coffee brown of the bezel. And it’s not a trivial novelty, as it contrasts with the bronze and rose gold coatings of the hands, hour-markers and indexes, creating a warm and muted vintage tone. Personally, I think it is the most successful of all the bronze versions of this dive fashion watch.
One of the elements I still don’t like is the small circular date window between 4 and 5 o’clock: either you bet on this feature and make it visible, or you don’t have it for greater proportions and clarity. Personally, I would choose the latter.
Inside is the usual BR-CAL.302 movement, an automatic mechanism that Bell & Ross is protected from magnetic fields by a soft iron case. Based on the reliable Sellita SW 300.1, it beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a paltry 38-hour power reserve.
BR 03-92 Diver Brown Bronze Limited Available in a variety of options. The first is a textured black rubber strap, but if we don’t have to use its underwater performance, the most appealing option is a distressed leather strap in dark cocoa brown that almost tracks the tone of the dial. replica watches perfect