With the Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT, the French luxury watchmaker reimagines its GMT Instrument and the result is a redesigned timepiece that is more contemporary, more functional, and more legible.
The watch’s photoluminescent numerals and indexes stood out against the black sunray dial is a nod to the watchmaker’s root: timepiece inspired by aviation, specifically, onboard flight instruments.
The watch provides the time in three different locations around the world and for the first time, the iconic square shape is joined by a bi-directional bezel.
Key spec details as per the official product page:
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.303. Automatic mechanical.
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, second 24-hour time zone and date. Quick setting of the GMT hand, independently of the hour hand.
Case: 42 mm in width. Satin-finished and polished steel. Bi-directional rotating bezel with 24-hour scale and black and red two-color anodized aluminum ring.
Dial: black. Indices coated in Super-LumiNova®. Metal skeletonized Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands and 24-hour hand.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 100 meters.
Straps: black colored calfskin leather and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.
Buckle: pin. Satin-finished and polished steel.
If you ask me, the GMT is the perfect cross between a formal and adventure timepiece. It won’t look out of place in either scenarios.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT is available now, both online and brick and mortar stores, for US$4,200.
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