Pack with so much information at a glance, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter Watch for a smartwatch. Obviously, it is not. And while it is called a Multimeter, it has nothing to do with an electrical handheld tester.
Based on Bell & Ross‘s iconic BR 03 square case, the circular watch face touts a unique multi-colored dial, showcasing its chronograph complication and its time-measuring feature geared towards racing sports, including running, cycling, and driving.
At its core, a caliber BR-CAL.301 automatic mechanical movement tells time but when an athlete involved in racing wears it, it becomes a stopwatch – thanks to its chronograph function, along with three tachymeters, a pulsometer, and an asthmometer.
Each category of information is dressed in a specific shade. The Pulsometer, which counts the heartbeats, in orange, the Asthmometric scale that monitors breaths, expressed in expirations per minute, in bottle green, and the three Tachymeter are in pale green, light grey, and white.
The Tachymeter measures speed in km/h. While it measures grounded competitive sports, its colored dial uses the principle of color differentiation of the various indications displayed on the dashboards of aircraft.
The multi-color “meter” is set against a black dial and a matte black ceramic watch case, paired with black perforated rubber and an ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric watch band.
A few other notables include Super-LumiNova-painted hour and minute hands, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, black PVD finished steel pin and buckle, and water resistance to 100 meters (10 ATM or 328 feet).
The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter Watch has a limited run of just 500 pieces, each commanding US$5,800. It is available to order now with delivery slated to happen in June 2022.
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