To mark the return Formula 1 to France, luxury watchmaker and official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula One Team, Bell & Ross, has introduced a new Vintage model. Designated Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18, it bears some similarities to the Bell & Ross x Renault Sport Formula One BR-X1 RS17 which was auctioned off last year at a charity event.
With colors on the dial referencing to the Renault Sport Formula One Team, the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18 features a 41 mm satin-finished steel case, a carbon fiber dial, calibre BR-CAL.301. automatic mechanical movement, 30-minute timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds, small seconds at 3 o’clock, and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Other features include appliqué superluminova-filled numerals, metal skeletonized superluminova-filled hour and minute hands, ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating, water resistance to 100 meters (328 feet), and a choice of micro-perforated calfskin strap with carbon fiber effect and a yellow lining, or a bracelet in matching satin-finished polished steel.
The Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18 is nice and all. The aesthetic is an immediate nod the motorsport and Renault Sport Formula One, but for some reasons, it isn’t as impressive as the BR-X1 RS17. Then again, that was a one-off and carries with a value of $3K. So… Anywho, unlike the one-off piece, this one here is totally within the grasps of any mortal who have the dough to drop. Though, granted, we do not know how much it actually costs.
If money is never an object and you want one, we’d suggest you hit up Bell & Ross boutiques to pick up as soon as you can because, this timepiece is limited to just 999 pieces globally.
All images courtesy of Bell & Ross.