Surprise. Surprise. Japanese streetwear brand, A Bathing Ape (better known as BAPE), has come together with French luxury watchmaker, Bell & Ross, to release two limited edition Bell & Ross timepieces to mark the pop culture streetwear brand’s 25th anniversary. I am not going to lie. I never thought this would happen. I mean, BAPE’s products ain’t cheap, but I hardly see it as the kind of luxury held by a brand like Bell & Ross. Just saying…

Bell & Ross x BAPE BR03-92

Anyways, here they are, a pair of stunning BR03-92 with a touch of BAPE. Then again, it shouldn’t come as a surprise as since both companies share the same strong taste for timeless inspired military style. The timepieces offered are Bell & Ross x BAPE BR03-92 25th Anniversary (BR0392-BAPE-25-CE) and Bell & Ross x BAPE BR03-92 Green Camo (BR0392-BAPE-GN-CE).

Both watches are based on the BR03-92 watch which features a dial formed by two overlapping inserts with the upper section is cutaway around the numerals and indices.

Bell & Ross x BAPE BR03-92

The 25th anniversary version is limited to just 25 piece and boasts features including the iconic Ape’s head on the dial at 6 o’clock, ultra-phosphorescent green numbers, and Superluminova C3 treatment. Each unit comes with a water-resistant PELICAN box and two straps: a black rubber version with BAPE’s branding – engraved and hand-filled with lacquer, and a calfskin version, sporting BAPE’s trademark grey camouflage.

As for the Green Camo, it features the famous BAPE CAMO on its dial, paired to a minimalist black strap with Ape’s logo engraved on it.

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Bell & Ross x BAPE BR03-92

Other common details include calibre BR-CAL.302 automatic mechanical movement, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, black PVD pin buckle, matte black ceramic 42 mm case, water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and hours, minutes, seconds and date functions.

The Green Camo has a little more quantity to go around, at 100 pieces worldwide. Both timepieces are available on BAPE’s retail network and at select Bell & Ross boutiques. As for the pricing, we are clueless at this point. But my best guess is, the Green Camo should be going for 4,000-ish, and the 25th Anniversary model will be, logically, a tad more at maybe 5,000, or 6,000-ish.

Bell & Ross x BAPE BR03-92

Bell & Ross x BAPE BR03-92

All images courtesy of Bell & Ross.

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