For the last 30 years, The Festival Automobile International has awarded “The Most Beautiful Car of the Year” . This is a very special prize for the general public who is responsible for selecting a winner.
This Festival commenced on Dec 4, 2014 and will end on Febuary 1, 2015. Watch Brand Bell & Ross is not only an official partner & sponsor but has launched a new limited edition Bell & Ross BR 03 Festival Automobile International to inaugurate the 30th anniversary of the Festival Automobile International.
The watch is a limited edition of 30 pieces. The case is constructed out of stainless steel black PVD, measures 42mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and it is water resistant to 100 meters. The movement is the Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2892-A2 with 21 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 40 hours. The dial is black with white hands and SuperLuminova coating. It features a depiction of the Festival Automobile International above the six o’clock marker and is fitted on a black rubber strap with steel black PVD buckle.
The watch will be unveiled at the inauguration event held on the evening of 27th January 2015. It will be on sale throughout the event, during which Bell & Ross will also be presenting its latest watch creations. During the inauguration ceremony, a dozen grand prizes will be awarded by a special jury. A member of the Jury, Carlos A. Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross, will present the prestigious Palme d’Or.
I think the watch is nice and a great symbol of the partnership between Bell & Ross & Festival Automobile International. However I don’t think there is anything original about this watch from the core BR collection to make this desirable to the collector other than the Fesitval Automobile International logo.