Bell & Ross Desert Type Automatic
Bell & Ross are known best for their iconic BR Instrument series of watches. For this Baselworld 2016, they will release two NEW watches, The Desert Type automatic & Desert Type chronograph.
The NEW Bell & Ross Desert Type automatic is 42mm in case diameter and is constructed out of matte black ceramic. This watch has a beige sandwich dial with beige and black super luminova hands . The color emulates the sand in the desert to serve as a camouflage to blend in. This three handed watch has 4 Arabic numerals with indices in-between and a date at the four o’clock position.
Desert Type is denoted above the Arabic numeral six which in my opinion is completely unnecessary. This could have been marked on the caseback. For that matter the date is also an eye soar, breaks up the harmony of the dial and takes away from the undercover aspect the watch is trying to convey. The movement is the Swiss automatic Bell & Ross caliber 302 (base Sellita) with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 38 hours. Functions are: hours, minutes, cemtral seconds and date.
The watch is fitted on a beige calfskin leather strap or black synthetic fabric strap with PVD buckle.
Bell & Ross Desert Type Chronograph
The NEW Bell & Ross Desert Type chronograph is also 42mm in case diameter and constructed out of black matte ceramic. This is a dual registered chronograph with the hours subdial at the nine o’clock position and thirty minute counter subdial at the three o’clock position. This also has a date at the four o’clock position and a beige dial. The Arabic numerals twelve & six with indices in-between .
The movement is the Swiss automatic Bell & Ross (base ETA) caliber 301 with 37 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours. Functions are: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Date. Short time interval chronograph: 30-min counter at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds.
This also comes on a beige calfskin leather strap or black synthetic fabric strap with PVD buckle.
I like this watch in theory. I think its well executed and looks great but I feel as though the size should have been 44 or 46mm in case diameter.