The new Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17 references the brand's partnership with the RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM™. ANGUS DAVIES recently attended the launch of the car that inspired the new watch and commented on this attractive new chronograph.
Last week I attended the unveiling of the new RS17 race car presented by RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM ™ and its watch partner Bell & Ross. It's been an interesting year in the world of Formula 1 because of fundamental changes to the rules governing the sport. The 2017 car is wider, longer and lower. Additionally, the specific wing size has changed and the tires have been made wider.
In order to compete with the best, each team will work hard to optimize aerodynamics, with a strong focus on downforce and grip. Hours will be spent in the wind tunnel, honing the ideal shape and maximizing performance in pursuit of podium glory. The main goal of honing aerodynamics is to make the car go faster and allow the driver to place the car on the track with absolute precision, trimming the apex with aplomb.high quality replica watches
Unveiled at last week's event, the 2017 car features a striking yellow and black color scheme and a host of high-tech materials, including carbon fibre, all put together with millimeter precision.
Not wanting to miss out on this great PR opportunity, Bell & Ross has also launched a new chronograph, the new BR 03-94 RS17, which features a series of design features that echo the new Renault Class 1 Hats off to Formula Racing.
Clearly, Bell & Ross will forever be associated with aviation with its signature cockpit instrument aesthetic. A Formula 1 car is often described as an airplane flying upside down, using aerodynamics to push the car toward the ground rather than create "lift". Once this was pointed out to me, the connection between Formula 1 teams, aviation and watchmakers became clear.Replica Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendars
The new BR 03-94 RS17 is the first in a series of new 'performance watches' launching this year, which will be presented at Baselworld 2017.
The dial is a sea of carbon fiber, underscoring its connection to Formula 1 racing. Bell & Ross notes that the idea for using carbon fiber came from the material used on the steering wheel of the RS17 race car.
The inner flange of the dial and the 30-minute chronograph register are in two-tone anodized aluminium. The use of yellow details is another reminder of the connection to the RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM ™. Inner flange decorated with tachymeter scale and date aperture at 4:30.
A small seconds display with green detailing is located near the crown. Faceted hour and minute hands lined with luminescent filler. The hours are marked with Arabic numerals, rendered in bold white and outlined in silver.replica luxury watches
When it comes to reading time in the pressure cooker environment of a race car, legibility is absolute and thankfully Bell & Ross has delivered great ease of reading with this new timepiece.
The new BR 03-94 RS17 is equipped with a matte ceramic case with a diameter of 42 mm, which continues to retain the brand’s iconic cockpit instrument appearance.
The crown has neat knurling and a little red sparkle adjacent to the case. Two rectangular pushers span the crown. The stop/start pusher at 2 o'clock is bold yellow, while the reset pusher at 4 o'clock is discreet black.
A "woven black rubber and super-elastic black synthetic fabric" strap with a black PVD-coated steel pin buckle completes the overall design.replica bubba watson watches
The BR 03-94 RS17 is equipped with the BR-CAL301 automatic movement. Bell & Ross didn't specify the details of the movement, but it appears to be a modular chronograph.
Unfortunately, there is no exposed movement with which to judge the quality of the movement's finishing.
One problem with many watches is that many watches look alike. The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17 will never be accused of looking like any other watch. Its exterior borrows styling cues from the RS17 race car, in my opinion, so it looks characterful and handsome.replica skull watch
The clarity of the dial is superb. One of the dangers of creating a stylish timepiece is that beauty is sometimes sacrificed for function. Thankfully, no such allegations will be made against this Bell & Ross timepiece. The carbon-fibre dial offers a high-tech tapestry of gray and black tones widely used in Formula One racing, including the RS17. It looks attractive and blends well with the rest of the dial components without compromising legibility.
There are many other pleasing dial details, including a discreet use of other colors. Green, yellow, red and white live together in harmony. Nothing interferes with reading time or distracts the wearer while focusing on the road ahead.
The ceramic case has a matte finish, exuding a luxurious and soft atmosphere. However, judicious application of color makes it tasteful and lively, resulting in a pleasing overall effect.replica Jacob & Co. Astronomia sky
Model: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17Case: matt black ceramic; diameter 42mm; sapphire crystal to front.Functions: hours; minutes; small sweep seconds; date; chronograph; tachymeter scaleMovement: Caliber BR-CAL.301Straps: Braided black rubber and super-elastic black synthetic fabric. With black PVD coated steel pin buckle.