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The new “Bell & Ross Desert Type” (Ref#: BR 03) was specifically designed for air-force troops deployed in warm countries. The sand-colored theme was chosen to match the uniforms of pilots operating in desert missions. And as always the four main criteria’s of the Bell & Ross brand have been met for this timepiece: legibility, functionality, precision and water-resistance. BaselWorld 2016 is closing in and many brands begin to unveil or hint at what they’re up to, this is the latest from Bell & Ross.

This model is available in three distinct versions and two case sizes. The 42mm case model made from black-colored ceramic is available in two versions: “BR 03-94” and “BR 03-92”. There is also a 39mm version, the “BR S”, aimed at small wrists and the female market. All models are covered by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal that renders the timepiece water-resistant up to 100 meters (328 feet). The case maintains the four screws in the corners as their traditional characteristic, which evokes the aeronautical origins of this watch manufacture.

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As for the dials, they all maintain the sand color theme, but each version has its own complications and features. The “BR 03-94” exhibits Arabic numerals for the 12 and 6 o’clock positon, as well as, two sub-dials: a 60-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position and a 30-minute counter at the 9 o’clock positon. This version also includes a date aperture between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. While the “BR 03-92” has Arabic numerals for the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions and includes the same date aperture. And the 38mm version also keeps the date aperture, has Arabic numerals for the 3, 9 and 12 o’clock positions and a 60-minute counter at the 6 o’clock position. All watches are equipped with the chronograph function since this timepiece was designed for air-pilots who needed a tool to measure short time-intervals.

Bell & Ross Desert Type

This “Bell & Ross Desert Type” (Ref#: BR 03-94) (Chronograph + Date) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber BR-CAL.301, with 37 jewels and a power reserve that can last up to 42 hours.

http://www.bellross.com/us/collections/aviation/br_03/#/213/

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BR 03-94 Automatic Chronograph * Image courtesy of: Bell & Ross

This “Bell & Ross Desert Type” (Ref#: BR 03-92) (Time + Date) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber BR-CAL.302, with 25 jewels and a power reserve that can last up to 38 hours.

http://www.bellross.com/us/collections/aviation/br_03/#/212/

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BR 03-92 Automatic * Image courtesy of: Bell & Ross

This “Bell & Ross Desert Type” (Ref#: BR S) (Chronograph + Date) is powered by a quartz movement, caliber BR-CAL.102.

http://www.bellross.com/us/collections/aviation/br_s//#/214/

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BR S Quartz * Image courtesy of: Bell & Ross

Mounted to all these timepieces is the option of a beige leather or black ultra-resistant fabric strap.

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Written by Mauro Az