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MOVEMENT : Automatic mechanical Caliber BR-CAL . 302 ( Sellita-based )
FUNCTIONS : Hours , minutes , seconds and date .
CASE : 42mm matte black ceramic , water resistant to 100 meters .
DIAL : Black with central hour disc , numerals , indices and hands painted with SuperLuminova
CRYSTAL : Green sapphire with anti-reflective coating . Four right angles painted with green SuperLuminova .
STRAPS : Black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric with pin buckle of black PVD-coated steel .
THE GREEN-TINTED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL DISPLAY ON THE UPPER LEVEL OF THE NEW BELL & ROSS BR03-92 HUD OFFERS THE ILLUSION OF A DIGITAL HEAD UP DISPLAY , or HUD . Bell & Ross echoes this technical navigation display , born in the 1950s and today found in civil and automotive displays , on the new limited edition 42mm matte-black ceramic watch .
This newest release in the Bell & Ross Flight Instrument family follows previous models that include the BR 01 Radar ( from 2010 ) the BR 01 Turn Coordinator , the BR 01 Heading Indicator and last year ’ s BR03-92 Bi-Compass .
For those not versed in navigation-speak , the HUD display ’ s primary function in a cockpit is to keep the pilot focused on the target ahead without having to move his or her eyes off the line of sight . Bell & Ross mimics the HUD display by assembling three layers : the hands , the dial surface and the reverse side of the crystal .
On the reverse side of the crystal , Bell & Ross prints four brackets that immediately recall the four corners of the HUD line-of-sight display . On the middle level , note that the black and green hands ( minutes and seconds ) are essentially hidden , with their visibility determined by their luminosity . And finally , the independent central hour disc is blackened with the hours indicated by a green triangle marker .
Bell & Ross adds that the overall graphic style and the green coloring of the BR03-92 HUD also closely echo the typical HUD display . The sapphire crystal is green thanks to a special tint applied to the under side of the crystal .
Bell & Ross is supplying the new BR03-92 HUD with a black rubber strap and a black synthetic fabric strap . Price : $ 3,990 .