Bell & Ross BR03 Desert Type

Designed for the airforce pilots who operate in tropical environments. The colour matching the uniforms they wear. Bell & Ross comes with a model to suit the pilots under these extreme conditions.

Bell & Ross has used design features from aviation and especially aeronautical instruments for their watch designs. Many of their current models pay a tribute to the timekeepers of the military disciplines on land, water and in the air. You can think about historcal pieces like pocketwatches from the first world war or 1960 instrument panels.


The case is designed keeping true to the aviation design standards of a black case with sapphire. The material used is a ceramic, which is known for its hardness, resistance against high temperatures, non corrosive and doesn’t wear off.

Its also very skin friendly and adjusts to body heat within a second, making it a very nice material to wear. The casing is made out of different parts held together by four screws one at each corner. This is also the way aviation instruments are attached in the controls panels on airplanes.

Bell & Ross uses 4 design elements all models are recognised by: Functional, Readability, Water resistance, Accuracy.


The dial has a sandwich construction, meaning is consists of two layers. The top layer has the cutouts of the indexes and has matt beige finish to it. The bottom dial is black and is treated with a luminescent material. During the day time the contrast of the beige top dial with its black indexes creates a very good contrast. During the night time the black turns into a bright luminescent.



This Bell & Ross comes in three different models, 42 mm BR03-92 with hour and minute hands and the BR03-94 with chronograph. The BR S is a 39 mm with hour and minute hands, making it a perfect watch for the smaller wrist size and there for a perfect model for women.

Technical Specifications

Movement calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.
Functions hours, minutes, seconds and date.
Case 42 mm of 39 mm in diameter. Matte black ceramic.Polished tungsten bezel.
Dial beige. Superluminova-filled numerals, indices and hour and minutes hands.
Sapphire sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Crystal High quality sapphire, scratchproof. A layer of Anatolite gem changes colours under different light sources allowing the dial of the watch to change from amber yellow to green and vice versa.
Strap beige calfskin and ultra-resistant black synthetic fabric.

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