The design is strongly associated with and rooted in aviation, but Bell & Ross has branched out to plenty of other genres or styles with the square case as the foundation. While the Bell and Ross BR 03-92 Diver could get lost among so many other variations on the theme, taken alone it is successful as a compelling dive watch.
About those dimensions: Looking at the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver on the wrist, one might not guess that it measures only 42mm wide. It might be a weird or abstract thing to say, but I would describe the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver as wearing more like a 44mm-wide watch.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver is rated to 300m and meets all the other ISO dive watch specifications, and the brand emphasizes how those specifications influenced the design.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver is not the brand’s first dive watch, but it is the first dive watch in their iconic square case. It is, in my opinion, a great success in balancing various design elements and themes as well as boldness and wearability. “Balance” is a word that I kept returning to when considering different aspects of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver isn’t just a design statement, it is a legit diver’s watch and complies with the IS0 6425 standards. It is equipped with a screw-down crown, large guard to protect the crown, a screwed caseback and 300m water-resistance.
BR03-92 Diver, The First Square Dive Watch From Bell & Ross. While most might know about the square design of Bell & Ross watches and their strong link with aviation and military purposes, we should all remember that this was not the only field where the brand has been active. Indeed, in 1997, Bell & Ross became the leader in professional diving watches ,Their will: to be part of the great Swiss watchmaking tradition while meeting the demands of men facing extreme situations. Nowadays astronauts, pilots, divers or bomb disposal experts use Bell & Ross as tools used for their missions.
A team of designers and specialists in aircraft and space controls joined with a set project: to create watches perfectly suiting a professional use. Their will: to be part of the great Swiss watchmaking tradition while meeting the demands of men facing extreme situations. Nowadays astronauts, pilots, divers or bomb disposal experts use Bell & Ross as tools used for their missions. Bell & Ross dials have always prioritised function and legibility, and this diver is no exception, even though the execution is a little atypical. Instead of the more traditional Arabic hour markers, this watch has the system of dots and dashes that is fairly stock in trade for the diving genre.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver isn’t just a design statement, it is a legit diver’s watch and complies with the IS0 6425 standards. It is equipped with a screw-down crown, large guard to protect the crown, a screwed caseback and 300m water-resistance. The crown is covered in rubber, for improved ergonomics.
The new Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diver meets with all these requirement, and more (mainly because being water resistant to 30 bars). Using the iconic square case of the BR collection, this new watch adds here a necessary unidirectional rotating bezel on top, with a classical 60-minute diving scale.
Bell & Ross diver watches came to be the luxury watch brand in a most unconventional way. Originally, Bell & Ross was just a team of aircraft control specialists; they put their minds together and set out to create luxury Swiss watches that are made for the types of professionals that with their work, put their lives in extremely risky situations; from astronauts and pilots to deep sea divers
The Mondaine Swiss Railways watch is no longer the world’s most legible watch. That honor belongs to the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 DIVER FULL LUM (shown here in complete darkness). The Bell & Ross DFL is fully, completely, totally, inescapably lumed and it provides just as much daytime legibility as the Railways watch. Bell & Ross accomplished this feat
The movement. In the heart of the BR03-92 Diver lies the automatic BR-CAL302 movement which is based on the Sellita SW300-1. It has a reasonable power reserve of 38 hours, and is functioning at the frequency of 4Hz, 28,800 bph. The hour hand can be easily identified due to its bright orange hue.