March 6, 2016
Again channeling the desert theme, Bell & Ross will be introducing several new models in the BR 03 “Desert Type” series for 2016. In what looks to be an evolution from last year’s BR 03-92 Desert Type model (42mm black PVD steel case, printed dial, distressed leather strap, limited 250 pieces, $4,200) and the similarly spec’d green BR 03-92 Military Type, these 2016 models have been upgraded, featuring black ceramic cases, tan straps, and tan sandwich-style dials (with luminous markings). I’m not sure about the caliber inside, but Bell & Ross has always been content on using reliable, externally-sourced calibers while focusing their efforts on external branding and design and these pieces seem to follow.
And, a 39mm model with quartz caliber is also part of the new series. Nice looking pieces. Official prices for the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Desert : $4,300 (3,400 Euros / 2,800 GBP) Type Official prices for for the Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Desert Type chronograph: $6,000 (4,990 Euros / 4,000 GBP). More to come next month at Baselworld 2016.