Bell & Ross just took another look at the BR 03 with their new BR 03-92 Diver Black & Green Bronze. The BR 03 style diver comes in the same square format as the BR 01 one but includes solid water resistance and a dive bezel.

Forged from CuSn8 bronze, the case offers superior resistance to saltwater corrosion. The unidirectional rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale ensures accurate dive timing, while the Super-LumiNov® on hands and indices guarantees legibility even in murky depths.

The bold green dial, reminiscent of vibrant coral reefs, adds a touch of playful sophistication. Powered by the reliable BR-CAL.302 automatic mechanical movement, it boasts a 54-hour power reserve, ensuring dependable performance no matter where your underwater journey takes you.

The piece is $4,900 and is available now on Bell & Ross’ website.

What’s special about the BR 03 Series?

Born for Depths: A History of the Bell & Ross BR 03 Dive Watch Series

The Bell & Ross BR 03 dive watch series is a modern marvel, but its origins lie in a rich history deeply intertwined with aviation and military applications.expand_more In 1997, Bell & Ross, known for their instrument-inspired watches, debuted the BR 01, a square-shaped timepiece heavily influenced by aircraft cockpit clocks.

This bold design, with its clear functionality and robust build, quickly gained a following, particularly among military personnel.

Building on this success, Bell & Ross launched the BR 03 in 2007, a smaller and more accessible version of the BR 01. Its clean lines and legible dial remained true to the brand’s DNA, making it a versatile timepiece for everyday wear. But Bell & Ross knew the BR 03’s potential extended far beyond land.

In 2009, the BR 03 took a plunge into the deep with the introduction of the BR 03-92 Diver. Designed in collaboration with professional divers, this watch boasted a water resistance of 300 meters, a unidirectional rotating bezel for dive timing, and Super-LumiNova-coated hands and indices for clear visibility in low-light conditions. The square case, initially a nod to aviation instruments, proved surprisingly well-suited for the underwater world, offering excellent wrist presence and readability.expand_more

Over the years, the BR 03 Dive series has seen numerous iterations, each pushing the boundaries of design and functionality.expand_more From the classic black and white models to the experimental bronze and ceramic editions, the series caters to diverse tastes and diving needs.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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