BR 03-92 FULL LUM
The Parisian brand’s latest novelty in matte black ceramic has two dials, a daytime dial in beige and a nighttime dial glowing in the same bright green luminescence as the rubber watchband.
Luminescence has a long, rich history in watchmaking, sometimes glazed with substances that are now controversial and have been replaced by materials that are not harmful to human health. Its primary role is to provide optimal time reading under all possible lighting conditions, from the simplest shade to the nearly gloomy darkness of the ocean depths, for example. Usually, the markers and hands are coated in these materials, but with the new BR 03-92 Full Lum, Bell & Ross flies in the face of tradition.
Indeed, the Parisian brand has concentrated the luminescence on its dial rather than on the time markers which, dressed in black, cause a contrast to maintain readability. This limited edition of 250 units, available in shops or on the Bell & Ross website since mid-November, has two dials. In daytime mode, the mastic beige dial has three hands in the center, two of which – the hour and minute hands – are partially coated in black with a matching hour rim. The date is displayed in a window at 4:30. In nighttime mode, the BR 03-92 Full Lum is totally transformed with a sort of Northern Lights effect on the wrist thanks to Super-LumiNova® C3, a material that bathes it in a beautiful, long-lasting, intense green glow. The same substance pigments the rubber watchband that fastens with a pin buckle in black PVD.
The time functions are powered by the automatic BR-CAL.302 movement housed in a 42-mm machined case in matte black ceramic.
Price: 3’800 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin
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