Bell & Ross BR02-92 Carbon Fiber And Phantom Watches

Bell & Ross BR02-92 Carbon Fiber And Phantom Watches

Bell & Ross has not forgotten about you BR02 lovers! The BR02 is Bell & Ross's most modern dive watch and a piece that, I think, has gone too far under the radar in the last few years. It makes sense that with all their focus on vintage/heritage/original aviation pieces there wasn't very much room in the spotlight for a thoroughly modern Bell & Ross diving watch.

Here is a bit of attention for the collection, though, in the form of two new pieces that borrow heavily from some of the coolest BR01 watches from a few years ago. I am glad that Bell & Ross looked to the BR01 All Carbon Fiber and BR01 Pro Titanium watches as a design direction for these BR02 watches. You can see what I mean by clicking on those links.

The two new watches are the BR02-92 Carbon Fiber and BR02-92 Phantom. I'm pretty sure you can tell which is which. The hands and hour indicators are very modern compared to the rest of the collection while still very legible. I think these are some really neat looking watches. The Phantom dial is especially interesting given the use of a clos du Paris style pattern on the face. These are like little repeating pyramids and not something I have seen before on any black and black watches.

You'll recall that the BR02 has a 44mm wide steel case (PVD black-coated for the Phantom model) and is water-resistant to 1000 meters. The case has an internal rotating bezel and automatic helium escape valve. The tonneau style case is unique among dive watches and I have to say that while unorthodox in design, these sit very well on the wrist - I would gladly have one as a daily wear. These sharp designs offer a bit of new life for the BR02 collection even if Bell & Ross is borrowing from themselves. The BR02 Carbon Fiber and BR02 Phantom watches should be available soon.

  • Simeon Weinraub

    These look excellent. The BR02 is a great clean and modern interpretation of the classic dive watch. This might be my favorite B&R. Although, I think I might personally prefer the older style, with the big luminous indications all around, more than this style with the 12, 3, 6, 9.

  • Andrei

    And the price? It’s a nice watch…

  • BIG CHRONO

    I would think prices range btwn $4,000-$7,000.

  • Andrew

    I’ve always liked this design of B&R… regardless of movement/price. Anybody know of a similar design but without the B&R price tag?

    • buntolith

      I’d say that Torgoen watches look a lot like Bell & Ross. The concept is the same with functionality first. Have a look at http://www.torgoen.com/ These watches are really good and a lot cheaper.

  • Marc

    Those new 02 look awesome! I can’t wait to see them on my wrist.
    My fav’ is definitely the Phantom, the dial is really unique!
    Thumbs up!

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Yup, it is a cool piece no doubt.

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