Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker

21 Nov 2017 | bell ross bellytanker

Originating in the forties and fifties, the term «Bellytank» initially referred to the emergency drop tank fitted in the belly of fighter planes. «Bellytanker» is now mainly used for the high-speed race cars manufactured directly from these spare tanks.

Limited edition of 500 pieces, introducing the Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker.

Movement

Self-winding with three hands; it displays the hours, minutes and seconds. The date is at 4.30. This classic version is designed for the purist.

Case

The small 38.5 mm case in brushed steel harks back to the watches of the forties and fifties, with a nod to the cockpit of the P-51 Mustang. Flat and thin, it imbues the watch with elegance. The solid case back features an engraved profile of the Bellytanker. Lastly, the ultra-curved sapphire crystal, with its vintage overtones, recalls the round windows in classic plane cockpits.

Dial

The color scheme matches the Bell & Ross racer. The metallic copper of the dial echoes the color of its wheel rims. The black seen on the details of the minute track recalls the car’s nose. Finally, the steel used for the case, numerals, indices and hands pays tribute to its sculpted bodywork.

The metal indices and numerals are appliques. The metal skeleton hands are filled with Superluminova, so that they remain visible at night. The aircraft-shaped counterweight on the seconds’ hand is one of the new Bell & Ross stylistic signatures.

Strap:

Exceedingly soft and supple, this dark brown leather strap is aged for a vintage look.

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