Heading indicator (Headingindicator) is mainly used by pilots to measure the change of heading angle when the aircraft turns. Bell & Ross adheres to the brand design concept of the Aviation series watches taking inspiration from the aerospace dashboard, and creatively brings the shape of the heading indicator into the watch design. Today, the home of the watch brings this restoration The watch with the flat shape of the heading indicator, reference model: BR01-92 Headingindicator.
The most striking feature of this watch is the yellow airplane outline printed on the dial. While loyal to the heading indicator itself, it also gives the watch a cool look. The time display uses a turntable display system developed by Bell & Ross. To replace the pointer rotation with a disc, we must first avoid the accuracy of power reserve and travel time due to the weight of the disc. However, while using ultra-light materials, the disc also needs to have sufficient strength, and its assembly needs to be precise. Down to the micron level. This watch highlights the powerful innovation and profound watchmaking technology of the Bell & Ross brand.
The large square diameter of 46mm is the hallmark of Bell & Ross’s Aviation series. The locking screw design on the four corners of the case is a classic feature of Bell & Ross, adding a tough industrial design to the watch.
This watch uses a sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment for clear display. The outline of the yellow airplane printed under the mirror is very eye-catching. While decorating, the nose and tail replace the 12-point and 6-point scales, and the yellow scale at the 12-point orientation of the nose replaces the minute hand for reading time.
The screw-down crown enhances the watch’s water resistance. The top of the crown is engraved with the ‘&’ logo symbolizing its brand identity. The sand-blasted black carbon-coated stainless steel case has an introverted gloss and a delicate texture.
This watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement. The case back has a dense bottom design made of stainless steel with a sandblasted black carbon coating. The indication at the bottom of the table indicates that its waterproof depth is 100 meters, which can meet most of the daily waterproofing needs in life such as car washing and showering.
This watch with a black rubber strap is smooth and soft, exuding a sense of fashion and sport.
The case diameter is 46mm, made of stainless steel, and the sandblasted black carbon coating makes the case appear matte. The light feeling is exquisite. The wide and square case highlights the male charm.
The buckle uses a matte black PVD steel pin buckle, which is easy to use, has sharp edges and corners, is simple and generous, and is full of rigidity.
This watch abandons the traditional time display method, replacing the hands with a disc, and the scale is printed on the black bezel. The outermost circle still retains the three WES (west, east, and south) heading indicators on the heading indicator, replacing N with a yellow triangle as the hour hand; the middle wheel is used to indicate the minute. The yellow scale at 12 o’clock in the mirror reads; the yellow hand in the center of the disc is the second hand, which corresponds to the scale on the bezel.
Summary: This watch is Bell & Ross’s last attempt to break the tradition in watch design. At the same time as the height of the aircraft’s heading indicator was restored, the timekeeping function was subtly embedded in it. Its cool and eye-catching appearance is an option not to be missed for aviation enthusiasts and watch collectors who love military watches. At present, the domestic price of this watch is 53,500 yuan, and the global limit is 999 pieces. (Photo / text watch home Xie Xin)
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