Earlier than you ask, no, there’s no precise gyrocompass in right here. However …
This aviation-inspired watch is a tribute to the world of aeronautics i.e. the DNA of Bell & Ross’ beginnings, and includes a fighter aircraft silhouette at its heart, drawing upon the graphic codes utilized in pilot’s dials.
This limited-edition timepiece is a part of the BR 03 household, which has been a cornerstone of Bell & Ross collections since 2006. It options the enduring rounded sq. form, now reinterpreted in a 41mm case size created from black ceramic, measuring simply 10.6mm in thickness, and water resistant as much as 100 meters.
It’s a Gyrocompass with no gyrocompass…
Now, Gyrocompass could also be its identify, however a gyrocompass it’s not.
By definition, a gyrocompass is a gyroscopic rotor inside a navigation compass, which, when configured for the vessel or plane’s latitude and velocity, gives the orientation towards true north on the Earth’s floor.
On this case, the aircraft won’t present you true north, however as an alternative merely adopts the technical design components present in a pilot’s cockpit. However there’s no actual loss right here. (Are we actually utilizing a gyrocompass on an evening within the city anyway?) The watch tells us the primary hours, powered by the BR-CAL.302 self-winding motion with a 54-hour energy reserve that’s good for the weekend.
The primary flight instrument in 41mm
The first BR 03 Gyrocompass was launched 10 years in the past at Baselworld 2013, within the BR 01-92 mannequin. The dial comprised three impartial concentric discs, graduated for the hours and minutes. The aircraft’s silhouette retains its central actual property, however its placement is merely for design.
Within the new BR 03 Gyrocompass, the aircraft is prepared for takeoff … form of. Now not simply parked within the hangar, the aircraft’s silhouette serves because the hour hand, whereas the minutes are indicated by a big white arrow-tipped hand.
To boost visibility at the hours of darkness, the BR 03 Gyrocompass options luminescent therapy with inexperienced emission for cardinal factors and blue emission for time indications. The plane silhouette stands out with a novel yellow tint.
Tech Specs: Bell & Ross BR 03 Gyrocompass
Motion: Self-winding calibre BR-CAL.302; 54-hour energy reserve
Capabilities: Hours and minutes; Central seconds; Date
Case: 41mm (10.6mm thick); Matte black ceramic; Water resistant as much as 100m
Dial: Black; Cardinal factors and triangle-shaped indices coated with inexperienced Tremendous-LumiNova
Strap: Black rubber and ultra-resilient black artificial material; Pin buckle in metal with black PVD end
Availability: Restricted version of 999 items