With the aviation-inspired Bell & Ross's BR V2-92 Military Beige, you will feel ready for desert operation.
When I put the Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Military Beige on, which you are now reading its review, I noticed that I was more excited and sympathetic to the model than I had expected. I started the day thinking that it would be one of my basic reviews regarding this watch, though. At the end of the day, there were no "incredible" details among the factors that made the watch, and in a way that I did not understand how all these ordinary details came together and managed to turn this watch into an extraordinary timepiece. I do not know if you disagree with me, but they are positioned so brilliantly that it is impossible to remain indifferent. Let’s take a look at these items together, shall we?
The model features a 41mm diameter case made of stainless-steel crafted beautifully and sized very reasonably. The model offers both comfort and wrist presence in terms of its dimensions. Now, the ceramic bezel, which has almost become an industry standard, is not used, probably for economic reasons, and the preference of anodized aluminum instead is a bit disappointing at first glance. Then I thought about the aged-look that the bezel and the dial would have over the years. All you need is a few decades to achieve this wonderful harmony. Speaking of the dial, I think we both agree that the military beige color suits the watch beautifully.
The model features a highly curved sapphire crystal that evokes the "vintage" theme. In particular, I strongly recommend you to look at the watch in person to better understand the pleasure of the distortions that occur when looking towards the edges of the dial. The case is water-resistant to 100 meters and is equipped with a sapphire display case back.
Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Military Beige beats with the Sellita SW300-1 based BR.CAL 302 movement. There is no place for any doubts regarding the durability and longevity of this self-winding movement. 25-jewels, 25.6mm diameter beats at 28800vph, features a date display and offers a 38-hour power reserve.
One of the most important elements that complement the watch is the bracelet/strap duo that has been selected with exceptional care by Bell & Ross designers. The model comes with two different options. The stainless-steel bracelet symbolizes elegance with its folding clasp as well as its glossy and brushed surfaces, while the elastic black fabric strap offers sportiness. In my opinion, getting an additional fabric strap after buying the watch with the metal bracelet is the best way to go.
The stainless-steel bracelet version retails for 2900 € while the black fabric strap is available for 2600 €. Now I understand better why this watch looks so sympathetic to me as the BR V2-92 is a complete price/performance monster.