Designed by Pilots

Bell & Ross dedicates a limited edition of its BR 03 instrument toPatrouille De France 70th anniversary.

The Patrouille de France, an elite unit of the French Air and Space Force is an ambassador of French style throughout the world. Each flight is a feat, both on a purely technical level and in its artistic dimension. A long-standing success which has been renewed for 70 years thanks to the meticulous preparation and the precision of the execution.

Based on a precious heritage, these notions are particularly inspiring for the present times. Founded in 1953, the Patrouille de France has built its reputation on the excellence of its pilots chosen from among the best fighter pilots, and the panache of its developments, appreciated at all latitudes. The same applies, of course, for Bell & Ross, which is dedicating a limited edition of its BR 03 instrument watch to this exceptional anniversary.

The Patrouille de France and Bell & Ross are two institutions which now have a common history. The link is much stronger than a simple association of two names. Just as aerobatics presupposes a perfect symbiosis between the team members, since 2021, the two trajectories have intersected and sometimes even merge.

Over time, a real partnership has been forged between these two entities, each of which is a benchmark in their area of expertise, thanks to shared values and to celebrate, they are represented on the back of the ceramic case of the BR 03-92 Patrouille de France 70th anniversary.

The human dimension is essential in any aerial performance. In an aircraft, flight instruments are designed to serve the pilot. Guided by this philosophy, Bell & Ross has always been keen to develop its professional timepieces in direct contact with their users. A guideline that influences the technical characteristics and adds a real meaningful touch to the watches.

If the BR 03-92 Patrouille de France 70th intended to celebrate the anniversary of the Patrouille de France, it is nonetheless a professional instrument. As proof, it adopts the fuselage of the BR 03, that is to say an ultra-light square-shaped case (42 x 42 mm) in high-tech ceramic, treated here with a black coating accentuating the contrasts.

Both technical and contemporary, water-resistant to 100 metres, it protects the automatic mechanical movement calibre, BR-CAL 302, which indicates the hours, minutes, seconds and date.

For the dial of this exclusive anniversary limited edition of 999 pieces, Bell & Ross has chosen a particularly luminous shade of blue, evoking the colour of the Alpha Jet of the Patrouille de France.

The insignia of this elite display team and the specific logo of its 70TH anniversary appear at the heart of this dial subtly circled in the colours of the French flag.

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