In just a few years, Parisian origin Bell & Ross has risen to become one of the most interesting watchmakers in the world, and its innovations have sparked excitement around the world – and the next BR V2-92 Military Beige watch model is no exception.
As a small introduction to I have to say that Bell & Ross has managed to create for itself a recognizable DNA, especially for square watches, in addition to which the collection has become recognizable features of these and much-debated BR 05 watch collection, which I have already introduced earlier.
Along with square watches, Bell & Ross has introduced a vintage watch collection that is more accessible to many consumers. The reason is clear, as the wristwatches in this collection are familiar and safe round, yet with a distinctive, military-like design and feel that sets them apart from their competitors.
Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Military Beige Automatic
The BR V2-92 Military Beige is part of the aforementioned vintage collection, exemplarily representing the so-called field watch segment, whose main characteristics for its wearer are carefree and unobtrusive. In other words, you do not need to be particularly careful about the use of your watch under any circumstances.
On a practical level, this means that the stainless steel watch case is mostly finished with satin polishing technique where small marks of use are not easily visible. In addition, the anodized black aluminium insert is lightweight, impact resistant and hard to scratch. The bezel, which rotates in both directions, is extremely responsive, so it doesn’t accidentally move in one direction or the other.
Combining this with an anti-reflective coated sapphire glass on the inside (the coating on the outside is prone to scratches) and a screw-locking crown with 100m water resistance, we have a watch made for the genuine Bell & Ross spirit.
The usability is complemented by the handle feel of the crown, the elastic strap by Erika’s Original, and a very beautifully executed beige dial with a matte finish that makes the watch clearly legible. You will quickly learn to appreciate this feature, because when it comes to the field watch, the legibility of the watch face is high in the criteria.
The same unobtrusive style continues in terms of technical implementation, with Bell & Ross relying heavily on the existing Sellita SW300-1, which, after its own finishing, bears the designation BR-CAL.302. This same movement is also used in another Baselworld novelty, the BR 03-92 Diver Black Matte.
A distinctive watch for work and leisure
In style perspective, the Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Military Beige is a grateful wristwatch because it works in a variety of styles. Beige watch face and domed sapphire glass give the watch the appropriate vintage look that opens the door to the most formal dress by changing the bracelet.
My recommendation is the manufacturer’s own steel bracelet, which is extremely comfortable on the wrist and makes the BR V2-92 Military Beige dressy watch enough. Equally high quality leather strap are the perfect choice for business and business casual wear.
If I was looking for just one wristwatch that I could go everywhere, the Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Military Beige is a viable option. Especially when the price is well in terms of quality. If you’re looking for a slightly more sporty option, I’d check out the BR V2-94 Military Beige Chronograph from the same collection.
In a Nutshell
- Manufacturer: Bell & Ross
- Model: BR V2-92 Military Beige
- Reference: BRV292-BEI-ST/SF
- Movement: BR-CAL.321 (Sellita SW-300) Automatic
- RPM: 28,800
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Watch case: stainless steel
- Diameter without crown: 41 mm
- Thickness: 11,8 mm
- Glass: sapphire (anti-reflective inside)
- Water resistance: 100 m (10 bar)
- Lug width: 22 mm
- Strap: elastic strap or stainless steel bracelet
- Price: 2,800 € (elastic strap), 3,100 € (steel bracelet)