Hello, gorgeous. This beast – BR 03-92 from Bell & Ross – is a $4,500 full-lume diver that shines like a spotlight. The diver, encased in ceramic and connected to a rubber band, features a standard calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical in a watch that looks amazing.
The watch also has a rotating bezel and date window, but you’re really buying this thing for the lume. The entire piece lights up, from the face to the pips to the tips of the hands. It’s truly striking.
From the release:
Playing with inverted contrasts, Bell & Ross adapts its Lum concept to its diving collection and reverses the traditional principles of day and night legibility. With the BR03-92 DIVER FULL LUM, the watchmaking brand also works with different shades of luminescence.
While its metal basis dial is fully coated with a paint made of green Superluminova® C5 pigments, the metal applique skeletonized indices and the bezel’s numerals are filled with green Superluminova® C3. This ultra-phosphorescent green light has a very long durability in the dark, offering a continued optimal reading of time even in complete darkness.
Thanks to this most resistant, intense, and innovative variant, the time indications – that must be readable at 25 cm in the dark – create a green on green contrast on the dial.
The watch is shipping now and it’s available online as we speak. It’s in my cart but I don’t have the scratch for a monster like this one right now so it shall stay there until I don’t know when. Glug glug.