Bell & Ross has revealed its annual watch with the BWT Alpine F1 Team, sporting a 42mm matte black ceramic case with a dial and overall design that takes notes from the Alpine car.
Since its inception in 1994, Bell & Ross has been telling the time to fighter pilots, drawing inspiration from the precise dashboard instruments of aircraft cockpits.
With the aim of pushing the boundaries of the creative process, the brand regularly set itself new challenges. In 2016, the decision to join the exciting world of motor racing came forward by collaborating with Renault F1® Team. Since then, the avant-garde watchmaker is part of the Formula 1® world, the pinnacle of high-tech and cutting-edge materials.
This year, the BR 03-92 A522 completes the series of Alpine timepieces, subtly adopting its colour and graphics while meeting the specifications of the team’s drivers. It is called A522 in reference to the current Alpine A522 racing car.
The white and blue dial of this sporty timepiece takes its designs cue from the speedometer of an Alpine car referencing the brand’s signature colour code.
It features large white numerals, coated with Super-LumiNova®, which contrast with the surrounding black, allowing for easy readability, both in daylight and at night. Italic typography conveys an idea of speed and dynamism. The counterweight of the central blue chrono seconds hand takes up the stylised A of Alpine. A mini blue/white/red flag recalling Alpine’s tricolour origins is placed above the date window at 6 o’clock and the Alpine’s signature blue is used to highlight the minute track on the flange.
The delivery for the timepiece is set for November 2022 and you can pre-order yours here.