Insider: Bell & Ross BR01 Altimeter. Just Like an Instrument Removed From an Aircraft Cockpit.

The Bell & Ross ref. BR01-96-SAlt Altimeter Limited Edition watch is part of the Flight Instruments BR01 46 mm Aviation collection launched in 2012. The Altimeter, like the other four models in the collection, is only available in a limited number of 999 pieces. Inspired by the altimeter instrument in aircraft cockpits, the BR01 Altimeter offers unparalleled readability and a very unique look with the iconic square Bell & Ross case.

This Bell & Ross watch has a matte black PVD finished stainless steel case measuring 46 mm wide, a large date aperture between 2 and 4 o'clock —the date is composed of two rotating discs— a screw-down crown, water resistance to 100 meters and a soft rubber strap with a pin buckle. The watch also comes with an interchangeable heavy-duty synthetic fabric strap.

The movement in this timepiece is the calibre ETA 2896 with a power-reserve of approximately 48 hours. The dial is matte and the letters ALT and the grooved indicator are printed in a way where they closely resemble the aircraft cockpit instrument. The hands and markers are covered in a white photo-luminescent coating that creates the perfect contrast with the black dial. The anti-reflective, matte black carbon finish of the case is inspired by the color of an aircraft instruments panel, designed to make the dials easier to read by eliminating reflections. Additionally, the watch is also fitted with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The case, just as on all other models from the BR01 collection, comes with four 1.3 mm hex key screws on the case back along with the traditional flat head 'Do Not Unscrew' screw and four flat head screws on the front of the case. The strap is also secured to the case by hex key screws and the case back is engraved with the Limited Edition information. 

If you love everything that has to do with aircrafts or if your lifetime dream was to be an airline pilot but you ended up working in advertising, then the BR01 Altimeter is a must have in your collection. This beautiful watch is a rugged timepiece with nice wrist presence and a very unique look. 

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