As you know, in the past we have featured other models of the Bell & Ross BR01 Flight Instruments collection here. This time we will be talking about the limited edition Bell & Ross Horizon, a very unique timepiece that was inspired by the artificial horizon instrument in aircraft cockpits.
The Bell & Ross BR01 Horizon ref. BR0192-Horizon offers superb legibility in the legendary 46mm PVD black finished stainless steel case. This limited edition is only available in 999 pieces and is part of a six-watch set of flight instrument inspired watches that compose the Aviation Flight Instruments collection. The set includes the Horizon we are reviewing, the Turn Coordinator, the Altimeter, the Air Speed, the Heading Indicator and the Climb. The first 99 Flight Instrument watches were offered in a gorgeous collector's box containing all six references. The
box is designed as a control panel where all watches appear to be inserted in the panel when the box is closed.
The watch is fitted with a light gray and charcoal dial with white markers that perfectly resembles the artificial horizon flying instrument. In order to complete the resemblance even better, the watch only features hour and minute hands —no seconds hand is fitted. The hand for the hours is the thin black one with a white tip and the minute hand is an extra long hand that goes across the circumference of the dial. This minute hand is divided in two parts where the white part indicates the minutes on the dial.
The BR01 Horizon is fitted with the traditional BR rubber strap with a PVD pin-buckle that is very comfortable, flexible and soft to the touch. Upon purchase, the watch also includes a second interchangeable nylon strap.
The watch features an automatic movement, a screw-down crown, an anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal and waterproofing to 100 meters. As we've mentioned before, if you are in love with airplanes or you wanted to be a pilot but didn't make your dream come true, this watch will make you feel like you are inside the cockpit of a Beechcraft or a Cessna, flying the friendly skies.
Sticker Price $5,000 USD. For more info on Bell & Ross click here.