A decade ago Bell & Ross unveiled the BR 03-92 Phantom, an all-black wristwatch that perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the era, becoming an overnight bestseller. Now the French watchmaker revisits the same look, with a grey-on-black camouflage dial that is perhaps a nod to a motif popular in contemporary streetwear.
Like the recent BR 03-92 Horolum, the Arabic numerals fake Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo sales has a sandwich dial: the upper camouflage disc has cut-outs for the hour numerals and markers, while the lower disc is covered in black Super-Luminova that glows in the dark. Because the luminous material is black, it has a dark glow rather than the typical green or blue illumination.
The Swiss black steel case copy Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo has a 42mm by 42mm matte black ceramic case produced by G&F Chatelain, the high-end case maker that’s owned by Chanel, Bell & Ross’ parent company. As with other BR 03-92 watch cases, the perfectly aligned screws visible on the front are actually nuts that are secured by actual screws on the case back.
Inside is the automatic BR-CAL.302, which is the robust Sellita SW300.
Price and availability
Available on a fabric or rubber strap, the cool replica Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo is already in stores, priced at US$3800 or S$5500.