2011 BR 01 RED RADAR
When it was released in 2011, the famous Red Radar captured imaginations. It broke the rules. Its design – very similar to an aircraft radar – was surprising and spectacular in equal measure.
Its graphics reproduced the scanning motion of the light beam on a radar screen with stunning realism. The bright red crystal topping the dial is reminiscent of the flight control instrument.
It was a phenomenal success at the time and remained one of the brand’s best-sellers for a long time.
2021 BR 03 RED RADAR CERAMIC
This year marks the return of this watchmaking UFO.
The style of the new BR 03-92 Red Radar Ceramic version is as modern as ever. Its display breaks the traditional watchmaking codes by revisiting the graphics of an aircraft control radar.
The newcomer adopts the BR 03 case, which is 42 mm in diameter. In constant pursuit of innovation and performance, on this occasion Bell & Ross has chosen to use ceramic. This high-tech material is scratch-resistant, yet soft to the touch.
It is released in a limited edition of 999 pieces.
Playful and realistic face
The Red Radar Ceramic revisits the innovative display of the Red Radar, with a more realistic, playful look.
The system comprises two concentric discs which fuse with the dial. Its playful design is reminiscent of a stylised toy. These elements replace the hour and minute hands. In a major new feature, the discs move two tiny screen- printed planes, giving the impression that these are flying over the dial.
The hour scale is screen-printed on the inside (back) of the sapphire crystal, and so is well protected from impacts and abrasions.
For this innovative display, two ultra-light discs had to be designed to preserve the power reserve. These very robust discs will not deform and they maintain a constant parallelism. Our watchmakers worked hard to ensure that the precision of the watch movement was not altered by friction. The assembly of each of these components was fine-tuned to the nearest micron. Guaranteeing such precision required all our in-house engineers to pool their expertise.
2005 - 2021 Collection Flight Instruments
This range includes around a dozen exclusive timepieces. Each revisits the graphics of aircraft navigation instruments, transposing these to the watch, thereby offering a new way to read the time. These are timepieces and not actual radars or altimeters.
It all started back in 2005, with the launch of the iconic BR 01, which was reminiscent of a jet cockpit clock. This legendary timepiece was the first to feature the famous Bell & Ross case: a circle within a square.
This range also includes the Radar collection. The first in this line – the BR 01 Radar – made its appearance in 2010. It was the first to feature an innovative display with rotating discs. In 2011, the Red Radar was added to this range. Its dial was topped with a mysterious red sapphire crystal.
This year, the BR 03-92 Red Radar, in ceramic, is the third addition to this successful family.