Bell & Ross, the official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team, celebrates reopening the French Grand Prix with its first presentation of a Vintage model from the collections linked to the partnership.
To mark the return of Formula 1® to France, the BR V2-94 R.S.18 will be featuring a black rubber strap stamped with the French flag during the French Grand Prix.
The watch is an invitation to get behind the wheel of a racing car and experience the extreme sensation felt by the driver, for whom a watch is not only a tool, but also an ally at each and every moment of the race. This Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18 model immerses us in the world of motor racing adoption Formula 1® racing codes. It features a 41 mm case in satin-finished steel, a carbon fiber dial (a highly-prized material in the world of highend motoring) and black and yellow in reference to the colors of the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team. Linked by the values of high precision and excellence, the partnership between Bell & Ross and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team is a continuous source of inspiration and motivation for the watch brand.
The BR V2-94 R.S.18 has a yellow internal minute track and two counters, one in red for optimal legibility of the chronograph function. This complication, invented to measure short periods of time, is the king of motor sports functions, since it enables the performance of vehicles on the track to be measured with great accuracy. The bezel also features a tachymeter scale which allows a car’s speed to be instantly calculated over a given distance. This chronograph model evokes the sporting world of race tracks and paddocks, with its numerals adopting the typography used for the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.
It is powered by a Swiss mechanical caliber with automatic winding. The sapphire case-back bears a metallized depiction of the Renault car and its serial number.
BR V2-94 R.S.18
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.301. Automatic mechanical.
Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Date.
Chronograph: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds.
Water-resistance: 100 metres.
Case: 41 mm in diameter. Satin-polished steel. Steel bezel with anodised black aluminium ring and tachymeter scale. Screwdown crown and push-buttons. Sapphire case-back.
Strap: satin-polished steel or carbon-effect calfskin.
Dial: Carbon fibre. Applique Superluminova®-filled numerals. Metal skeletonized Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands
Buckle: folding. Satin-polished steel.
The BR V2-94 R.S.18 is available with a micro-perforated calfskin strap with carbon fiber effect and a yellow lining, or a bracelet in satin-finished polished steel.
The design and color code used for this timepiece allow the time to be read quickly and accurately. This limited edition of 999 pieces will captivate sensation seekers and fans of this sporting discipline.