Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 French Grand Prix Edition

To mark the return of Formula 1 to France, the Bell & Ross BR V2-94 R.S.18 will feature 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 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.

The Bell & Ross 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. A tachymeter scale on the bezel allows a car’s speed to be instantly calculated over a given distance.

This design and choice of colours 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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – BELL & ROSS VINTAGE BR V2-94 R.S.18

  • Case: 41mm diameter – stainless steel case, satin-finished and polished – fixed steel bezel with aluminium insert and tachymeter scale – screw-down crown and pusher – ultra-domed sapphire crystal – sapphire case back – 100m water-resistant
  • Dial: carbon fibre dial – applied numerals with Super-LumiNova – metal Super-LumiNova accents on hour and minute hands – 2-register (3 and 9 o’clock) chronograph
  • Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.301 (ETA 2894-2 base) – automatic – 4Hz frequency – 42h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds and date, chronograph function
  • Strap/Bracelet: available with a black, carbon-printed calfskin strap with yellow lining OR a steel 3-link bracelet
  • Steel folding clasp for both versions
  • Reference: BRV294-RS18/SCA (leather)
  • BRV294-RS18/SST (steel bracelet)
  • Limited Edition to 999 pieces
  • Prices: USD7,900 EUR4,900 (leather) and USD8,400 EUR5,200 (steel)