The clear and uncluttered dial of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Horograph (above and below) is meant to evoke the look of clocks in airport terminals. Its micro-blasted, matte-finished stainless steel case, in Bell & Ross’s classical “circle in a square” shape, measures 42 mm in diameter. The case’s gritty, gray-tone texture comes from a process of spraying tiny glass beads onto the metal’s surface to roughen it and impart a uniform, matte finish that is highly anti-reflective. The dial of the Horograph (from the Latin “Hora” for hour and “Graph” for graphics) provides a very legible black-and-white contrast; its baton-shaped hands and indices are coated with Super-LumiNova for greater nighttime legiblity. The watch contains the automatic BR-CAL.302 (based on the Sellita SW300-1), which powers the hours, minutes, and seconds display, along with a date indication at 4:30. It comes on a black rubber or black synthetic fabric strap with bead-blasted steel pin buckle.
While the airport’s internal clock inspired by Horograph, BR 03-92 Horolum (pictured below) leads from the airport’s outdoor area. Its dial Super-LumiNova is coated on the same intense green light-flood runway (hence the name “Hera” + “chimney”, referred to as “cavity” or light). The 42-mm bead-blasted steel case is reminiscent of those brands used in the early BR-01 models. Dial-up by the micro-blasted brass-rhodium makes it homogeneous case, is composed of two overlapping metal plates, hem cut into rounded numbers and indicators gray upper and green, durable Super-LumiNova C3 coating Cover plate. In this “sandwich” building – a favored brand, a simple pattern shines with light making the night more legible.
Green Super-LumiNova is also used on the hands, and the calfskin leather strap, with stainless steel pin buckle, is in a gray-green color. The BR 03-92 Horolum is also outfitted with the Sellita-based, self-winding BR-CAL.302 and includes a date window at 4:30. Both new watches’ cases are water-resistant to 100 meters and feature nonreflective sapphire crystals over the dials. The Horolum is a limited edition of 500 pieces. Prices for both new timepieces will be announced at Baselworld 2017.