Who needs a gold diving watch you ask? Well no one really needs one, but that isn’t the point. The standard Bell & Ross BR-02 is the active version of the serious diving watch line. The version in gold is the dressy-sexy version that alludes to deep diving, but is meant for more congenial activities.
The Bell & Ross BR-02 is the less known diving version of the wildly popular BR01 watch. In a similar size and character as the BR-01, BR-02 aims for the depths instead of the skies with an equally direct emulation of the best parts of the theme (diving as opposed to flying). The watch is about 44mm wide and constructed out of solid 18k rose gold. The dial is a sporty carbon fiber that does work with the overall design. Realize that the face is design to be extremely legible, which it is. This version has the Arabic numerals, which I like.
Like all good diver watches the BR-02 has a rotating bezel, but an internal one (operated by the upper crown). Water resistance is dive worthy at 300 meters, and the watch also has a helium escape valve. Basically everything you could ask for in a diving watch instrument. So this isn’t just a gold watch that looks like a diving watch, it really is one. You could easily dive with it as gold is known for being particularly resistant to the harsh effects of salt water.
In addition to the rubber strap, the watch comes with a full kit of tools and a canvas strap. It is really one of the nicest diving watches out there, and this even more luxury version of this luxury watch is incredibly appealing. Right now on JamesList.com one of these rose gold Bell & Ross BR-02 watches is available for about $12,500. A good deal with any gold watch.
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