|Quick specs Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker
Price: € 2.300 | approx. £ 2,050 | approx. $ 2,700
Size: 38.5 mm
The Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Bellytanker was previously featured here, but there is one other special edition in the new vintage B&R collection: the Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker.
The same retro-looks with a gilt dial and metal applique numerals and indices, but a bit more clean. Just hours, minutes, central seconds and a small discreet date at the 4.30h position.
The BR V1-92 Bellytanker is powered by the popular Bell & Ross caliber BR-Cal.302 (base Sellita SW300-1) with a power-reserve of 38 hours. A reliable movement. But what is a Bellytanker?
The Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker is limited to 500 pieces
The Bellytanker in the name refers to the term ‘bellytank’ that originated in the 1940s and 1950s. It initially referred to the fuel tank fitted in the belly of fighter planes. These spare tanks then became used as a base for high-speed racecars. Used for example on the infamous Bonneville salt flats.
B&R uses these type of fuel tanks as an inspiration for the two Bellytanker watches. The Bell & Ross BR V1-92 – introduced mid 2017 – belongs to a third generation of vintage inspired pieces by the Swiss brand. And after the square cases from the Marine and Instruments Collections, this could be a direction we can get behind. Bell & Ross certainly has, as we can already spot, some other iterations of the BR V1-92, like the Military.
The Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker comes on a brown calf leather strap to complete the vintage look. It is – just like the chronograph Bellytanker – limited to 500 pieces.
technical data Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker
BRV192-BT-ST/SCA (limited to 500 pieces)
Bell & Ross BR-CAL.302 (base Sellita SW300-1) | Automatic | Diameter: 25.60 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, seconds, date | Power-reserve: 38 hours
|Case & dial:
38.5 mm | Stainless steel | Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Open sapphire case back | Gilt dial | Metal applique numerals and indices | Luminescent skeletonized hour and minute hands | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Brown calf leather
|Price Bell & Ross BR V1-92 Bellytanker:
€ 2.300 | approx. £ 2,050 | approx. $ 2,700