Whether it be from a motorcycle, sportscar, submarine, or aircraft, the concept of designing watches with dials that are modeled after a vehicle’s instrumentation is far from a novel concept, though few if any execute this premise better than French horological brand, Bell & Ross. And despite recently unveiling its vintage aircraft instrument-inspired Bi-Compass pilot watch, the ampersand-logoed outfit has now revealed another version of its popular BR 03-92 watch, this time based on the head-up displays (or HUDs) found in modern fighter jets.
Maintaining the existing 42mm matte black ceramic case from other members in the 03-92 lineup, the new HUD watch differentiates itself from previous models with a bold face design. Juxtaposing the blacked-out case, crown, and band, the HUD-themed dial sports multiple layers with cross hair-style brackets and liberal use of green SuperLuminova C3 lume, all under a green-tinted, anti-reflective sapphire lens. Water-resistant to 100-meters, the watch is powered by a calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical movement and paired with two straps: a black rubber item; and a nylon-style black synthetic fiber band — both of which feature black PVD-coated buckles. Limited to only 999 units in total, the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 HUD Watch is priced at $3,990.