Bell & Ross’ New Patrouille de France Watch Has Both Digital and Analog Displays

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For nearly 70 years, the Patrouille de France has wowed anyone who’s ever been fortunate enough to witness the skill of the precision aerobatics demonstration unit. With a lineup that’s rooted in an appreciation for all things aeronautics, watchmaker Bell & Ross was undoubtedly ecstatic to have partnered with the French Air and Space Force’s flight display team back in 2021.

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In that time, Bell & Ross and Patrouille de France teamed up on a quartz version of the BR 03 chronograph and an automatic BR 03-94. Now, the duo has unveiled its latest watch, a BR 03 Type A with both digital and analog displays, the latter of which is powered by a quartz movement. Sporting a matte blue dial with the flight team’s logo like the previous two timepieces, this new release also features a 42mm satin-polished steel case with a blue rubber strap (the previous models had either black ceramic or black steel cases).

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For reading the time at a quick glance, the new watch ditches the second hand in favor of a digital display of the seconds instead. The other digital readout can be toggled between chronograph, lap timer, countdown, second time zone, alarm, and perpetual calendar functions.

Photo: Bell & Ross | Patrouille de France

Limited to just 100 pieces, the BR 03 Type A Patrouille de France is priced at $4,400, available for pre-order now with deliveries expected for the end of January.