With such an inspiration in mind, the choice of the collection to do it with was not that complex at Bell & Ross replica watches UK: the recently updated Vintage line was clearly the most appropriate. The Bellytanker comprises two watches, the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V1-92 and the BR V2-94 Bellytanker – one time-and-date and one chronograph, certainly a must-have for a speed-inspired collection.
Both watches use the greatly redesigned Vintage cases, introduced at Baselworld 2017. Slimmer, more elegantly shaped thanks to shorter lugs and more curved lines, and more toolish too in the decoration and mainly smaller than the previous VIntage collection, these new iterations were welcomed by collectors. The first of the two watches, the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V1-92 Bellytanker is a simple, inconspicuous watch with a restrained 38.5mm case, a smooth and fixed bezel (no rotatable bezel or any kind of scale) and the essential functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date (a discreet date placed at 4:30 in a small circular window and with a disc matching the dial).
The watch has a clear 1950s inspiration, with its small diameter, its sleek case and the highly domed sapphire crystal on top. There’s nothing too fancy overall, but a very pleasant utilitarian feel. Powered by an automatic movement, the calibre BR-CAL.302 (a Swiss-made Sellita SW300-1), it will offer reliability, good precision and optimized legibility. The Bell & Ross Vintage BR V1-92 Bellytanker replica watches are available with a vintage-inspired dark brown leather strap.
The second watch of this new collection is the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 Bellytanker, this time a more complex and sportier edition, with chronograph function. Yet, just like the rest of the Vintage collection, this watch has been thoroughly redesigned with a smaller diameter (41mm vs. 43mm), more curved shapes (especially for the lugs, which better adapt to smaller wrists), a highly domed sapphire crystal and overall, more elegance. The steel case adopts here a fixed bezel with tachymeter scale – speed inspiration obliges – and screwed pushers to guarantee a 100m water resistance (maybe not the most elegant option… simple mushroom pushers could maybe give a more vintage style).
Inside the case and under a specifically decorated caseback is an automatic chronograph movement, with an appropriate bi-compax layout. The calibre BR-CAL.301 movement Bell & Ross copy watches are based on the solid and tested ETA 2894-2, and if offers a small second, a 30-minute counter, a date (again discreetly placed at 4:30), as well as a 4Hz frequency and 42h power reserve. This Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 Bellytanker is available in 2 versions, one with brown leather strap, the other with the metallic bracelet.