Recognizing the skill and bravery of the elite aerobatic team of the French Air and Space Force, the renowned Parisian watch brand, Bell & Ross, has created a special edition timepiece. The BR 03-92 Patrouille de France 70th Anniversary watch is a fitting tribute to the esteemed unit, known for their precision aerial displays and extraordinary aeronautical skills.
The exclusive watch was unveiled as part of Bell & Ross’s partnership with the Patrouille de France, an iconic team globally recognized for their precision aerobatics. The collaboration between these two French entities came naturally, as Bell & Ross has a rich history of military-inspired watches and a proven track record in creating timepieces for elite squads, astronauts, and special forces.
Built with a unique blend of style, elegance, and functionality, the BR 03-92 Patrouille de France 70th Anniversary watch encapsulates the essence of the aerobatic team. The 42mm watch is presented in a micro-blasted black ceramic case, evoking the robustness of military-grade instruments. The dial displays a luminous shade of blue, mirroring the color of the Patrouille de France’s Alpha Jet. The emblem of the team and the logo of its 70th anniversary are proudly displayed at the heart of the dial.
This special edition model complements Bell & Ross’s existing lineup, boasting its signature circle within a square case. The back is adorned with the silhouettes of the five aircraft flown by the Patrouille de France since its inception in 1953 – Thunderjet, Ouragan, Mystère IV, Fouga Magister, and Alphajet. It’s an aesthetic tribute to the squad’s historical contributions and a symbol of its enduring legacy.
The watch is powered by the Calibre BR-CAL.302, a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. It comes with two straps – a tone-on-tone blue leather strap with French stitching and a steel PVD-coated pin buckle, as well as a black synthetic canvas fabric strap. Ensuring maximum legibility, the dial is enriched with white Arabic numerals, hand tips, and other contrasting elements.
The BR 03-92 Patrouille de France 70th Anniversary model is water-resistant up to 100 meters and is limited to just 999 pieces worldwide. It stands as a testament to Bell & Ross’s commitment to excellence, and a homage to the Patrouille de France’s unrivaled aeronautical prowess.
Available for orders on Bell & Ross’s website, this limited-edition watch is priced at EUR 4,200, with deliveries scheduled for mid-July 2023. Whether for aviation enthusiasts, watch collectors, or those simply looking for a piece of history, this special edition timepiece from Bell & Ross is an investment in both style and legacy. With only 999 pieces available, these watches are expected to ‘fly’ off the shelves quickly, symbolizing the same agility and speed for which the Patrouille de France is renowned. Meanwhile be sure to check our list of the most expensive watches in the world.