Bell & Ross Belgian Grand Prix Chronograph
The 'Belgian Grand Prix Chronograph' is presented to the three drivers on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps. To mark this occasion, Bell & Ross has produced a special series of chronographs, limited to just 100 pieces.
So that means that Messrs Raikkonen, Alonzo and Button will be sporting another addition to their (no doubt) extensive collection of timepieces. Notwithstanding their own team sponsorship (TAG-Heuer and Seiko for the Finn and Briton), there's no doubt the euphoria of a top-three finish at one of the world's most demanding 'classic' circuits will be enhanced by a wonderfully designed wrist-borne momento of the occasion.
The Bell & Ross website prodly states the company was formed in 1992 "to create watches perfectly suiting a professional use." Such professionals then included astronauts, pilots, divers and bomb disposal officers. To this list must be added the best racing drivers in the world.
And even if modern F1 cars do not have analogue dials any more, there's no doubting that the clarity designed into the regular Bell & Ross watches and chronometers via their aerospace design principles makes them as at home in the carbon-fibre F1 environemnt as they do in the depths of the oceans or at high altitude in the sky.
Mechanical self-winding mechanism.
Brushed stainless titanum.
Integrated and protected within the thickness of the case.
T-Crown System®: screw-down telescopic and retractable crown system.
3 counter chronograph (60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour counters). Tachymeter scale. Date.
Metallic grey, anti UV. Index with figures. Fluorescent hands and markers.
The logo and the year of the Grand Prix are marked on the dial.
Anti-glare sapphire crystal.
200 meters. Screwed down case back.
Stainless titanum or rubber.
2 280 EURO with rubber strap.
2 440 EURO with titanum bracelet.
For more information please visit www.bellross.com
Text - Classic Driver
Photos: Bell & Ross
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