The Bell and Ross Aero GT Watch Review The Superhero of Watches
Friday - 13 May 2016
Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Bell & Ross Aero GT watch.
After the success of the B-Rocket motorbike in 2014, designed by British custom bike builder Shaw Harley-Davidson, which inspired the two Bell & Ross B-Rocket watches and their unmissable date and power reserves, Bell & Ross’ creative designer decided that for 2016 he was going to need some new inspiration. He realised that the automotive and watchmaking industries shared a lot in common as both territories worked alongside motors, performance and precision and so began this unique marriage.
The Aero GT concept car was designed with extraordinary body work that streamlined like a fighter jet, aerodynamic canard-style wing mirrors, a vertical tail fin and two unusually sized exhausts reminiscent of a turbojet engine. This automotive masterpiece with its sharp edges and innovative appeal began to motivate the design behind the two new AeroGT watches that were recently revealed at Baselworld, the BR 03-94 AeroGT and the BR 03-92 AEROGT.
The BR 03-94 embodies the very spirit of the AeroGT car with its futuristic looking chronograph and metal hour markers coated with luminescent material while the BR 03-92 remains a classic three handed piece with a seconds hand and small fixed triangle at 12 o’clock decorated in red evoking the dashboard counters of a GT sports car. Both timepieces boast steel cases similar to the body of the concept motor, crowns made from red aluminium used in sports cars and skeletonised dials formed from layers to give each watch a fascinating impression of depth. The timepieces are completed by black quilted leather straps with red stitching impersonating the interiors of luxury vehicles.