TO celebrate the return of Formula One to France (at the historic Paul Ricard circuit) this year, Bell & Ross brought out a special rendition of its Vintage model. Called BR V2-94 R.S.18, this chronograph watch honors both Bell & Ross’s partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team and the 2018 French Grand Prix via unique details — like a black rubber strap stamped with the French flag, and the black and yellow livery of Renault Sport. Additional red detailing highlights the 30-minute register, and the watch’s dial is fashioned from carbon-fiber, a material extensively used in motor racing. The watch is limited to 999 pieces.
MOVEMENT: Calibre BR-CAL.301 (ETA 2894-2 base) self-winding chronograph with 42-hour power reserve
CASE: 42-millimeter satin-finish and polished stainless steel, carbon-fiber dial, 100-meter water resistance, domed sapphire crystal, crystal case back
BRACELET: Calfskin leather strap with carbon-fiber pattern and yellow stitching, or three-link metal bracelet (both have a steel folding clasp)