The BR 03 family of watches has become a foundation of the Bell & Ross catalogue throughout the years. By Bauhaus-inspired to desert combat-ready, we always see Bell & Ross build upon the existing concept to make watches that are thought to appeal to a broad assortment of fans. While it’s true that most Bell & Ross versions can appear rather “loud” on the wrist, this one seeks to be, well, a bit more covert.All joking aside, the sheer number of BR 03 versions can appear overwhelming for the average watch buyer. Still, I think it is entertaining to watch Bell & Ross as they add more styles, integrate various materials, and draw a varied audience to their timepieces, all while staying true to their identity. In the end, there is no doubt that the BR 03 line delivers powerful brand recognition so that it is logical for them to explore the options provided by the inherent design even though that just means easy aesthetic updates.At 42mm wide, the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo features the same measurements as the remainder of the BR 03 watches. In my experience, it’s the most comfortable size to get a Bell & Ross and the matte black ceramic case on this one should only serve to boost wearability due to the substance’s lightness and also the simple fact that one doesn’t need to worry about scratching it. As a successor to both previously released watches in the camouflage sub-collection (the BR 03-92 Phantom and BR 03-92 Commando), this version almost seems to tie in visual components from both of them while functioning as a worthy, closing installment from the series.As I mentioned, everything about this watch is meant to fly under the radar, including the dial itself. It is entirely composed of, you guessed it, a distinct black and grey camo patchwork design. It’s interesting to observe how it works together with the sandwich design, which Bell & Ross does really nicely. The base layer is a solid disc of black Super-LumiNova that glows through the numeral cutouts of the best dial coating. Black lume isn’t bright like C3 or similar variations, of course – because that might give away your position to the enemy.
Bell & Ross, the luxury watch company is the ultimate reference for professional aviation timepieces. The BR03-92 Nightlum watch with its modern design and functionalist dial fulfills the mission of displaying time with the utmost efficiency.