BELL & ROSS, as the official timepiece partner of the Renault Sport Formula One ™ Team, has actively participated in Formula One racing in recent years. In 2018, in celebration of the French Formula One Grand Prix again, BELL & ROSS launched the first Vintage watch-the BR V2-94 RS18 chronograph for the RS series, a symbol of cooperation between the two parties, with a black rubber strap. Red, white and blue stripes with the French flag to return to France with a symbol of racing events.
In 2018, the F1 race was held again in France. As Bell & ROSS is the designated timepiece of the Renault team, the brand also specially launched the new R.S.18 series BR V2-94 to celebrate France’s return to the F1 stage
The design of the BR V2-94 R.S.18 chronograph is reminiscent of the rider’s control of a sports car galloping on the road and an exciting and fierce battle; for the driver, the watch is not only a timepiece tool, but also a good companion at all times during the race. This new work is full of inspiration for Formula One sports elements, which makes it a wonderful racing country: the diameter of the satin-polished stainless steel case is 41mm, and the yellow and black color of the carbon fiber dial echoes the Renault Formula One spot color (while Carbon fiber is one of the cutting-edge high-tech materials used in the racing industry). Bell & Ross teamed up with each other due to the two parties’ commitment to precise performance and excellence, and the cooperation between the two parties has become a powerful driving force for BELL & ROSS, bringing rich inspiration to the brand.
The color scheme used in the R.S.18 series (yellow and black on the carbon fiber faceplate) is a spot color that echoes the Renault Formula One team. It is full of racing-like passion.
The yellow minute scale on the faceplate and the two timers (the minute timer has a red scale) are in sharp contrast, and the timing function is displayed more clearly. The timing function plays a pivotal role in motorsports and can more accurately measure the speed and performance of the car. The speedometer scale on the bezel can also calculate the speed of the car over a specified distance. In addition, the faceplate design is also reminiscent of the racetrack and gathering place, and the font is also taken from the Renault team’s special font. This chronograph is equipped with an automatic movement, with a sapphire glass caseback adorned with Renault’s chariot pattern and watch number.
The dial’s yellow minute scale and two timers (where the minute timer has a red scale) are in sharp contrast, and the timing function display is clearer
The BR V2-94 R.S.18 chronograph can be equipped with two types of straps: carbon fiber imitation perforated calfskin strap with yellow lining, or satin-finished stainless steel bracelet. The design and color matching of this chronograph make the precise timing display clearer; the limited edition of 999 will definitely be highly sought after by chronograph collectors and Formula One fans.
BR V2-94 R.S.18 chronograph
Stainless steel material / BR-CAL.301 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 41mm