The AeroGT is based on an internal design, not of a watch, but rather a sports-car (designed by the Bell of Bell & Ross replica watches, co-founder Bruno Belamich). The idea was to design a car that could be the interpretation of the Bell & Ross spirit. The AeroGT Concept Car was the starting point for the creation of a new pair of watches inspired by the automotive world – the BR 03 AeroGT models. And for 2017, both the car and the watch undergo a facelift, with a new color scheme.
The word Supercar is synonymous with the terms lightweight, technical, mechanical, architectural shapes, modern lines and of course, that fuel-power and engine-taste many watch aficionados also enjoy on a regular basis. As a result, a supercar-inspired watch usually means a chronograph – as the chronograph is the definitive instrument to wear in such cars, particularly if the idea of timing a lap or the 0-60mph pops into your mind. While the first batch of AeroGT watches also included a skeletonized 3-hander, the main focus was the chronograph version, the BR03-94 AeroGT, a limited edition Bell & Ross watches of 500 pieces. This is this exact watch that today receives a strong and bold color scheme, with bright metallic orange accents all around.
To maintain some consistency with the car that inspired the collection, the choice has been made to have a skeletonized version of the automatic chronograph movement. Thus, the face of the Bell & Ross BR03-94 AeroGT Orange proudly exposes its mechanics, with sharp and angular bridges, reminiscent of the chassis that surrounds the engine of a supercar, brightly plated in orange. The movement, calibre BR-CAL.319, displays the indications in a 6-9-12 layout (the base movement is an ETA 2894-2). The orange color is also found on the tachymeter scale surrounding the dial, as well as the accents on the hands and the tracks.
The case used for the Bell & Ross BR03-94 AeroGT Orange fake watches are the traditional and iconic round-within-a-square, dear to the brand. It is here presented in a 42mm x 42mm version, in steel, with circular-brushed flat surfaces and polished accents on the bevels. Again, some orange accents are found, for instance on the starting pusher and on the perforated leather strap. As usual, the watch wears rather large (square shape obliges) and imposes a certain presence on the wrist, with the orange color making it quite visible.