Set your sights on the latest Bell & Ross watch designed like an F1 engine
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Judging by the varied partnerships between F1 teams and lauded maisons, few things sync together so seamlessly like motorsports and horology. In pursuing this technological unity, Bell & Ross has crossed over to the realm of competitive racing by partnering with the Renault Sport Formula One Team. An alliance that was minted a little over a year ago back in February 2016, both brands have since pushed ever higher for innovation excellence, the result of which culminated in the BR03-94 RS17 timepiece and its automotive counterpart, the R.S.17 race car.
Inspired by Formula One and the materials utilised to withstand the high-octane action of the racing world, the French-Swiss watch manufacture has harnessed ceramic and carbon fibre to create the signature square watchcase of the BR03-94 RS17, making it extremely resilient and shock-resistant. An element pulled directly from the steering wheel of the R.S.17 car, this matte black casing frames a 42mm dial boasting a slew of racing timekeeping features such as a 30-minute timer at 9 o'clock, a small seconds counter on the opposite, and a tachymetre scale along the flange. Another touch of exclusivity includes the yellow anodised aluminium accents that highlight the chronograph complications — the exact shade made iconic by Renault ever since they entered the F1 circuit. Equipped with the automatic calibre BR-CAL.301, this is a lightweight, powerhouse of a timepiece that wholly integrates the best of both fields.
The Bell & Ross x Renault BR03-94 RS17 will debut at Baselworld 2017.