Bell & Ross BR 03-92 A522 “Alpine F1 Team”

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 A522 “Alpine F1 Team”


Bell & Ross, the watchmaking partner of the Alpine F1 Team, continues its partnership with the Alpine F1 Team this year by unveiling the color-enhanced black ceramic watch for the A522 single seater imported for the 2022 world championship. Bell & Ross BR 03-92 A522 “Alpine F1 Team” is a limited edition of 999 pieces available for pre-order: €4,300.

In 2016, Bell & Ross entered the exclusive world of watchmakers involved in the prestigious Formula 1 championship by becoming the official partner of the watchmaking team. Renault F1 Team (read here) For each season, it presented three and then a quarter of high-performance timepieces bearing the French single-seater name (see the latest RS20) In 2021, Renault F1 it happened Alpine F1 Team to enhance the sporty image of the famous sports car brand and Bell & Ross continued its cooperation by launching 3 exclusive hours (read here).

The Franco-Swiss manufacture has launched a new watch for the 2022 season, which has resumed after the summer break. L’ Alpine F1 Team is doing well and is currently ranked 4th in the World Builder Championship. Abandonment of the trilogy of chronographs in favor of the 3-hand date that its denominator A522 it’s a one-seater designed for the 2022 season and tested by the Frenchman Esteban Ocon and Spanish Fernando Alonsotwo-time world champion in F1.

Esteban Ocon (FRA) Alpine F1 Team A522. Dutch Grand Prix 2022. Zandvoort, Netherlands.

The BR 03-94 A522 it is distinguished by its “full black” treatment featuring the blue and white colors of the French team. It takes the example of a square box of Bell & Ross. With a side length of 42 mm and water resistance up to 100 meters, it is made from matte black ceramic, a material widely used in F1 that combines strength and lightness. It comes with a nice perforated black rubber strap that can be replaced with a 2nd black Nylon strap supplied with the watch.

Bell & Ross Team BR 03-92 A522 Alpine F1

The matte treatment of the black dial reduces the effects of reflections and shows the indices, numerals and hands coated with white SuperLuminova. Hence it ensures perfect day and night time readings. The blue flange matches the central seconds hand whose weight bears the famous Alpine logo. The numbers are in the form of racing numbers that adorn the bodywork of the single seats. A discreet date window at 6 o’clock is topped by the same tricolor flag that adorns the front of the single seat.

Bell & Ross Team BR 03-92 A522 Alpine F1

In terms of operation, the watch is powered by the BR-CAL.302 automatic caliber – based on the Swiss caliber. Sellita SW300-1 – rotates at high speed (28,800 vibrations per hour) and provides 42 hours of freedom. It is a precise and stable movement that does not cause problems.

Bell & Ross Team BR 03-92 A522 Alpine F1

Clock Bell & Ross BR 03-94 A522 it is offered in a limited edition of 999 pieces at a price of €4,300. It is currently available for pre-order for delivery from November.

Bell & Ross Team BR 03-92 A522 Alpine F1

Technical characteristics
Case: 42×42 mm, matte black ceramic, water resistant to 100 meters, anti-reflective sky sapphire crystal, dial back;
Dial: matt black, applied numerals and indices coated with SuperLuminova, skeletonized steel hands coated with SuperLuminova, central blue chronograph seconds with counterweights in the shape of the “Alpine” logo, date window at 6 o’clock;
Movement: BR-CAL.302 self-winding caliber, 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), 25 jewels, 42-hour power reserve;
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date;
Strap: perforated black rubber, PVD-coated steel pin;
Limited edition: 999 pieces.
Reference: BR0392-a522-CE/SRB;
Price: €4,300.