Bell & Ross BRS Officer Ruthenium Dial (BRS92-RU-ST/SCR) Men’s Watch: Review

Rating

10 Price
10 Power Source
10 Design
10 Functionality
10 Overall Quality
10

For those who are not as knowledgable about the brand, Bell & Ross was founded in 1992 and is a timepiece manufacturer headed by French-Swiss designer Bruno Belamich and businessman Carlos A. Rosillo.

This well-renowned brand manufactures their timepieces in Switzerland and focuses on professional watches for divers, aviators, and astronauts.

Brand: Bell & Ross
Type: BRS Officer Ruthenium Dial Men’s Watch
Model: BRS92-RU-ST/SCR /// BRS-OFF-RU
Purchase Link: http://www.jomashop.com/bell-and-ross-watch-brs92-ru-st-scr.html

 

A part of the beautiful Vintage Series by & Ross, this stunning and unique timepiece is loved by watch collectors worldwide. With the iconic square watch case, this Officer Ruthenium Dial Men’s Watch is an instant classic. Inspired by aviators, this timepiece has the attitude and class that this brand embodies.

Size/Specs/Design

With a 39mm x 39mm square stainless steel case and a sophisticated round Ruthenium dial, this watch is certainly unusual and uses a combination of materials that truly makes this a professional’s luxury timepiece.

Complete with a Swiss automatic movement, grey alligator strap, Sapphire crystal, and luminescent properties, this Bell & Ross is a highly sought-after commodity.

Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 39mm x 39mm
  • Case Shape: Square
  • Dial Shape: Round
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Swiss Made
  • Power Reserve: 40 Hours
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Dial Type: Analog
  • Dial Color: Ruthenium
  • Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
  • Bezel: Fixed Stainless Steel
  • Hands: Luminous
  • Second Markers: Arabic Numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock
  • Dial Markers: Index
  • Luminescent: Hands and Markers
  • Band Type: Strap
  • Band Material and Color: Grey Alligator Leather
  • Band Width: 22mm
  • Clasp: Tang
  • Calendar: Date Display Between 4 and 5 o’clock
  • Functions: Hour, Minute, Second, Date
  • Features: Calendar, Stainless Steel, Leather, Sapphire
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters / 300 feet

Power Source

This Bell & Ross uses a Swiss-made automatic movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. This movement is perfect for this timepiece since it is way too luxury for a quartz — also, with only three-hand timekeeping and a calendar date window to keep track of, this precision movement is Swiss-made and will last for decades to come.

The Good

Featuring a 39mm by 39mm stainless steel square watch case and a Ruthenium dial, this Bell & Ross is very laid back and sophisticated. The stainless steel of the case and bezel complement the solid stainless steel dial hands — with luminous hour markers, indexes, and hour and minute hands, this watch looks gorgeous day and night. The calendar date window even looks better than on most watches — located between 4 and 5 o’clock, this display is small, round, and features small Arabic numerals displaying the day of the month.

Obviously, the automatic movement is such a great asset to have in this watch and with the scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal protecting the dial, you will have a beautiful and unobstructed view of the Ruthenium watch face and will not have to worry about scratching the glass.

Since the case back is solid and the crystal is such high quality, Bell & Ross were able to get a fantastic water resistance out of this piece at 100 meters (330 feet). This is excellent for casual and daily wear that you do not have to worry about getting ruined when it rains, if you drop it in water, or when you wash your hands.

This model features a complementing grey Alligator leather strap, which looks incredible with the overall design. If you prefer a more traditional strap on your Bell & Ross, we recommend a 22mm Black Alligator or 22mm Brown Alligator strap.

The Bad

Due to the excellent price and the sheer quality of materials and movement offered, this Officer RU Dial Men’s Watch is actually surprisingly solid and does not feature any bad qualities.

Functionality

Functionally speaking, the Officer Ruthenium not only looks in charge, but it functions like a boss. The Swiss automatic movement offers precise timekeeping and calendar tracking.

The water resistance is excellent on this caliber of watch and with the inclusion of Sapphire and a solid case, you would not have to worry about doing this watch much damage.

Highlights

One of the first noticeable highlights is the unique Bell & Ross square stainless steel watch case. With a screw in each of the four corners, this 39mm by 39mm case gives this luxury watch such a great look that reminds one of aviation inspiration and industrial timekeeping. What makes this look so incredible is the case is square but the raised fixed bezel is circular, as is the dial itself.

Another highlight is the use of the Ruthenium for the dial. Ruthenium is used as an alloy with platinum in timepieces and some jewelry. Ruthenium (symbol is Ru / atomic number 44) is a rare transition metal that belongs to the platinum group of the periodic table. It is inert to most other chemicals and is one of the most effective hardeners for platinum as well as palladium. It is also used to make electrical contacts for severe wear resistance, but in this case, used on the dial of this Bell & Ross, it makes for a very durable and upscale design.

Pricing

This Bell & Ross Officer Ruthenium Dial Men’s Watch retails for $3,300.00 — however, you can purchase it brand new and unworn at Jomashop.com for $2,150.00.

Jomashop Link: http://www.jomashop.com/bell-and-ross-watch-brs92-ru-st-scr.html

Read Next

Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Dial Black Leather (2OVGS.B39A.K10S) Men’s Watch

Franck Muller Fast Tourbillon (8889 TF SQT BR) Rose Gold Men’s Watch: Review

Chopard Imperiale Chronograph 40mm DLC Blackened Stainless Steel Watch (388549-3007): Review

Breitling Chronoliner Men’s Timepiece (Y2431012.BE10.152A): Review

(Featured) Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta Timer 2017 Collection: Review

Patek Philippe Men’s 37mm Minute Repeater Mechanical White Gold Watch (5016G): Review

Written By

Content Writer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *