Bell & Ross, the official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team, has celebrated the re-opening of the French Grand Prix with a vintage model, the BR V2-94 R.S.18.
The racing watch features a black rubber strap stamped with the French flag, in a 999-piece limited edition.
The timepiece is also available with a micro-perforated calfskin strap with carbon fibre effect and a yellow lining, or a bracelet in satin-finished polished steel.
Playing on the watch’s function as an ally at each moment in the race, it features a 41mm case in satin-finished steel, a carbon fibre dial, and black and yellow accents in reference to the colours of the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team.
The BR V2-94 R.S.18 has a yellow internal minute track and two counters, one in red for optimal legibility of the chronograph function. This complication is invented to measure short periods of time, the king of motorsports functions, since it enables the performance of vehicles on the track to be measured with absolute accuracy.
The bezel also features a tachymeter scale which allows a car’s speed to be instantly calculated over a given distance. It’s powered by a Swiss mechanical caliber with automatic winding.