For the second time in its history, Bell & Ross has introduced a fully luminescent watch, the BR V2-94 Full Lum 2. It’s predecessor, the BR 03-92 Full Lum, was introduced in 2019 and a huge success. And now, the manufacture has decided to add another model, which combines two Super-LumiNova Colours while holding up a professional appearance.
First, let’s take a look at the case of the BR V2-94 Full Lum 2. It is made of stainless steel and features a diameter of 41 mm. The black anodised aluminium bezel has a 60-minute scale and is fixed. The chronograph pushers are screwed down to ensure they cannot be activated accidentally, and everything is water-resistant up to 10 bar.
Bell & Ross has coated the dial of the BR V2-94 Full Lum 2 completely with a paint made of green Super-LumiNova C5 luminescent pigments, while the applique skeletonized numerals, indices, hands, and counters are filled with the pale yellow Super-LumiNova C3.
The brightness charge and discharge cycles are endless and never alter the efficacy of the watch. The recharge is quick and the light intensity is very good, ensuring maximum readability in the dark.
Of course, the look of the dial in daylight is probably even more crucial. We know Bell & Ross to design its dials clear and with a focus on legibility and the BR V2-94 Full Lum 2 is no different. The subdial at the 3 o’clock position shows the running seconds while the one at the 9 o’clock position counts the chronograph minutes. And the latter glows in a blue hue instead of green.
This chronograph features an ultra-domed glass-box sapphire crystal.
The case back is also made from sapphire crystal and opens onto the mechanical movement, the BR-CAL.301. It is a reliable automatic movement that Bell & Ross uses frequently in its chronographes. This calibre operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of at least 42 hours.
Just like its predecessor, the BR V2-94 Full Lum 2 is a limited edition of 250 pieces. The watch is made from weave black rubber, also known as „tropic“, which provides the final vintage touch to this contemporary watch.