In a constant mission to project its passion for racing and extreme machines, Bell & Ross unveiled yet another speed-inspired collection – the vintage BR V1-92 and BR V2-94 Bellytanker.
Making up the new Bellytanker collection, these two timepieces are designed by Bruno Belamich to depict the legendary era of record-breaking races in the North America during the 1950’s. It was a time when participants sped across the salt lakes in their super-fast homemade hot rods.
The Bellytanker, in essense, is a collection that is perfect for contemporary and enthusiastic drivers, with a love for vintage timepieces.
BR V1-92 Bellytanker
This three-hand model is a simple, everyday piece with a restraint 38.5mm brushed steel case and a metallic copper dial that’s inspired by the copper rims on their Bellytanker. Essential functions – hours, minutes, seconds and date – adorns the face of this purist timepiece.
On the surface is a smooth and fixed bezel while the inside features automatic movement – the calibre BR-CAL.302. The BR V1-92 Bellytanker is priced at RM11,000 and limited to only 500 pieces.
BR V2-94 Bellytanker
For the V2-94 chronograph, we see the same colour dial but in a 41mm case. Visibly, this timepiece appears sportier yet more sophisticated, with chronograph functions and is powered by the calibre BR-CAL.301.
This model is available in two versions – either with a brown leather strap or metallic bracelet. There is a “Panda” dial with contrasting black counters, a tachymeter scale as well as automatic movement. The BR V2-94 Bellytanker is also limited to 500 pieces, with a price tag of RM19,200 for the strap reference and RM20,700 for the bracelet reference.