Here’s another version of Bell & Ross’ famous BR 03, one with connections close to home. It’s the BR 03 Aviation Type ALPA-S limited edition, created for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Singapore.
Established in the early 60s, ALPA Singapore is the professional body representing the pilot profession in the city state and is a member of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Association. Its primary mission is to enhance aviation safety and to promote the highest standard of professionalism and technical competence among its members. The body also strives to develop, support and enhance the integrity, status and interests of the profession in SG.
Having decided to create a watch bearing their insignia and embodying their values of cohesion and professionalism, the ALPA-S approached Bell & Ross to produce a special edition.
The 42 mm diameter BR 03 Aviation Type is an utilitarian watch that fits the requirements of fighter pilots. It is fitted with a graduated bidirectional bezel and an precise multifunctional quartz movement with six functions: alarm/chronograph/second time zone/timer/ date/ hours, minutes and seconds.
Highly legible day or night because of its matte black dial, anti-glare sapphire crystal and photoluminescent hands, the BR 03 Aviation Type ALPA-S is also water-resistant up to 100m. Simple and discreet, it is fitted with a black rubber or heavy-duty canvas strap guaranteeing durability and comfort.
Produced in a limited edition of 100 units, it is engraved with the name, the batch number or the aircraft type of the pilot. Not in the club? B&R recently came up with a ceramic version of the BR 03.