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Bell & Bell; Ross Launches New Bellytanker Series

Is everyone’s impression of Bell & Ross ‘internal and external’? In recent years, Bell & Ross seems unsatisfied with this positioning, and has produced several round watches with retro style. The brand’s new Bellytanker collection, consisting of two watches, also features a vintage round case.

‘Bellytank’ originated in the 1940s and 1950s. The term originally referred to the auxiliary fuel tank installed in the abdomen of a fighter aircraft for emergency use. Today, ‘Bellytanker’ mainly refers to high-speed racing cars made directly from this spare fuel tank. Bell & Ross designed these cars with the inspiration of these later versions of the Bellytanker. The inspiration for both watches was Bell & Ross’ own car.

The junior BR V1-92, with a stainless steel case and a compact size of 38.5 mm, a metallic copper dial, and a calendar window at 4:30. Equipped with BR-CAL.302 self-winding movement (based on Sellita SW300-1). The domestic selling price is 19,300 RMB.

Another limited edition BR V2-94, also with a stainless steel case, 41 mm in diameter, is designed with a panda plate, but the background color is metallic copper instead of white. It is equipped with BR-CAL.301 movement (based on ETA 2894-2). The limited edition is 500 pieces. The belt model is sold for 33,400 yuan and the steel belt model is 35,900 yuan.

According to the brand’s positioning, the target audience of this series is the contemporary racing driver who loves retro style.