Watchmakers have an uncanny way of drawing inspiration from fictional characters to connect with pop culture enthusiasts. For its latest inspirational outing, Bell & Ross has entered into a collaboration with online publisher Uncrate to design a Batman-worthy watch for the fictional comic company, Wayne Enterprises.
The Uncrate BR 03-92 Wayne Enterprises is an adaptation of the existing and famous Bell & Ross with the same moniker. The latter is an aviation-inspired timepiece with etched military aesthetics, which the new design reworks for the better of pop culture. The BR 03-92 Wayne Enterprises transforms the iconic square case of the original Bell & Ross giving it a skeletonized outlook, allowing the appreciators to peek through the dial down to the mechanical movement.
Designer: Bell & Ross
The Uncrate x Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Wayne Enterprises watch arrives in a square-shaped 42mm satin-polished steel casing. The copper-brown inner bezel highlights the black see-through dial permitting sight of the movement’s inner workings. The watch numerals are painted black while the hands and indices are filled with Super-LumiNova for the convenience of reading time in the dark. The highlight here is the words “Bell & Ross” at 12 o’clock, which appear white or black. According to the French watch company based in Paris, this is because the mirror effect alters the text color (between black and white) depending on the light reflection.
The movement visible through the skeletonized dial is a Calibre BR-CAL.321 self-winding movement which offers 38 hours of power reserve. The solid caseback features engravings highlighting the Bell & Ross, Uncrate, and Wayne Enterprises collaboration. The watch is strictly limited to 100 examples – each specifically numbered and valued at $4,800. The lucky vigilante can switch between leather and nylon straps and dress up to save lives in town!