Bell & Ross has a specific DNA that defines the designs of the watch. When it decided to create the 02 series dive watches, the company started to tweak its DNA.
Out goes the square shape that is classic B&R. Instead, a tonneau shaped watch casing was chosen instead. Nevertheless, some key components that identifies it as a B&R remained such as the screws on the watch face and the wide straps.
B&R also decided to go deep. Instead of the typical 300 meter depth, the company went deeper to 1000 meters. An automatic helium escape valve (HEV) was designed into the case. To add an additional WOW factor into the design, the bezel became an internal bezel, manipulated by a crown at the 2 o’clock position.
The watch is all black using PVD technology. However, B&R did not use DLC material for the process.
The lume of the watch is bright. Below is a shot of the watch taken in total darkness. The 12 o’clock pip on the internal bezel has a different coloured lume than the rest.
Overall, a comfortable watch to wear. The large rubber strap was able to spread the weight of the watch evenly.