French Swiss-made watch brand Bell & Ross has built its reputation on performance and readability. B&R says it “regularly supports elite units,” and its experience vindicates that claim: its chronograph watches have been in outer space and on bomb squads.
Leave it to B&R, then, to build a civilian watch that’s highly legible and capable, but professional enough for the board room. As its name implies, the V2-94 FULL LUM has a fully luminous face in two colors. It adds a chronograph and 100-meter water resistance, and secures with a subtly patterned black rubber band.
Take the limited edition V2-94 FULL LUM into the field with confidence, no matter where you do battle.
Chronograph Watch Performance
Bell & Ross uses Super-LumiNova to make the V2-94 FULL LUM glow. It’s an intentional choice of material based on function: Super-LumiNova pigment charges with sunlight or artificial light, resists temperature and environmental influences, plus it’s non-radioactive and complies with the EU’s REACH protocol that protects human and environmental health.
The V2-94 FULL LUM showcases pale yellow and pale green Super-LumiNova, using skeletonized hands, bubble numbers (reminiscent of aircraft instrument panels), and robust pips to create a high-contrast face readable at any light level.
It counts seconds on a small dial at 3 o’clock and houses a 30-minute chronograph in another at 9 o’clock. It has a modest date window.
The case is satin-finished and polished steel, and the crystal is ultra-domed sapphire with an anti-reflective coating. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Military aesthetics and functionality inspired Bell & Ross’s co-founders, who committed to a function-shapes-form approach and took aesthetic cues from aeronautical instruments to deliver highly readable pieces that perform specific functions.
The V2-94 FULL LUM plays the role of a versatile chronograph, with its professional appearance, stopwatch functionality, and readability under any lighting conditions.
A reputation of high-leverage tactical excellence does not come cheap — neither does a trip beyond the atmosphere, or wearing a watch from a brand that’s been there. Find the V2-94 FULL LUM on Bell & Ross’s website for $5,100 and proceed with intent: it’s a limited edition of 250 pieces.