The sunburst dial on this 45mm Stainless Steel Bell & Ross BR WW1-96 Replica Watch is just magnificent. At first glance, it appears to be jet black; The sunburst dial with its white markers, Arabic numerals and big white date provides the perfect contrast for easy time telling as well as an outstanding wrist presence. This watch is fitted with an automatic caliber with a power-reserve of up to 48 hours and an anti-glare coated sapphire crystal. however, upon closer inspection and while exposing the watch to a bright source of light—especially natural light— you get the mesmerizing effect of its sunburst finished dial in charcoal gray.
The big date aperture on this 45mm Bell & Ross BR WW1-96 Replica Watch is very similar in size to that of one on an A. Lange & Sohne or a Glashütte Original Panomatic. Their BR01 instrument series, perhaps the most popular within the brand collection, was based on airplane cockpit instruments. The BR WW1-96 is part of the Vintage series and is reminiscent of the first pilot watches of the 1920s and designed to resemble the look of a pocket watch but on a strap.
All in all, this is a great looking Bell & Ross Replica Watch with strong wrist presence. The only aspects we dislike are the lack of a display case back or a screw-down crown. Other than that, we can only say great things about this piece, including the fact that for a watch of this size, it’s still quite light and very comfortable. This beautiful watch comes fitted with a black alligator strap and a massive 45mm stainless steel case that wears nicely and comfortably for a watch of this size.