There are times when a watch does not make its presence felt until it has left your wrist. Its absence a reminder that the BR 03-94 AeroGT is more than just a chronograph that with a fascinating stripped-down complexity and metal applique indices.
At just one glance, it is understood that we are dealing with a serious chronograph.
Of course, there was the car that came before the watch and two years after the B-Rocket motorbike, the aptly named AeroGT concept car – an amalgamation of an aircraft and a grand tourer – serves as the inspiration for the BR 03-94 AeroGT that remains highly wearable throughout the two weeks that we had it.
Limited to just 500 pieces, it is also worth noting that the BR-CAL.319 automatic movement, which ensures 42-hours of power reserve, appears packed to the brim with brushed layers that nicely fill out the innards of the watch.
At 42mm in a satin-polished stainless steel case, the watch’s dimensions do not overwhelm smaller wrists and operating its aluminium crown and pushers are a breeze. Strapping on the black perforated leather strap with red topstitching takes a little getting used to, but it will eventually mould around your wrist just fine.
As expected, all of the watch’s features appeared to be completely in sync, and our attention is always drawn to small rotating seconds dial at 12 o’clock. As much a micro-engineering visual treat, there’s a lot going on, but it’s coherent and legibility is not an issue simply because not all the moving parts are vying for your attention. Definitely a keeper.
As much a micro-engineering visual treat, there’s a lot going on, but it’s coherent and legibility is not an issue simply because not all the moving parts are vying for your attention. Definitely a keeper.
(Photos: Bell & Ross)