A watch designer unveils a unique pilot car with matching timepieces for its driver

How many times have we heard of a horological expert devising a full-fledged concept car? Before you’re compelled to say never, have a look at this phenomenal 190 MPH concept sports car that boasts of an ultra-low 43-inch profile and a sleek carbon-fiber exterior – designed by none other than a quirky watch manufacturing brand – Bell & Ross’s. While the car sounds like a fab machine, there is all but one catch – it only exists virtually. Though you may never be able to lay hands on this ultra- tech vehicle, you can nonetheless buy the timepieces that will be built around the same concept.

Conceptualized by watch maverick – Bruno Belamich, the watches will be designed to resonate with the virtual sports car – The AeroGT. Even though the car does not actually exist, Belamich has left no stone unturned to include every possible fabric of its pilot design into the timepieces. After consulting a panel of car designers and engineers, he zeroed in on a horological design that includes the jet’s aerodynamics with Ultrathin side mirrors that resemble the forewings of a fighter jet, and a longitudinal aileron at the rear that looks like a plane’s tail. (on the basis of the AeroGT being a sports car with top-notch aerodynamics). While the resultant watches – he BR03-92 (a skeletonized three-hander) and the BR03-94 (a skeletonized chronograph), truly articulate the AeroGT, they are crafted with a functional and utilitarian approach that goes beyond the car’s blueprint alone.

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In the past as well, the watch designer has taken inspiration from machines like the Boeing 747 and the Harley-Davidson for his collections. Whether or not his pilot ever gets built into a real car, the timepieces are a perfect complement for those automobile enthusiasts, who love them watches alike!


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