Bell & Ross completed its Flight Instrument family — based on the designs of cockpit instruments — with the aaa quality fake Bell & Ross BR 03-92 H.U.D. (Heads Up Display), a limited edition of 999 pieces. The Heads Up Display in a plane’s cockpit is a transparent windshield that displays essential data in a digital form; the watch, housed in a 42-mm square case made of matte black ceramic, re-creates this high-tech screen on its three-layer dial.
The top layer is a green-tinted sapphire crystal with four luminous brackets at the corners, representing the HUD’s line-of-sight frame. The minutes and seconds hands occupy the middle level, their central parts hidden to emulate the digital displays on the instrument panel. At the base level is the main dial, with a triangular marker to indicate the hours, and hour and minute numerals and indices on concentric scales, all glowing bright green thanks to an application of Super-LumiNova C3.
For the latest addition to its vintage-inspired Pilot Type 20 collection, Zenith re-created in miniature the blueprints of early Aeronefs, the aircraft flown by flight pioneers like Louis Bleriot, who used a cheap Zenith replica watch to time his flight over the English Channel.
The Pilot Type 20 Blueprint, housed in a 45-mm steel case, features a unique, double-layered dial, composed of a matte blue base inscribed with technical schematics, and above it a sapphire crystal layer with traditional hour and minute markers and Zenith logo that cast subtle shadows on the base. The superimposed combination creates a deep and captivating 3D effect on the dial, making it appear that the markings are floating over the blueprints. Zenith’s Elite 679 caliber powers the timepiece, with automatic winding and a 50-hour power reserve, caliberthat holds a power reserve of 50 hours. The blue dial Zenith copy watch is mounted on a blue calfskin strap with the large rivets characteristic of early aviators’ watches.