Aerodynamics like never before in the Aero GT3
Bruno Belamich, the creative half of Bell & Ross founding duo, began his training at the Parisian school of industrial design, the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle. His constant design inspirations have been manifested in the strong collection of Bell & Ross timepieces. More recently, he began to dabble in concept automobiles, such as the B-Rocket of 2014, a futuristic motorbike shaped by design cues of 60s experimental aviation.
This year, the buzz at Bell & Ross during last month’s Baselworld is centred on a GT car and performance V8 engine that also bears echoes aeronautical design. A central theme of an avant-garde jet is expounded into the Aero GT3. On this vehicle, the wheel flanges evoke compressor fins, with air intakes on the sides, an exhaust pipe modelled after turbofans and even a pilot tube to measure the velocity. A glazed glass cockpit recalls the canopy of fighter jets while the entire aerodynamic character is augmented by the tiniest of detail; rear-view mirrors which are shaped like the canards on a jet fuselage.
Linked to this concept car is the limited edition BR 03 Aero-GT, proposed as a chronograph with a skeleton movement. Encased in 42mm satin-polished steel and sapphire glass on front and back, the movement powers three hands filled with Superluminova, providing distinct legibility.