Introducing – Bell & Ross BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary, To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Renault in Formula 1

By rolex
April 5, 2021
3 min read

In 2016, the Parisian brand Bell & Ross moved from its typical military-motivated watches to investigate new regions with an organization in Formula 1, with Team Renault Sport . This “French Connection”, which we itemized here , has as of now lead to the formation of 2 assortments, including the new pieces introduced at Baselworld 2017 . Today, another watch comes to advance this F1 line-up, anyway it is far taken out from the standard hyper-specialized topic, and is rather more on the vintage side. Here is the Bell & Ross BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary, to commend the 40th Anniversary of Renault in Formula 1.

Back in 1977, the Formula 1 matrix welcomed another group, Renault Sport F1… and it was a serious impact. A sole, yellow machine was entered halfway during the season bringing no not exactly turbocharging into the control (a specialized arrangement that is currently utilized by all groups). The 1977 yellow, white and dark RS01 was a great machine, which didn’t end up being solid by any stretch of the imagination, in spite of being quick. However, this was only the beginning. A couple of years after the fact, the “bees” won everything and forced their specialized arrangement onto the remainder of the matrix. Renault tremendously affected Formula 1 and still does following 40 years. To commend the 40th Anniversary of Renault in Formula 1, Bell & Ross has planned the BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary , a model roused by Renault’s first historically speaking single seater from 1977, the RS01.

As an accolade watch, Bell & Ross chose to go for something other than what’s expected this time. Not any more squared case, not any more hyper-specialized materials (like fashioned carbon or clay), no more skeletonized and current looking movement… The new BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary is more controlled and somewhat vintage-enlivened, to complement the 1977 vehicle that propelled its creation. Normally, as it is identified with dashing, it must be a chronograph. Obviously, it needed to bear the recorded shades of the 1977 Renault RS01 –  so these shades show up on its dial, which highlights dark with yellow accents on the second hand and second track, and white for the lists. The dial additionally shows the memorable logos of Renault from the Seventies.

The  Bell & Ross BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary is a 41mm satined treated steel watch, with controlled and smooth plan. No pointless additional items and no extravagant highlights, simply an ordinary chronograph zeroed in on the fundamental, with greatest clarity. The profoundly domed sapphire gem brings a bit of coolness and vintage style and the elastic lash, with an unmistakable example, adds a sporty look. The caseback of the Bell & Ross BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary is explicitly engraved with the historic Renault Sport logos. Inside the case is the type BR-CAL.301, a programmed chronograph development (in light of the solid and exact ETA 2894-2 – 42h force save, 4Hz recurrence, 37 jewels).

The Bell & Ross BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary will be a restricted release of 170 pieces in particular, as a tribute to the number of Renault’s triumphs in Formula 1. Cost isn’t at this point defined but ought to be around EUR 3,700. More subtleties on bellross.com .


Technical Specifications – Bell & Ross BR126 Renault Sport 40th Anniversary

  • Case: 41mm breadth – satined treated steel – sapphire gem on the dial side, strong steel back – 100m water resistant
  • Movement: calibre BR-CAL.301 (ETA 2894-2) – self-winding – 4Hz recurrence – 42H force hold – 37 gems – hours, minutes, little second, chronograph with 30-min counter and date
  • Strap: dark elastic lash with steel pin buckle
  • Reference: BRV126-RS40-ST/SRB