Renault Sport Formula One Team’s new R.S.17 racing car and the Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17 chronograph

Earlier this week at the London’s Royal Horticultural Halls, Renault Sport Formula One Team held a press conference to unveil their new R.S.17 racing car. As official watch partner of the team, Bell & Ross previewed the BR03-94 RS17, a chronograph built like an F1 car, literally!

Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17

As the F1 is a lab for testing the latest automotive inventions, Bell & Ross is using cutting-edge materials to build the BR03-94 RS17: light-weight ceramic case, carbon fibre dial and bright yellow anodised aluminium, the official colour of Renault.

Renault Sport Formula One Team drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer

Renault Sport Formula One Team drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer

The watch will be officially launched in a few weeks at Baseworld, in the meantime, here are the Renault Sport Formula One Team drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer wearing it. They seemed to be happy with it.

Technical specifications

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.301. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Date. Chronograph for short time periods: 30-min timer at 9Â o’clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange.

Case: 42 mm in diameter. Matt black ceramic.

Dial: carbon fibre. Metal applique Superluminova®-filled numerals. Metal skeleton Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.

Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.

Water resistance: 100 metres.

Strap: woven black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.

Pin: Black PVD coated steel.

Limited Edition: 500 pieces.

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