Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape joined forces with numerous brands across the globe for some limited capsule collaborations. One of those that stirred the news more than the others is the pair of camo BRO3-92 celebratory watches. Not only that this is their very first collaboration, but Bell & Ross marks the first mechanical watch that BAPE will laid their designing hands on. And it’s with good reason as well, since the French watchmaker has a long history in military background activity timepieces, while BAPE is known for their iconic camo pattern.
BRO3-92 25th Anniversary
The first one of the pair bears the more understated camo in monochromatic shades of grey, and it’s applied in an interchangable calfskin strap – not the original black rubber strap.
A splitting image with B&R’s very own Nightlum of the same series, with green Super-Luminova rendered hour markers and hands, down to using the same typeface. The visible difference is their number 6 is now replaced by BAPE’s ape head emblem – which lights along with the numbers.
Yet the iconic camo pattern is still present on the outer box that looked more like a briefcase for a certain secret weapon, further strengthen the military theme.
BRO3-92 Green Camo
Unlike the original, this variant stands out for some obvious reasons. First, the green camo represents both the military theme and BAPE’s signature pattern better. Second, that said pattern, instead of being a replacement strap, is permanently emblazoned on the dial.
The rest is pretty much the same: 42mm circle-in-square scratch resistant ceramic case, emblems of both brands on the dial face, and rubber straps with the BAPE emblem on one strap and BR on the other.
The box that comes with it is a common B&R watch box, but with BAPE’s camo pattern, and it does not come with additional straps.
Both watches are limited to 125 pieces each and priced at $4,500 for the 25th Anniversary and $4,050 for the Green Camo
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