May 20, 2024

Bell&Ross: BR 03-94 Multimeter

Bell & Ross creates instrument watches inspired by aeronautical tools and aimed at professionals. With this unique model, Bell & Ross wanted to show the high potential of the chronograph complication and its involvement in sport. Its name Multimeter evokes a time measuring instrument used for various sports competitions. The BR 03-94 Multimeter is aimed at all athletes involved in racing. It is designed to give as much information as possible concerning their physical activity. 

Bell&Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter


The BR 03-94 Multimeter is a chronograph. These sports watches are designed to measure short times. They are equipped with a large inde- pendent central hand that can be started, stopped and then reset. Chronographs also measure speed using a tachymeter scale.
Initially, these watches were used in: AVIATION. They allowed pilots to prepare their flight plan. They are also used to define the position of airborne aircraft. THE NAVY to calculate the position of ships while out at sea. MEDICINE. Some models are specifically developed for doctors. They allow you to take the pulse accurately. MOTORSPORT, in particular to determine the speed of a racing car.

The chronograph function therefore allows multiple measurements; the BR 03-94 Multimeter brings them all together on its dial. This exceptional model notably allows the measurement of speed, the number of breaths or even heartbeats. It is a type of “Swiss army knife” for athletes. 


Like all stopwatches, the BR 03-94 Multimeter is intended for measuring short times. This novelty turns out to be multi-functional, as it combines all the information indicated by a chronograph. The BR 03-94 Multimeter represents a kind of ultimate instrument. It can be suitable for running, cycling, as well as for driving. With this novelty, Bell & Ross is targeting a very large number of athletes. 

Bell&Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter

Two additional dial counters complete the chronograph indication. The one at 9 o’clock indicates the timer minutes. The one at 3 o’clock displays the permanent seconds. To maintain optimal readability, the watchmaker has opted for double-weighted hands. Their counterweight makes it possible to compensate for this absence of indexes. Naturally, the BR 03-94 Multimeter also displays the hour and minutes by central hands and the date in an aperture. Its 60-minute chrono scale is typically located on the flange of the dial. 


Aesthetically, the new BR 03-94 Multimeter is visually attractive. Its coloured dial uses the principle of colour differentiation of the various indications displayed on the dashboards of aircraft. Its 42mm matt black ceramic casecontrasts with its eye-catching dial overflowing with information. To maintain readability and functionality, Bell & Ross has chosen a specific shade for each category of information. 

Bell&Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter
Bell&Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter
  • The pulsometer scale is dressed in orange. It only runs on the right-hand side of the dial.
  • The asthmometric scale is coated in bottle green. It also only runs on the right-hand side of the dial.
  • The three tachymeter scales opt for pale green, light grey and white. They run over the entire dial.
    For better readability, the date has been transferred between midday and 1 o’clock (it is usually located between 4 and 5 o’clock). In this position, it does not hide any indication. 


Powered by the self-winding BR-CAL.301 calibre, at first glance, the operation of the BR 03-94 Multimeter may seem complex. In fact, it is much less complex than it seems. To fully understand it, it is imperative to refer to the small user manual, which is inserted on the left-hand side of the dial. Very easy to understand, it presents the 5 on-board scales. It defines them according to three fundamental data: the base unit (“base”), the function (“function”) and the unit of measurement (“unit”). 

Bell&Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter
  • The pulsometer counts the heartbeats. It is expressed in beats per minute on a 15-beat basis.
  • The asthmometer monitors breaths and is expressed in expirations per minute. It is expressed on a 5-breath basis. 
  • The three tachometers measure speed, in km/h. Their basis of measurement is distinct for each of them and is based on three different units of measurement: 100 m, 250 m or 1 km. The first corresponds to the jogger (running), the second to the cyclist (bicycle) and the third to the pilot (sports car). 

In practice, the stopwatch is started by pressing the top pushbutton. The large hand is triggered and starts its cycle. It is stopped by pressing the top pushbutton again. The hand cuts the 5 colour scales indicating heartbeats and breaths. Speed, the main indication, is read on three scales based on different units. The classic chronograph function remains. 

Water-resistant to 500 meters, the new Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter is combined with a perforated black rubber and ultra-resistant black synthetic strap and is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces for the price of €. 5,600.