The V2-92 Aeronavale by Bell & Ross may look familiar. I reviewed the chronograph version back in February and I love the watch then. But, as blue is my favorite color when given the opportunity to review the non-chrono version with blue dial/bezel I jumped at the chance. For the last few months I have been working my way through most of the $2,000-4,000 sports watches, and I will have to say as far as versatility goes, this watch is fantastic. The Aeronavale has a 41mm case that is only around 8-9mm thick (not an official number). On the bracelet I really liked how flat it sits on the wrist, because of that thinner case size. It easily fits under the cuff of most dress shirts, and if thrown on a rubber or nato strap could be perfect for more causal summer looks.
With the contrasting gold markers on the dial, combined with the domed crystal the watch has almost a vintage feel about it. In a time of watches getting larger and larger this diver/sport watch has a refreshingly normal size and doesn't make me feel like I'm wearing an oversized wall clock on my wrist.
From a styling standpoint, this watch goes with just about everything. While I think it goes best with a button down and loafers, I wore it with everything from a suit to a t-shirt. The classic design and that pop of blue from the dial make it an instant conversation piece and I received a lot of complements in the weeks I spent wearing it. On a practical level as someone who sits at a desk for the majority of the work week, I really apreceated how the clasp of the bracelet was not super thick, and uncomfortable to wear while typing.
While I usually have at least one or two gripes with most watches, I really don't have any negative points about this watch. Bell & Ross did a great job with the design, and priced at around $3,300 it brings tremendous value as it could also be worn on a variety of straps. I love how subtle the date window is, sitting between 4 and 5. If you are looking for a great everyday watch this is something I would certainly recommend in it's price category.