Watchmaker Bell & Ross decided to pay tribute to those professionals that put their life on line to save people in trouble on the high seas. They have designed a line of watches that are designed to meet the needs of Coast Guard professionals. The watches are perfect for Coast Guard divers and pilots. They are sporty and contemporary and have a ton of features designed to make their jobs easier.
Bell and Ross have manufactured a watch that is described as taking you ‘directly from the cockpit to the wrist.’ The whole series of WW1 watches are overall a homage to the evolution of the wrist watch, particularly to the first wrist watches ever worn. The Bell & Ross WWI-97 Heritage corresponds to the vintage era of the 40’s during the world war. One only needs to glance at the piece to note the vintage feel and look. Perhaps you are a history buff, or enjoy aviation, both passions are combined here in the form of masterful machinery.
The clear and uncluttered dial in the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Horograph (above and below) is meant to evoke the look of clocks in airport terminals. Its micro-blasted, matte-finished stainless steel situation, in Bell & Ross’s classical “circle in a square” shape, measures 42 mm in diameter. The case’s gritty, gray-tone texture comes from a process of spraying tiny glass beads onto the metal’s surface to roughen it and impart a uniform, matte finish that is highly anti-reflective. The dial of your Horograph (in the Latin “Hora” for hour and “Graph” for graphics) provides a very legible black-and-white contrast; its baton-shaped hands and indices are coated with Super-LumiNova for greater nighttime legiblity. The bell ross vintage 123 contains the automatic BR-CAL.302 (based on the Sellita SW300-1), which powers the hours, minutes, and seconds display, along with a date indication at 4:30.
Luxury French watchmaker Bell & Ross is known for creating strong, combat-ready camouflage watches. The brand’s military roots serve as the cornerstone of their brand. Bell & Ross has developed several stealthy camouflage watches for several professional elite military units including the Search, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence Unit, which is a specialised branch of the French National Police Force.
Many great companies out there who now make some of the greatest products in the world, began as contractors for those who relied on their equipment to do their jobs or save their lives: like those at all levels of the military and others who worked for the government. Their products had to always be as accurate as possible and rarely, if ever, fail. It wasn’t about the money, people’s lives depended on it. That’s how the watch company Bell & Ross began and why they are considered one of the best watch companies on the market today, by designing accurate and durable watches for pilots who were flying at extreme speeds, heights and temperatures.