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.
One of your latest models, unveiled at Baselworld 2017 earlier this year, is the BR-X1 Black Titanium Chronograph. Presented in a distinctive, 45mm grade-5 titanium square case with round bezel, the design of that is inspired by aviation instruments, it is light and comfortable on the wrist. Protecting the case against accidental knocks is a black ceramic band, which pairs nicely with the black rubber strap and complements the overall stealth look on the watch. The ergonomically-designed rocker pushers are done in this same ceramic material, and have rubber inserts to ensure a good grip, even with gloves on.