May 23, 2024

I formerly written in regards to the new this year Bell & Ross Vintage Heritage collection and Vintage Original watches here. Though in those days I wasn’t clear on their exact names (unsure if Bell & Ross did either). Because publish I spoken concerning the Bell & Ross Vintage Heritage BR 123 and 126 watches, together with the beige colored Vintage Original 123 and 126 watches. Incidentally, “123” means a wristwatch getting a 3-hands with sub seconds automatic that consists of a Swiss ETA 2895, while “126” is ideal for models getting a 2894 automatic chronograph movement. Because publish I furthermore shown a couple of from the older Bell & Ross watches this new collection ought to be a “revision” of.


The classic Bell & Ross Vintage and Geneva models are beautiful, and extremely properly designed. They are only marred by their size – that’s about 36-37mm wide. These new watches are 41mm wide – using thin bezels placed on ‘large’ round the the wrist. In this particular publish I am revealing images of the completely new Bell & Ross Vintage Original Black, as well as the not been formally introduced dressier type of the watch that may be referred to as Vintage Geneva. I presume this since it is “vintage” meaning it is a thematic re-problem from the former Bell & Ross watch, which is thematically such as the Geneva. Meaning Bell & Ross might clarify the title later, but “Vintage Geneva” 123 and 126 wouldn’t be an awful title.UPDATE: Watches I presumed might be referred to as “Geneva” pieces are actually apt to be referred to as “Bell & Ross Vintage Officer watches.”

When every one of these watches are finally available, the client could have a the least 3 new ‘Vintage’ watch lines to choose from the time they really want a round Bell & Ross watch. You don’t have to enter into plenty of detail for your Vintage Original Black (and Beige) after i spoken about the subject. I merely wanted you to definitely see the Black version here, and again demonstrate the watch it was subsequently based on. 41mm wide is perfect round the wrist as well as the type of everything is lovely. An extremely more delicate, stylish type of the BR01 situation and dial, however not square. The astounding factor in regards to the dials may be the way legible they are – and interesting. Really, I questions Bell & Ross co-founder and Leader Carlos Rosillo on why Bell & Ross designs are very effective. His answer was shateringly simple, but an important lesson towards the watch maker. “People have a look at Bell & Ross watches and immediately know why they enjoy them.” The reason here’s important. No education or explanation is required to understand these designs. Unlike many other watches they possibly require years of horological interest or possibly an exhibition to know you are seeing – a Bell & Ross watch will most likely be preferred among people who’ve no understanding about watches. In my opinion is vital to success behind all mainstream Bell & Ross watches.

Aside from the Bell & Ross Vintage Original models, there is the elegant Officer model with assorted amounts (applied metal amounts), dial, and hands. According to Carlos, this really is really the elegant type of the Vintage Original – which previously was the Geneva model. The versions are slight, but important. For example everything is polished versus satin finished. Really, all of the steel is polished, like the hands and hour markers. Gone will be the dauphine style hands in the original Geneva watch, however, these completely new ones aren’t bad. I really like the retention in the subsidiary seconds and date indicator that’s fantastically formed.

Watches manage to AR covered domed azure deposits (vintage style to appear like old acrylics), and they are water-resistance against 100 meters. Straps are black (or brown – concerning the dial color) calf leather straps steel folding deployment clasps. Each 123 model must be outlined obtaining a 126 chronograph model. Ultimately don’t see one for your Vintage Officer watch, I presume the foremost is coming. The whole collection must be available closer to the final outcome of the year. Prices for the models must be within the $2,900 – $4,200 range.