A graduate of the prestigious HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Paris, where he was born, Carlos-Antonio Rosillo started out as a strategic consultant for US agency Strategic Planning Associates, before going to work as an executive at Bank Brussels Lambert France. He was 27 when, in 1992, he decided to go into partnership with his childhood friend, designer Bruno Belamich, with whom he co-founded Bell & Ross. Since then Carlos-Antonio Rosillo has been President and CEO of the highly specialised watch brand, living his passion for creating military-inspired watches. One vital feature of his collections, the first of which appeared in 1994, is that they are perfectly suited to professional use. Elite squadrons including the RAID, GIGN and the French Air Force have adopted Bell & Ross watches.
On 18 September 2012, Carlos-Antonio Rosillo was honoured with the medal of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, which was presented by the director of Paris’s Musée de l’Armée.