Known and reputed for its generously sized watches inspired by the professional world of pilots and divers, Bell&Ross makes regular flyovers of Fine Watchmaking territory while adding its own specific design touch to the cause of optimal readability. Round shapes are therefore a must, as exemplified in two limited series featuring technical content as different as their aesthetic approaches : the surprising titanium WW2 Tourbillon Military with a titanium protective cover, carbon fibre mainplate and gold tourbillon carriage ; and the WW1 Régulateur Vintage. The latter’s perfectly pure dial is swept over by three manually-blued hands along the 12-6 o’clock axis, where a minimalist 12 o’clock numeral forms the only interruption in the logic of the three series of variously sized concentric markers. Each to his own style.
 

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WW2 Tourbillon Military, closed and open. © Bell & Ross

 

WW2 Tourbillon Military
Case : titanium with PVD finish, protective cover in polished/satin-brushed titanium, sapphire case-back, mobile lugs
Diameter: 45 mm
Movement : mechanical hand-wound (120-hour power reserve), tourbillon with pink gold carriage
Functions : Regulator-type display. Hours (upper counter), minutes (central counter), power-reserve indicator (5 days), precision indicator (Trust Index)
Dial : matt black, composed of several plates with titanium finish metal plaque secured with screws and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif. Gilt hands, numerals and hour-markers
Water resistance : 50m
Straps : chestnut brown distressed and chestnut brown alligator leather with titanium pin buckle
Limited series : 10

 

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WW1 Régulateur Vintage, or rose. © Bell & Ross

 

WW1 Régulateur Vintage
Case : polished 18K pink gold, barleycorn guilloché back
Diameter : 42mm
Movement : mechanical self-winding (Dubois-Dépraz calibre, 48-hour power reserve)
Functions : hours (counter at 6 o’clock), minutes (central hand), seconds (counter at 12 o’clock)
Dial : opaline silvertoned, cambered, snailed counter, blued hands
Water resistance : 30m
Straps : chestnut brown alligator leather with pink gold pin buckle
Limited series : 99