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.


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



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