Bell & Ross has always had a keen interest for military history, in particular aviation history, which turned timekeeping into one of the keys to navigation. This year the brand commemorates the second world war with the launch of a watch that pays tribute to the air crews who fought during the war. Each watch features on its dial one of the roundels seen on the fuselage of military aeroplanes at the time.

Bell & Ross, exposition Churchill - De Gaulle

Bell & Ross, Churchill - De Gaulle exhibition. © Bell & Ross

This year marks a double commemoration, since it is the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war and the 50th anniversary of the death of Churchill. The exhibition Churchill - De Gaulle is a tribute to two major figures of the second world war but also an opportunity to see some less well-known public and private facets of these two exceptional gentlemen. Exhibits and speeches presented for the first time show the development of the relationship between the these two great men who had a shared destiny. They were both military men and politicians, but also writers, speakers and, in the case of Churchill, even journalist and painter.

Exposition Churchill - De Gaulle

Churchill - De Gaulle exhibition. © Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross is a partner of this exhibition dedicated to two great men who marked the 20th century.

The exhibition is the biggest event dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill in France and is housed at the Army Museum in Paris from 10 April to 26 July 2015.