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Bell & Ross – The Vintage Collection

Inspired by the 1940’s

Bell & Ross has designed the Vintage Collection as an homage to the aviators of
the 1940’s who were the first professionals to use the wristwatch as a tool on their
missions. Every line in the Vintage Collection is unique but all watches share the same inspiration, shape and movements.

The traditional shape of the round case is reminiscent of wristwatches of yesteryear while its ergonomics provide the comfort modern day wearers have come to expect. The domed crystal recalls the crystals of the time period. Unlike the original 1940’s wristwatches, it is produced using extremely strong sapphire thanks to improved manufacturing techniques. The refined dial graphics optimize readability, taking their inspiration from cockpit instruments.

It comes as an automatic with hours, minutes and seconds version (BR 123) and a chronograph version (BR 126).

The Vintage Original Line

These are re-editions of watches worn by aviators in the 1940’s; a modern version that conjures the essence of the original models. The case is satin-finish steel while each of the two dial colors evokes the style of the era:

Black Dial: What strikes you immediately is the extreme readability of the model’s white hands and index that are in direct contrast to the black dial, similar to an aviation instrument. The dial adheres to one of Bell & Ross‘core principles- readability. With its matte leather strap, this classic watch is a timeless and discretely elegant basic which can be worn on any occasion.

Beige Dial: In this model, the vintage spirit is abundant with the beige dial and hands
reminiscent of the uniforms of World War II pilots. The black numerals and index
contrasting with the beige of the dial make for perfect readability. The brown leather
strap works in harmony with the tones of the watch face. A connoisseur’s model of
restraint and originality that is soon to become a legend.

The Vintage Heritage Line

Bell & Ross has created the Vintage Heritage models by combining in one watch
the authenticity of period watches with the principle of readability exemplified by an
aircraft instrument panel.

The matte black, anti-reflection finish of the case is identical to aircraft instrument panels. The beige color of the hands, index and numerals is reminiscent of the distinctive coloring of period watches.

The natural leather strap, similar to antique watches, acquires a characteristic patina with time.

Specifications for Vintage Original Line (Black and Beige Dials)

Stainless steel cases, measuring 41mm. AR-coated domed sapphire crystals and water resistance to 100 meters. Movements are Swiss made ETA calibers 2895 (for BR 123) and 2894 (for BR 126).

Specifications for Vintage Heritage Line (Black and Beige Dials)

Black PVD stainless steel cases, measuring 41mm. AR-coated domed sapphire crystals and water resistance to 100 meters. Movements are Swiss made ETA calibers 2895 (for BR 123) and 2894 (for BR 126).

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Written by kevin

July 27, 2010 at 1:38 am

Posted in Fashion, Luxury Fashion

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