The first time Bhanu Chopra strapped a borrowed BR 03-92 Black Matte Ceramic on his wrist, he thought that it was the perfect Bell & Ross watch for him, checking all the boxes for the characteristics he expected from an aviation-style instrument watch. He bought one and it has been part of his core pilot’s watch collection ever since. This is why.
Inspired by military watches, the designs of these three new Bell & Ross BR V2 models are not loud, but they are distinct in addition to being highly legible. Martin Green also points out that the names of Bell & Ross watches sometimes read like designations for some type of bomb, but he gives them a pass on that because he thinks that their watches are dynamite. Especially these. Have a look.
The majority of today’s numerous flieger-style watches are inspired by the now-iconic German pilot’s and navigator’s watches of World War II, becoming a genre unto themselves. Bhanu Chopra flies high to take a deep dive into the long history of this popular style.
In season three of the television series ‘Community,’ Joel McHale’s character (a suspended lawyer) began wearing a Bell & Ross BR 01-94 chronograph, which turned out to be his own watch. So Elizabeth Doerr decided to see if he was into watches, and here is what she found out.
R.S.20 is the name of Renault’s F1 car for this season, and elements of the high-tech car’s design and technology are reflected in the four dynamic, limited edition, race-themed chronographs of the Bell & Ross R.S.20 Renault F1 collection.
Despite their resilient nature, modern tool watches show no lack of subtle details and sparkle with refinement as these three brand-new pieces prove. Here, Sabine Zwettler introduces a trio of instrument watches by Bell & Ross, Breitling, and Panerai.
Bronze, an age-old material used since antiquity, has had quite a run as a case material in the world of luxury watches in recent years. Whether its bronze case changes over time or keeps its pristine appearance, these five debutantes from 2019 each have an unmistakable charisma all their own.
It’s understood that different things and experiences can be sensual for different people, and yet sensuality can’t ever be wholly objective since everyone has his or her own subjective view due to their own physiological differences. Joshua Munchow’s first view of the Bell & Ross Vintage WWI Heure Sautante hit him in what can only be described as a sensual way. Find out why!
Bell & Ross’s unique BR 01 Instrument stole the spotlight at its launch in 2005 thanks to its unusual circle-in-a-square case, becoming an instant hit. The BR 01 was then used as a jumping-off point for a variety of designs, beginning in 2009 with the then-trendy skull motif – which in Elizabeth Doerr’s eyes was a perfect addition. How has the skull motif evolved at Bell & Ross? Find out here!
This month Bell & Ross turns its aviation watch “DNA” toward the urban man. Chris Malburg spent a week with the new BR 05 with gray dial in stainless steel and has a lot to say about this everyday city-dweller’s timepiece.