This new Vintage generation has seen much innovation. A modern touch has been added to this firmly established collection by redesigning the diameter and thickness of the case. Many of its details have been reworked to combine sophistication with optimum functionality.
Bell & Ross, the past and present combine
Since it was founded, Bell & Ross has taken its inspiration from the history of aviation. It has developed Vitage collections that pay tribute to key eras of the great aeronautical adventure. Each series of watches marks a milestone in its chronology. Bring them together, and they summarize the history of aviation.
Like the brand’s other collections, these professional instruments have military DNA. They meet a set of specifications and requirements established by the armed forces. Understandably, legibility, functionality and precision are priorities. These watches are also watertight, to ensure they are suitable for aquatic environments.
Bell & Ross has developed three types of vintage watches:
- The first generation is characterized by a classic dial, rounded lugs and the absence of a bezel. This ensures a generous and uncluttered dial that improves legibility.
- The second generation was extensively revised in 2007. The case and dial were redesigned to bring coherence to the collection. The objective was to create a clear link with the new BR 01 line, which has been immensely successful since its release in 2005. This second generation features a case with a larger diameter and has a bezel. The shape of the lugs changed and they became more angular. The dial takes its aesthetic codes from the BR 01, including the distinctive sword-shaped hands. The affiliation became crystal clear.
- The design of the third and latest generation has once again evolved with the times. The identity of the dial remains, and the case becomes more sophisticated. The diameter has decreased and the watches are flatter. The pushers are now screw-down and a crown protector has been added. The rounded design of the lugs blends more naturally with the new straps.
Report by bellross.com