Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Blackbird

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Blackbird

From Bell & Ross comes the limited-edition Vintage BR 126 Blackbird. With inspiration coming from the Lockheed SR-71 stealth aircraft of the 1960s. This ‘Blackbird’ aircraft completed intelligence and photo tracking missions from 1960 to 1980. Its modern design and matte black finish that absorbed radar waves influenced the BR 126 as you can it features a black PVD finish and an anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal while its flyback chronograph movement offers pilot-friendly time saving functions. The BR 126 Blackbird comes on an orange canvas strap, to match the orange dial details, boxed with a black rubber strap as well.

The Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Blackbird is limited to 500 pieces with pre-orders being taken now by select stockists. The watch is due to ship in October.

Bell & Ross BR01 Aviation Collection

Bell & Ross BR01 Aviation Collection

In 2013, Bell & Ross is enhancing the Aviation collection with three new instruments directly inspired by the cockpit – HEADING INDICATOR, AIRSPEED and CLIMB – and essential to flying and navigation. The collection is directly inspired by the instrumentation of aircraft cockpits while addressing four fundamental requirements: legibility, functionality, precision, and water-resistance.Each instrument is available in limited editions of 999 pieces. The first 99 will be offered exclusively in a lavish collector’s box containing the six instruments: BR01 HORIZON, ALTIMETER, TURN COORDINATOR, HEADING INDICATOR, AIRSPEED and CLIMB. The box is designed as a control panel where the essential instruments are laid out in T shape for optimum legibility.

Bell & Ross WW1-92 Heritage

Bell & Ross WW1-92 Heritage

From Bell & Ross comes the WW1-92, a field-watch inspired timepiece that features a substantial 45mm blasted steel case and a PVD grey finish. The contrasting heritage tan strap is well-concieved and works effortlessly with the timeless design of the watch. (via Acquire)

Bell & Ross | Vintage Officer Watch

Bell & Ross | Vintage Officer Watch

We turned you to the Bell & Ross Vintage Collection when it was first announced back in June but now the iconic watchmaker is adding a new watch to the mix. For anyone not familiar, the Bell & Ross Vintage Collection was designed as an homage to the aviators of the 1940’s, who were the first pros to use the wristwatch as a tool on their missions. The Vintage Officer watch is a continuation of the collection and gives these professional instruments an elegant appearance. The finish is flawless and reminds us once again that attention is paid to every detail when producing standout timepieces.

Like the other pieces in the Vintage Collection, the Vintage Officer will also be available in a choice two quality Swiss movements: an hours, minutes and seconds version (BR 123) and a chronograph version (BR 126). Furthermore, buyers will be able to choose from a black dial with black alligator strap or a silver dial with gray alligator strap.

Also, the Bell & Ross online boutique we announced last December is now open for business to US customers. Go see if you can pick the pieces from the Vintage Collection on there.

More images of the Vintage Officer watch after the jump.

Bell & Ross BR 01 COMPASS [Limited Edition]

Bell & Ross BR 01 COMPASS [Limited Edition]

Swiss watchmaker Bell & Ross looked to the cockpit of an airplane when digging for inspiration for their latest creation. The result is the BR 01 Compass, a timepiece which shows time similar to how the navigation instrument is shows direction. The time on the BR 01 Compass is displayed by a fixed mark under which the hours and minute numbers file past. The lower tinted window reveals the full rotation of the discs. This watch is special, as it offers a totally new display and goes against the flow of traditional time telling.

The BR 01 Compass will be limited to only 500 pieces, so don’t expect it to be available for much longer.

More images after the jump.

Bell & Ross: The Vintage Original and Heritage Lines

Bell & Ross: The Vintage Original and Heritage Lines

Bell & Ross pay homage to the aviators of the 1940’s with the release of their Vintage Original and Vintage Heritage lines. With the choice of two Swiss movements — automatic hours, minutes and seconds version (BR 123) and a chronograph version (BR 126) — how can you go wrong? The Vintage Original line pulls from watches worn by aviators in the 1940’s and is available in a black or beige dial variety.

The Vintage Heritage line will surely be the one turning our heads as the natural leather strap works well with the matte-black case. The beige-colored hands prove Bell & Ross’s ability to deliver with such great attention to detail.

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Bell & Ross Phantom Black Ceramic Limited Edition

From Bell & Ross's Ceramic Collection comes the limited edition Phantom Black watch. Smaller, sleeker, smarter, the BR-S Ceramic watch is an "elegant interpretation of the professional BR 01 instrument. We'll leave the numerical specs out, and talk aesthetics. It's...

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