Bell & Ross: Vintage BR Aeronavale 123 & 12614 July 2016
Right from its inception, Bell & Ross has been passionate about the history and values of the military. To progress as far as possible in its quest for excellence, Bell & Ross has made aeronautical instrumentation one of its primary sources of inspiration, both in terms of design and technology. Featuring the colour codes and rich detail of the naval of cer’s uniform, the VINTAGE BR AÉRONAVALE symbolises military excellence and tradition.
Two new models have been added to the VINTAGE BR AÉRONAVALE collection: a chronograph and three-hand small seconds.
The 43 mm diameter polished steel case exudes retro chic. On both versions, the gilt skeletonised hour and minute hands stand out starkly against the navy blue sunray dial. The contrast between the two colours offers a refined air and excellent legibility.
Designed for pilots, the VINTAGE BR AÉRONAVALE Chronograph is a time measuring instrument that marries functionality and elegance. It has two additional counters with snailed guilloché decoration and a 60-minute graduated bezel in blue anodised aluminium.
The ultra-curved sapphire crystal underlines both the classic style of the watch and its strength. Made in Switzerland and renowned for their reliability and accuracy, the mechanical movements with automatic winding that drive these two versions are visible through a transparent case-back.
The watch comes with either a distressed blue calfskin strap with cinnamon stitching, or a midnight blue alligator strap with a pin buckle clasp.