Bell&Ross – BR S Diamond Eagle18 April 2016
The first aviators used visual navigation based on observations of the sun. When the night fell, it was the stars’ turn to guide their planes. The BR S Diamond Eagle, the new women’s watch from Bell & Ross, pays tribute to the night skies that over the centuries have aided and fascinated the navigators.
With its clean and refined design, the BR S Diamond Eagle brings together a whole host of details to evoke the celestial; the midnight blue dial and alligator strap. The gleaming metal indices and the seven diamonds recall the scintillating stars. The stones are set into the dial in the pattern of the Aquila constellation, the representation of Jupiter’s eagle, a legendary bird that soars to symbolic heights. This includes its association with Jupiter, god of the sky. Also, the engraved case back echoes the Aquila constellation in its design.
With its constellation of diamonds and faceted indices, the dial of the BR S Diamond Eagle uses the watchmaker’s art to create its celestial display. The dial features a sun ray pattern with tiny lines radiating outwards like sunbeams. The dial is covered in a blue-tinted varnish. The 39mm case comes from the BR family, created in 2005, upon which the brand’s reputation was built. It features the signature shape of this icon – the circle within a square. Water-resistant to 100 meters, the timepiece is set in steel, alternately polished and mat. It houses a reliable Swiss made quartz movement.
The BR S Diamond Eagle is available in two versions, one of which boasts a bezel set with 66 white diamonds. This celestially inspired watch is distinguished to be sporty as it is delicate.
By Valeria Garavaglia