Since now longer than 10 years, Bell & Ross have had in their collection “another” watch, fairly extraordinary from the start from the lively or military-arranged pieces, for example, the notable square BR01. This watch is the Vintage, a watch made to be more work of art, more rich and astutely utilizing 1960s components. Don’t imagine that it isn’t 100% Bell & Ross however, as it has taken its motivation from the historical backdrop of aeronautics. For Baselworld 2017, the Bell & Ross Vintage Collection is marginally redone and now comes in a more modest, slimmer and more rich design.
Like all watches from Bell & Ross, the Vintage collection has a military DNA. They meet a bunch of determinations and prerequisites set up by the military. Understandably, neatness, usefulness and accuracy are needs. Notwithstanding, these particulars are here blended in more traditional and more exquisite manner. Military-motivation, however not apparatus watches. This implies a conventional round case, more inconspicuous dials and more curves.
The original is portrayed by an exemplary dial, adjusted carries and the shortfall of a bezel. The second era was broadly changed in 2007. The case and dial were upgraded to bring lucidness to the collection. The goal was to make an unmistakable connection with the new BR 01 line. This subsequent age includes a case with a bigger distance across and has a bezel. The state of the drags changed and they turned out to be more rakish. The dial takes its tasteful codes from the BR 01, including the unmistakable blade molded hands. The third era market another progression throughout the entire existence of this watch. While the overall identity stays (military numerals, sword-formed hands…), everything becomes all the more carefully planned, more refined and more unpretentious, to separate this collection from the apparatuses that are the BR01 and BR03. The case becomes more modern. The width has diminished and the watches are slimmer. At long last, the adjusted drags consummately coordinate the strap.
For the dispatch of the 2017 Bell & Ross Vintage Collection , 3 watches will be presented: a smooth 3-hand, a sportier 3-hand with pivoting bezel and a chronograph.
The Bell & Ross BR-V1 Vintage
The first watch of this new collection is the Bell & Ross BR-V1 Vintage. It is the most straightforward adaptation, both as far as plan and functionalities. A watch that goes to the fundamental. Be that as it may, it radically transforms from the propensities for the brand, particularly as far as size. In fact, it highlights a 38.5mm breadth case, which adjusts to any wrist (think unisex form here). Thinking about the vibe of the watch and its vintage motivation, this is a shrewd move. It is combined with an exceptionally bended sapphire precious stone for a really retro look – a component that also allows the thickness of the case to be diminished. The case is completely round brushed and stays as spotless as could really be expected, so you’re sure to have your consideration zeroed in on the dial.
The dial of the Bell & Ross BR-V1 Vintage remains consistent with Bell & Ross standards. It keeps the military 3-6-9-12 records, by one way or another a trademark for the brand, along with surrendered hands – still amazingly readable yet thin than previously. The dial is cleaned up and offers a moment intelligibility of the time. A date window is carefully situated at 4h30. As another component, the stabilizer for the second hand is intended to resemble an adapted plane profile. To control this watch is a programmed movement.
The Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Vintage
The second watch in this new Vintage collection is a sportier interpretation of the 3-hand idea. While having a similar dial as the BR-V1, with an old style time-and-date show, this Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Vintage adds some vigor to its case. Most importantly, it estimates 41mm. However, this implies a diminished size compared to the past Vintage watches with outside bezel, which were measured at 43mm. Comfort and polish will profit by this decision. Second development is that this BR V2-92 presently includes a bi-directional pivoting bezel (with a 60-minute jumper style embed), an advancement compared of the fixed bezel of the past collection.
The combination of this rotating bezel with a 100m water opposition, without making this watch a legitimate jumping apparatus, will be adequate for the vast majority of the sporting dives. The Bell & Ross BR V2-92 will be accessible on a dark cowhide lash or on a new cleaned and silk completed steel bracelet, for a sportier look. Inside is a programmed development with date.
The Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Vintage Chronograph
The last watch in this Vintage set of three, the Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Vintage, is a programmed chronograph. It imparts the greater part of its plan components to the V2-92 adaptation, which means a 41mm steel case with polished and brushed surfaces, a more rich and refined look, and a case with circumspectly coordinated security (around the crown for example). Once more, it includes an outer bezel, yet this time it is fixed and the addition shows a tachymeter scale. The screwed pushers and screw-down crown ensure a 100m water-resistance.
Once once more, this Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Vintage is accessible on an incredibly readable dark dial, with two sub-dials (little second and 30-minute counter), combined to a dark cowhide lash or the new steel bracelet, again for a more vigorous look on the wrist.
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