Bell & Ross’ saga started in an aircraft cockpit and was driven by the ambition of designing watches directly inspired by aeronautical instrumentation, the ultimate point of reference regarding precision, legibility and reliability.
In just a century, the aircraft has evolved from the Wright brothers’ biplane to the Rafale. Regardless of the era and the device itself, watches have always been a precious aid helping crews with navigation and providing operational support to pilots. The stakes are even higher when the aircrafts are involved in combat missions. This is why all military-inspired Bell & Ross watches comply with the strict specifications established by the armed forces. The heritage between today’s Bell & Ross watches and their glorious predecessors is strong. So, when Bell & Ross decided to launch a watch collection in 2009 highlighting the key eras in aviation history,
what name could be more apt than Heritage?
The distinctive feature of the BR Heritage collection is that it unifies its models, of varied forms and functions, around a common concept. Square, round, three-hand or chronograph, they all share the characteristic of expressing the passage of time through colors and a patina that give them a vintage look. Thanks to this aesthetic effect, and the combination of beige numerals on a black background designed by Bell & Ross, they have managed to introduce an iconic style into the watch market. Now, the flagship collection starts a new chapter with the BR V2-92 and BR V2-94 Steel Heritage.
The new versions feature the iconic black dial with its traditional sandcoloured
12, 3, 6 and 9 numerals, as if aged by the patina of time. They
evoke the past, and at the same time belong to the modern era, thanks
to the latest watchmaking technologies and materials that combine
high performance with a retro spirit.
The details include a polished/satin-finished steel case with a slightly
smaller diameter of 41 mm, push-buttons and a screw-down crown to
reinforce the water-resistance of the case, rounded lugs that match
the new metal bracelet with fine links to ensure it sits comfortably on
any wrist, and the sapphire crystal with an ultra-curved finish to evoke
the style of vintage watches.
Inspired by instrument panels from 1960s aircrafts, the BR V2-92 and
BR V2-94 Steel Heritage measure time with precision whilst cultivating
a resolutely retro look. A Vintage spirit with the Heritage concept at