As Bell & Ross retreats into the history of timepieces to create more “vintage, original, and heritage” timepieces, we see an increasingly interesting range of retro designs as only Bell & Ross can do it. This year Bell & Ross has gone all the way back to the origins of the wrist watch with the “WW1.” The name means “wrist watch 1,” but not so ironically sounds like world war I. This… → Read More
A few years ago Bell & Ross began to experiment with ceramic watches. The first real collection was the BRS, a smaller square cased model that was, to an extent, a women’s watch. It was thin and lovely and ended up on the wrists of more women than men. There were also ceramic versions of the BR03 – a 42mm wide version of the 46mm wide BR01. Those ceramic models had a lot of different styles… → Read More
Bell & Ross watches are notorious for being designed after aircraft instruments, including this rather sexy compass watch, which is limited to a run of 500 units. Each watch will set you back $5500, but let’s be honest, it’s worth it. Check out the video after the jump. → Read More
For 2010 Bell & Ross reinvents the “nice watch” again. You’ll find a full (really full) selection of round cased watches to compliment their famous BR01 Instrument watches that come in large square cases. These new watches have confusing names that mix up “Vintage, Heritage, and Original,” but you can forgive that because the designs are so darn easy to love. → Read More
Finally, a B&R I can stand behind. I love B&R. I love GMTs. This is like two great tastes that taste great together.
This new model is a bog standard GMT with a stationary central bezel – which means you can’t change the 24-hour markings – and a movement that will move the hour hand back and forth to show the local time as well as the time at home. → Read More
If you know me you know I love me some watches. I especially like Bell & Ross, the aviation-themed, pie-plate-sized watches that gave new meaning to “Wow, that’s a big watch.” Now, however, B&R has added a ring of beautiful jewels around the rim and made these things out of ceramic, officially tugging the brand out of the realm of “cool and utilitarian” into… → Read More