TRIBUTE TO THE HEROES

GLORIOUS COLORS FROM WW2

In homage to all air forces engaged in Second World War, Bell & Ross has designed a special series of the Vintage BR 126 Original Carbon watch, with dials featuring the insignia of the main countries involved in the conflict.

Inspired by timepieces from the 1940s, the BR 126 Insignia uses the latest technologies to combine the authenticity of vintage watches with the legibility principles of an instrumentation panel. While its round 41 mm diameter steel case is reminiscent of wristwatches from the period, the matte black PVD finish is inspired by the color of cockpit instruments.

Preventing reflections was of vital importance to ensure the perfect visibility of the dials. The white hands and index marks of the BR 126 Insignia are covered in a photo-luminescent coating, to ensure optimum legibility both day and night.

The ultra-curved glass gives the watch a vintage look. Unlike the original version, it is made from highly resistant sapphire crystal, reminiscent of the intensive use of on-board flight instrumentation. Incorporating an automatic movement, the watch is water resistant to 100 meters and is worn on a black rubber strap.

Through this collection, the insignia, which appeared on the wings and fuselage of Second World War planes, now pays a fitting tribute to its heroes.

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