Drawing inspiration from the pocket watches of the 1910s, the PW1 (Pocket Watch 1) pays tribute to the compact, portable time pieces that were used during those very first years of aviation. This fob watch, attached to a long chain, illustrates Bell & Ross’ passion for vintage military watches. Its immaculate finish, polished case and "barleycorn guilloché" caseback enhance the allure of this collector’s item intended solely for true purists.
Movement: Mechanical, manual winding. Functions: hours, minutes, small second hand. Case: diameter 49 mm. Polished steel. "Barleycorn" guilloché caseback. Dial: galvanic black, sunburst, domed. Numerals, index and hands covered in a photo-luminescent coating. Crystal: anti-reflective domed sapphire. Water resistance: 30 metres. Delivered with a 30cm steel chain
This brand-new, large complication is characterized by its exceptional movement, the Répétition Minutes, and the innovative alloy of its Argentium® case. A symbol of Bell & Ross's expertise, the PW1 Répétition Minutes marks time like the clocks of the past - the hour is not read, but heard. A time-piece with a complicated mechanism, it indicates the hours and minutes musically on request. A low-pitched sound is emitted for each hour, followed by a series of double low-pitched and high-pitched sounds for each five minute period that has passed.
Movement: Dubois Dépraz manual winding movement. (Running time of approximXately 56 hours.) Functions: hours, minutes, small second hand. 5 minutes repeater: indication, on request and musically, of hours and minutes. a low-pitched sound emitted for each hour, followed by a series of double low-pitched and high-pitched sounds for every five minutes elapsed. The complication is activated by pressing the button on the left-hand side of the case. Case: 49 mm diameter. Argentium®. The «barleycorn» guilloché caseback opens to reveal the ingenious mechanism. Dial: ruthenium, sunburst, domed finish. appliqué metal index and numerals. Glass: anti-reflective domed sapphire. Water-resistance: 30m. Chain: silver.