In the beginning, a team of watch designers and aeronautical control panel specialists joined forces with one project in mind: to create timepieces perfectly suited for professional use.
Their goal: to be part of the great Swiss watchmaking tradition whilemeeting the demands of men facing extreme situations
in search of extremes
There are professions where one must withstand extreme temperatures, undergo violent accelerations or resist dangerous pressures.
Bell & Ross analyses these extreme events with those who experience them: astronauts, pilots and bomb disposal experts and divers.
Professionals for whom a watch must not only be a tool to assist them on their missions, but also a constant ally.
combination of expertise
To ensure that a watch perfectly meets the expectations of its users, Bell & Ross gathers experts with complementary know-how to achieve a single objective: to create a utilitarian watch. Professional users, designers, engineers, and master watchmakers combine their expertise and experience following the same motto: the essential is never compromised by the superfluous.
Function drives design
Bell & Ross watches meet four basic principles: legibility, functionality, precision and reliability. Thus, every detail has its purpose, its function. This technical precision is expressed through pure lines and timeless elegance.
THE ART OF FINE SWISS WATCHMAKING
Bell & Ross’ reputation is built on the legibility, water-resistance, functionality and precision of its precious timepieces. They show unique watch-making expertise while satisfying the strictest professional requirements.
It is in Switzerland, in the production facility at La Chaux-de-Fonds, that master watchmakers conceive, assemble and fine-tune each Bell & Ross timepiece. Their art and craftsmanship come alive in each precise measurement and in the strict quality controls and attention given to each step of the process, however complex the mechanism.
The mechanical movement
The watch’s engine, the mechanical movement, is an amazing technical challenge: within an extremely limited space, it must contain a continuous, precise and reliable movement. It is made up of hundreds of assembled and adjusted parts, precisely tested and fine-tuned by the master watchmaker. Thanks to the wearer’s wrist movements it ensures several days of autonomy. In and of itself, this “living organ”, an ingenious masterpiece, symbolizes centuries of technical innovation and watchmaking expertise.
Innovations and Exceptional Watches
Every Bell & Ross watch is an exceptional piece built around a highly complex and precise mechanism that, day after day, takes part in the conquest of the sky, land and sea. Five exceptional timepieces epitomize the history of the brand and have become reference points both for their mechanical sophistication and for the technical challenge they represent. BR-X1 TOURBILLON The high-tech tourbillon, HYDROMAX 11 100 M World record for water resistance, VINTAGE 123 HEURE SAUTANTE Jumping hour with power reserve indicator
Some professions require absolute precision. When success depends on perfect timing and every second counts, having a watch able to meet the most rigorous of standards becomes absolutely imperative. Reliability, performance and resilience are essential for these special timekeeping instruments.With their shared values of performance and excellence, Bell & Ross regularly works alongside elite units of the Armed Forces to design timekeeping instruments with specific functions or to celebrate particular events.Today, astronauts, fighter pilots, armed police and special law enforcement, submariners and even bomb disposal divers use Bell & Ross watches as a tool when completing their missions.