BELL & ROSS

The French watch company Bell & Ross (Bell and Ross) was founded in 1992. Its watches are built for extreme conditions, Bell & Ross watches are popular with astronauts, pilots, divers, military fans and bomb-disposal experts. The Bell & Ross watch design is derived from airplane cockpits. The four core values of all Bell & Ross watches are great water resistance, very precise movements, visual indicators, and extraordinary functions. Notable Bell & Ross watch series are the Bell & Ross Vintage, Bell & Ross Aviation, Bell & Ross Marine, Bell & Ross Hydromax, Bell & Ross Automatic watches, Bell & Ross Chronograph watches, Bell & Ross Vintage 123, Bell & Ross Vintage 126. Many collectors who look for a Bell & Ross replica watch or fake Bell & Ross are hugely disappointed by the sub-standard quality of those watches; the decision to buy a replica Bell & Ross is mostly the seemingly low Bell & Ross price. This is one of the reason why WatchTime publishes Bell & Ross reviews to make sure that all collectors have the best information available about original Bell & Ross watches for sale. Some aficionados buy customized Bell & Ross straps or Bell & Ross watch bands and search for unique details about the Bell & Ross history on watch forums. Our large WatchTime database has the latest Bell & Ross watches price list information and tells you the most accurate Bell & Ross watch prices available. If you need to look for informations on Bell & Ross watch repair services please always contact a certified dealer who is in the official recommended contact list of Bell & Ross. Some dealers offer used Bell & Ross watches for sale (or Bell & Ross watches replica) but generally new Bell & Ross men's watches are the most popular ones. For Bell & Ross watch instructions please contact the brand directly. WatchTime's coverage of Bell and Ross watches includes in-depth articles featuring Bell and Ross watch reviews and news on watches like the Bell & Ross skull watch, Bell & Ross BR 01 Airborne, and other popular Bell and Ross watches. If you're looking for info on a Bell and Ross watch, WatchTime.com is your destination.

5 Skull Watches We Can’t Get Out of Our Heads

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Many watch brands have at least one skeleton watch in their collection, but only a few have actually introduced skull watches — timepieces with skulls on their dials, some with a horological headbone actually incorporated into the movement itself. As we approach Halloween, here are five recent examples of skull watches that may entice more than scare you. … [Read more...]

Pure & Simple: Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. Lange Saxonia

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Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison test originally published in our April 2008 issue. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel provides the gorgeous original photography. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Vintage Watches For the Budget-Minded Aficionado

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Let's say you are on a budget of $1,000 - $1,500 for a nice timepiece. If you care about things like warranty, water resistance, no maintenance for the next five years and so on, you may want to skip this week's Fratello Friday article on vintage watches. If you are living your horological life a bit more on the edge, however, I encourage you to read on. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s July-August Issue is On Sale Now!

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The July-August issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring a comparative test of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition and the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue, more than 75 new watches from Baselworld 2014, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2013?

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As we reveal in our July-August issue, on sale July 15, watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from Kantar Media, which each year compiles estimates of ad spending for a range of different products. The figures for 2013 signal that the U.S. watch market is still growing, especially as Swiss luxury brands turn their sights back from China to this … [Read more...]

Couture 2014: Bell & Ross B-Rocket Watches

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The JCK and Couture watch and jewelry fairs are winding down, but we're still covering some of the cool watches that we saw in Las Vegas this week. At the Couture show, we got a look at the new Bell & Ross BR 01 and BR 03 B-Rocket watches, as well as the aviation-inspired B-Rocket motorcycle. … [Read more...]

Kicking Off JCK/Couture 2014: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers

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WatchTime returns to Las Vegas this week for the JCK 2014 and Couture 2014 watch and jewelry shows, starting on Thursday, May 29. As a preview to our live coverage of new watches at the show, we're re-presenting last year's list of luxury watches that evoke the spirit of Las Vegas. Check out these six watches inspired by Sin City and its games of chance, including some watches that double as functioning games themselves. … [Read more...]

For Memorial Day: 5 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

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The United States celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, a holiday that commemorates the fallen heroes of America's armed forces, on May 26. We decided to honor the holiday, and the men and women currently serving in the military, by showcasing five watches made especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our five "Tribute to the Military" watches. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Carbon Orange

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Bell & Ross, continuing the aeronautical themes of its Aviation and Vintage collections, presented at Baselworld 2014 the new Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Carbon Orange, a limited edition of 500 pieces. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

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Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now, we examined the 2013 list to see which members of the watch industry made the ranking. Here they are: … [Read more...]

3 Standout Complicated Watches from Hong Kong “Watches & Wonders” Fair

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Hong Kong's inaugural "Watches and Wonders" salon, held September 25-28, featured 13 luxury watch brands, several of which launched significant new models at the fair. Here is a look at three of them, a perpetual calendar with tourbillon from A. Lange & Söhne, and minute repeaters from Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet. … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the highest price ever paid for a modern wristwatch at auction. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: New Bell & Ross Watches for 50th Anniversary of Dassault Mystère-Falcon 20

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At this year's Baselworld, Bell & Ross, a watch brand long associated with aviation, added to its Vintage collection’s new Sport Heritage line of watches with a timepiece that pays homage to the 1960s - specifically, to Dassault Aviation's famous Mystère-Falcon 20, the preeminent business jet of its time. Read about it in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Pilots’ Watch Review: Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

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For a review of pilots' watches published in our March-April 2012 issue, we selected two three-hand pilots’ watches and seven pilots’ chronographs to accompany a trio of pilots – aerobatics champion Klaus Lenhart and his protégés Axel Schütte and Andreas Langer − while they performed an aerobatic program, specially designed for our review, in the skies above the Swabian Mountains in southern Germany. One of the watches chosen was the Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph. … [Read more...]

More Unique Pieces From Only Watch 2013

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More watch brands are unveiling their unique timepieces to be auctioned at the upcoming Only Watch in Monaco. Below, we take a look at the pieces to be offered by Bell & Ross, Richard Mille, and Jaquet Droz. All proceeds of the auction, held on September 28th 2013, will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy. … [Read more...]

Facetime June 15

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]

WatchTime E-Special: Pilots’ Watches

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WatchTime's latest digital exclusive, WatchTime E-Special: Pilots' Watches, is now available on the WatchTime app! … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013, Day 5: Arnold & Son, Bulgari, Bell & Ross, Harry Winston

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Your weary WatchTime editorial staff flew back from Baselworld yesterday, but we're still fighting through the jetlag to share with you one more batch of intriguing new timepieces introduced at the show, including Harry Winston's always-much-anticipated new Opus watch. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]

Baselworld Preview: Three Innovative New Bell & Ross Pilots’ Watches

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Bell & Ross has released photos and info on its latest trio of new watches in its BR 01 Aviation collection, inspired by instruments in aircraft cockpits, set to debut at Baselworld. The new models — called Heading Indicator, Airspeed, and Climb — join last year's triumvirate of the Horizon, Altimeter and Turn Coordinator to bring the "flight instrument" collection to six. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Argentium

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Bell & Ross, which has gained acclaim for its Vintage PW1 and WW1 timepieces inspired by aviation watches of the first World War, has created an elegantly styled wristwatch with a case made of a special, oxidation-resistant silver alloy that the company calls Argentium. The Vintage WW1 Argentium (the "WW" stands for "Wrist Watch"; Bell & Ross also makes a PW1 Argentium, a pocketwatch with a minute repeater mechanism) has a case and dial design influenced by those of the earliest … [Read more...]

Facetime December 1

Matthew Robinson, wearing his Bell & Ross black PVD BR01, and Bill Thomas, wearing his Zenith El Premiro Chronograph, visit the Pyramids of the Moon and Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico City.

Welcome to another Facetime! We have some great photos this week, including one from a reader all the way in Kuala Lumpur. … [Read more...]

Facetime November 24

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Welcome to another Facetime! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. This week our selected readers are Joe O'Brien, Ira Tytel, John Dodenhoff, and Ryan Lenhardt. Thanks to everyone for the great pictures! … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross CEO Receives French Legion of Honor

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Bell & Ross recently held their annual event at the Hôtel National des Invalides, at which CEO Carlos A. Rosillo received the commendation of Knight of the French Legion of Honor from General Baptiste, Director of the Musée de l’Armée. Among the almost 500 guests in attendance were media figures, military representatives, and watchmaking industry leaders. … [Read more...]

Facetime September 22

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Welcome to Facetime! To be featured here, in our magazine, Pinterest, and our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) at photo@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]

Pocket Full of Complications: Today’s Haute Horlogerie Pocketwatches

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Even though the wristwatch long ago supplanted it in popularity, the classical pocketwatch continues to soldier on as a novelty in the world of timepieces, beloved by some collectors for their old-school appeal and large, decorative movements, and many of today's watch brands have used the style to express not only their historical cachet but also their horological expertise. Here we shine the spotlight on some recently released modern pocketwatches from popular wristwatch brands. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir

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Bell & Ross's Vintage WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir is now available at Bell & Ross retailers. Like the WW2 Régulateur Heritage, the WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir draws on military and aviation history for its inspiration. This watch reinterprets the look of chronographs used by aviators in the 1920s, which originally only had one button. The single button is used to stop, start, and reset the chronograph. … [Read more...]