Bell & Ross Announces New Sports Watch

BR126 Sport in Stainless Steel

Just in time for the summer, Bell & Ross has announced the Vintage BR126 sport, a two-counter chronograph powered by an automatic ETA movement. It will be availble this July in either a stainless steel ($4,800) or black leather strap ($4,500). Have a look at the watches below. … [Read more...]

Million-Dollar Club: What Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2011?

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If watch advertising is a barometer of the health of a market — and it is — then the U.S. watch market is bouncing back after the catastrophe of 2009. Spending on watch advertising in the United States jumped 16 percent in 2011 to $365.8 million, indicating that the watch market here is improving. … [Read more...]

Clockwork Orange: Wallpaper From the WatchTime Archives

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Back in our December 2006 issue, we ran a photo feature called "Clockwork Orange," showcasing watches with orange dials, straps, and other elements. Now we've selected a half-dozen of these striking still-life images, shot by our faithful watch shutterbug Nik Schölzel, for you to download to decorate your computer screen. Simply click on the photos for full-sized wallpaper images. Orange you glad … [Read more...]

Pilots’ Watch Review: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Chrono

For the pilots' watch review in our March-April issue, on sale now, writer Martina Richter 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 … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Sets Records at Paris Auction

French auction house Artcurial recently held a sale of exceptional aeronautical objects. The auction, titled “Aeronautics, the Air and Space Conquest,” took place at the prestigious Hotel Dassault in Paris. Among the hundreds of items featured in the sale, aeronautic enthusiasts were pleased to discover three Bell & Ross watches, which sold well above their original retail prices. Find the … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross BR03-90 Grande Date & Réserve de Marche – 42mm

The name says it all: the Bell & Ross BR03-90 Grande Date & Réserve de Marche offers a big date and power reserve in a 42mm polished and satin-finished case with 100 meter water resistance. Beneath the sapphire crystal, the galvanic matte black dial combined with photoluminescent index, numerals and hands offer excellent visibility. The movement is an automatic-winding Soprod 9090. Rubber … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Opens its Online Store on Facebook

Always an online leader, Bell & Ross now makes its online shop available on its Facebook page. The online shop is available to residents of the USA and Europe. Now using Facebook, fans can get the latest information, browse the Bell & Ross line, share favorites, and purchase timepieces directly. Click the "e-Boutique" tab on the brand's Facebook page, or click here to visit now. … [Read more...]

Custom Bell & Ross Harley-Davidson to Tour U.S.

After an impressive third place finish in the Modified Harley-Davidson Class at the AMD World Championships in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 11, 2011. Shaw Harley-Davidson’s Bell & Ross inspired custom built Nascafe Racer will go on tour in the U.S. starting September 29. Find the dates and locations and wallpaper of the custom Harley inside. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross WW1 Collection Launch Party

Bell & Ross recently presented its new WW1 collection at the historic Hôtel National des Invalides whose famed Eglise du Dome houses Emperor Napoleon I’s tomb. This new collection, which includes a pocket watch (the PW1) as well as the WW1 wristwatch, traces the evolution of timepieces from the pocket to the wrist. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross BR01 Casino for Only Watch 2011

For Only Watch 2011, Bell & Ross has created the BR01 Casino. The dial is made up of three rotating concentric circles in pink gold. And yes, it does tell the time. Have you worked out how? We'll tell you inside. The 46mm diameter case is pink gold and PVD, and the roulette-themed display is powered by an automatic ETA 2892-based movement. … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross BR Twelve O’Clock Limited Edition Set

By its very nature, time is a relative concept that man has always wanted to punctuate with markers. The development of watch mechanisms has enabled it to be measured precisely. With the creation of the BR Twelve O’Clock timepiece, Bell & Ross is rewriting the rules of traditional watchmaking by doing away with minutes and seconds. Find pricing and availability inside. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Launches New Website

Bell & Ross is an online pioneer. In 1999 it was among the first brands to create its own website. In 2009, it was the first to make all of its models available for purchase online. In 2011, the new ambition is to make the web the brand's greatest showcase, and to create a virtual web experience as close as possible to an actual shopping experience. … [Read more...]

New Bell & Ross BR 02 Dive Watches

Bell & Ross has announced two new dive watches that will be available in August. Both models have 44mm steel cases with decompression valves and 1000 meter water resistance, and both are powered by ETA 2892 movements. The differences lie in the finishes. Find pricing inside. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Airborne II Limited Edition

The original Bell & Ross Airborne, launched in 2009, paid tribute to the military paratroopers and especially the US Airborne divisions that played such a distinguished role in the Second World War. The limited series hit with collectors and sold out quickly. Now in 2011, a new Airborne II is offered in an edition of 999 pieces worldwide. Find pricing inside. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Vintage PW1 and WW1

Reimagining military watches of the 1920s, Bell & Ross has created two nostalgic yet modern timepieces: the Vintage PW1 pocket watch, and the WW1 wristwatch. Both pieces combine vintage styling cues with the unmistakable Bell & Ross design codes to produce a distinctive look. Find prices and availability dates inside. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Vintage Collection Launch Event

Bell & Ross officially launched their new Vintage Collection with an event at the historic Cercle National des Armées in Paris on September 15. At the opening, the three Vintage Collection lines were on display: the Original, Heritage and Officer. These new timepieces draw their inspiration from pilot's watches of the 40s and 50s, and are all faithful to the original inspiration of the brand. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Vintage

Bell & Ross is launching a new collection with two lines: Vintage Original and Vintage Heritage. The collection is an homage to 1940s aviator watches. Legibility is excellent, and the watches have the trademark Bell & Ross look. The collection includes a time and date model (BR 123) and a chronograph (BR 126). Both watches have 41mm round stainless-steel cases. The BR 123 time and date … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Launches Vintage Collection

Bell & Ross is launching a new collection with two lines: Vintage Original and Vintage Heritage. The collection is an homage to 1940s aviator watches. Legibility is excellent, and the watches have the trademark Bell & Ross look. The collection includes a time and date model (BR 123) and a chronograph (BR 126). Both watches have 41mm round stainless-steel cases. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross BR03-92 Military Ceramic “Phantom”

Designed to maintain a low profile, the Bell & Ross BR03-92 case is fashioned entirely from a monochromatic khaki-camouflage ceramic with a matte finish. The ceramic will absolutely retain its color, and you won't be able to scratch it unless you go after it with a diamond. It's also lighter than steel and hypoallergenic. The 42mm diameter and 100 meter water resistance make the watch suitable … [Read more...]