On Tuesday June 9, Bell & Ross launches its new limited edition BR01 Airborne at Colette, the Parisian fashion and style boutique. BR01 Airborne watches will be exclusively available at Colette for one week beginning June 8th. Bell & Ross is introducing the Airborne to coincide with the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of D-Day by President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The BR 01 Airborne was developed in honor of the courageous soldiers who fought during World War II, particularly the paratroopers of the U.S. Airborne divisions. The skull was one of the emblems they wore on their uniforms as a symbol of courage in the face of death. A video tribute to these soldiers can be found on the Bell & Ross website under Bell & Ross Videos.
Technical specs and prices for the BR 01 Airborne appear below.
Movement:Automatic mechanical ETA 2892.
Functions: Hours, minutes.
Case: 46mm diameter. 316L glass bead blasted steel with black carbon powder coating.
Dial: black. Photoluminescent hands and skull for optimum night readability.
Glass: anti-reflection sapphire crystal.
Water-resistance: 100 meters.
Bracelet: rubber, leather or heavy-duty synthetic fabric.
The Bell & Ross Instrument BR01 Airborne is a limited edition of 500 pieces.
Without diamonds: $5000
BR01-Airborne 415 (“light diamonds”): $25,000
BR01-Airborne 672 (“full diamonds”): $39,000
Note: 415 and 672 refer to the number of diamonds used on each model.