July 31, 2016
Bell & Ross unveils two navy + gold watches inspired by Naval officers’ uniforms to join the Vintage BR Aéronavale collection: a chronograph (BR126) and a three-hand model (BR123). The watches have a 43mm polished steel case with domed sapphire crystal and and a 60-minute graduated bezel in blue anodised aluminium and bright metallic blue dial with a sunburst brushing. The BR 126 chrono has two additional counters with snailed guilloché decoration. Hands and hour markers are rose gold-plated.
The watch comes with either a distressed blue calfskin strap with very light brown stitching, or a midnight blue alligator strap with a pin buckle clasp. Very nice looking watches priced at the entry level amongst the Swiss luxury brands. Price: 2,800 CHF for the BR123 on leather (about $2875 on straight current f/x conversion) – 4,200 CHF for the BR126 on leather (about $4300 on current f/x). More detailed images below.