Bell and Ross Company has welcomed a latest addition to its appreciated Vintage line, the Vintage Original Carbon Watch, which as the name suggest adopts an original vintage style. The timepiece is designed in honor to the 1940s’ aviators who where the first to wear the wristwatch during their flights.
At BaselWorld 2011, the brand has announced two versions of the new timepiece, the BR 123 Original Carbon and the BR 126 Original Carbon, distinctive from one another by the chronograph function of BR 126. The timekeepers feature strict technical requirements specific to an aviator’s watch besides their vintage appearance.
The newest Vintage Original Carbon Watches present a clear vintage style which is noticeable by the 41mm case manufactured from stainless steel which demonstrates a matt black carbon finish, the ultra-curved sapphire crystal on top of the case and the brown calfskin strap finalized with a buckle clasp in steel covered with a PVD layer. These elements offer an attractive design to the watches and at the same time give them a sophisticated and modern appearance.
The case of the new timepieces embraces a very simple, yet appealing dial equipped with useful functions. The display boasts a high legibility thanks to the white hands covered in luminescent layer and the white indexes and big Arabic numerals, which are highlighted by the black background of the dial. Moreover, the hour and minutes of the BR 123 Original Carbon model are indicated by means of central hands, while the seconds are displayed in a sub-dial located at the lower half of the dial. Additionally, the display features a date indication placed at the bottom of the seconds-totalizer. All the elements offer an easy readability suitable for an aviator’s timepiece, but at the same time give an elegant look to the face of the watch.
Furthermore, the BR 126 Original Carbon version shares many similarities with its ‘brother’, but the distinction is done by the chronograph function. Therefore, besides the basic functions, the dial of the BR 126 version is equipped with a sub-dial at 9 o’clock representing the 30 minutes function and a counter at 3 o’clock indicating the 60 seconds function.
The attractive Bell & Ross Vintage Original Carbon Watches make timing easy with the help of the highly accurate self-winding mechanical ETA movement which animates the models.
All in all, the new comers of the Bell and Ross Vintage collection are quality models and special timepieces suitable for professional pilots and also proud representatives of the line. Besides, the watches are constructed to be water-resistant down to 100 meters.
Bell and Ross Vintage Original Carbon Watches-BR 123 and BR 126 Gallery