Bell & Ross reinterprets the history of military regulations in a unique way, fully in line with the brand design philosophy. ‘We have enriched our watch collection by further exploring the past,’ said Bruno Belamich, Bell & Ross designer. ‘From the beginning, we have dedicated ourselves to military regulations. Watch, trying to reproduce its style. The challenge is to be loyal to the concept of watchmaking that year, and to match them with the design principles of Bell & Ross. ‘
From pocket watches to watches
The process of recreating the look of the year includes two major stages: the design of the extremely low-regulation pocket watch PW1 (Pocket Watch 1), and the introduction of the watch called WW1 (Wrist Watch 1). The watch was worn by French soldiers for the first time during World War I. Pilots tested it in the 1920s and declared it compliant with technical specifications in the 1930s. Vintage WW1 pays tribute to that era, and its design inspiration also comes from ‘Roaring Twenties’ (Roaring Twenties), but it is not old-fashioned at all.
Vintage WW1 on the one hand represents the connection between pocket watches and watches in the 1940s, and on the other hand fully reflects the genetic code of Bell & Ross.
Bell & Ross turned the aircraft instrument into a unique BR01 model in 2005. As of 2015, the brand once again deservedly transformed the Air Force pocket watch into a wrist watch. Vintage WW1 is full of distinctive features: large-diameter pocket watch design, welded lugs, elegant and durable leather strap, extremely clear dial, faucet groove that can be easily operated through gloves, and super-quality mechanical movement. The Vintage WW1 is like a watch that pilots loved in the 1920s. Until the 21st century, it is most suitable for lovers who like large classic, elegant and unique watches. Filled with neutral charm, this flawless watch brings a new style trend to the early 21st century: military-class neoclassicism.