Bell Ross Creates Instrument BR 01 Airborne Watch

Jun 01, 2009
Aeronautical instruments are famed for their supreme reliability, readability, and performance. Inspired by such remarkable characteristics, Bell & Ross designers joined forces in a bold attempt to recreate a cockpit dashboard clock as a wristwatch. As a result, the brand’s famous Instrument collection was born.

Now, Bell & Ross unveils the Instrument BR 01 Airborne. The unique timepiece has in fact been inspired by a historical military symbol. The watch has been created as a tribute to military paratroopers, and, in particular, as a tribute to those courageous men who fought in the US Airborne divisions, known as one of the toughest army corps.

The Airborne divisions appeared during the Second World War and were destined to become the first who faced dangers of the war and the first who faced death brought by the war.

The divisions’ motto was “Death from Above” that was symbolized by a skull. The symbol has gradually spread to other military divisions and is often seen on uniforms patches or on fighter planes. The skull serves as a symbol of the omnipresence of death.

The BR 01 Airborne watch has been created as a kind of talisman, paying tribute to the noblest of military values and the courage of soldiers ready to face death defending their country. As Watches.InfoNIAC.com found out, the timepiece
will be issued in a limited number of 500 pieces.

The case of the new Bell & Ross watch, 46mm in diameter, is crafted from 316L glass bead blasted steel provided with black finishing type "carbon powder coating".

The black dial features photo-luminescent hands and skull and offers perfect readability under reduced light conditions. The dial is protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The watch provides reliable timekeeping as it is animated by an automatic mechanical ETA 2892 movement. The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant.

The Bell & Ross Instrument BR01 Airborne watch is secured to the wrist with a rubber, leather or heavy-duty synthetic fabric strap.


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