Bell & Ross VINTAGE CARBON – BR 123 ORIGINAL CARBON Automatic and BR 126 ORIGINAL CARBON Automatic Chronograph

The VINTAGE COLLECTION by Swiss watch brand Bell & Ross pays tribute to the aviators of the 1940s who were the first professionals to consider the wristwatch as an aid to their missions. In 2011 Bell & Ross adds a new model to the Vintage Collection: the Vintage Original Carbon. Bell & Ross has used the latest technologies to combine the authenticity of vintage watches with the legibility principles of an instrumentation panel, all in a single wristwatch.

A vintage case for a modern watch
• The circular case is reminiscent of the wristwatches from a bygone era.
• The anti-glare, matt black carbon finish is inspired by the colour of an instrumentation panel, designed to make the dials easier to read by eliminating glare.
• The white hands and index marks provide a contrast against the black background of the dial, adopting the legibility principles of professional aviation instruments. With a photo-luminescent coating, these are clearly readable both during the day and at night.
• The ultra-curved glass gives the watch a vintage look. Unlike the original version, it is made from highly-resistant sapphire crystal, reminiscent of the intensive use made of on-board flight instrumentation.
Two quality Swiss movements are available: an authentic hours, minutes and seconds version (BR 123) and a chronograph version (BR 126). The Vintage Original Carbon reinforces the consistency and synergy between all of the brand’s collections. It perfectly illustrates the Bell & Ross philosophy: to create watches of a professional vocation for which legibility, functionality, accuracy and reliability are the priority.

Technical characteristics

Model: Bell & Ross BR 123 ORIGINAL CARBON
– Movement: ETA automatic mechanical.
– Functions: hours and minutes, with an independent second hand. Date.
– Case: 41mm diameter, black PVD steel finish.
– Dial: matt black. The numbers, index marks and hands have a photo-luminescent coating for night-time reading.
– Glass: anti-glare, ultra-domed sapphire crystal.
– Water-resistance: 100 metres.
– Strap: brown calfskin.
– Clasp: buckle tongue. Black PVD steel finish.

Model: Bell & Ross BR 126 ORIGINAL CARBON
– Movement: ETA automatic mechanical.
– Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Date. Two-counter chronograph (with 60-second and 30-minute registers).
– Case: 41mm diameter, black PVD steel finish.
– Dial: matt black. The numbers, index marks and hands have a photo-luminescent coating for night-time reading.
– Glass: anti-glare, ultra-domed sapphire crystal.
– Water-resistance: 100 metres.
– Strap: brown calfskin.
– Clasp: buckle tongue. Black PVD steel finish

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