Slogan: Time Instrument
This brand is relatively young, but, in certain circles, very famous and revered. And no wonder - after all, exceptionally reliable Swiss watches always enjoy well-deserved respect. However, the brand itself is French, but the watches are made in Switzerland (the first models were assembled by the German manufacturer sinn). But the straps from Belgium.
Clock Bell & Ross are characterized, first of all, as watches for representatives of a wide variety of extreme professions. Both mechanical and quartz models are produced, most of which are able to withstand significant overloads from accelerations, temperature and pressure drops.
|BR Instrument 01-94 Orange (image from the official site)|
Most watches from this manufacturer resemble the dashboard of a combat vehicle - a simple round dial on a simple square base. Such watches are devoid of decorations (for the most part). One of the important features is the convenience of reading information in almost any conditions. Although, more “household” lines have recently appeared, featuring a classic design. The names of the collections correspond to their purpose: B.R. Instrument (the most popular and extensive), Professional, Classic, Vintage. "Peru" company owns and model hydromax, which set a record for the maximum diving depth for a wristwatch - according to the creators, this watch will remain unscathed at the very bottom of the Mariana Trench, at a depth of almost 11,000 meters (pressure of 1,100 atmospheres). Here, however, there is one caveat - the quartz movement will stop working already at 5000 meters, but the case itself will indeed withstand the indicated pressure. This was achieved by filling the watch with special silicone oil, which does not interfere with the normal operation of the watch and which is almost impossible to compress. It is because of the presence of this oil in hydromax uses a quartz movement.
Company Bell & Ross was founded in 1992. Founded by her longtime friends - designer Bruno Belamich (Bruno Belamich) and businessman Carlos Rosillo (Carlos A. Rosillo). The names of the French and served as the basis for the name of the new brand. The watch model they created, due to its specificity, immediately interested NATO and special services, which determined the further fate of the company. Important was the contract concluded in 1997 with Chanel, which acquired a large stake in the company, which allowed it to enter the mass market.
Watch cost Bell & Ross ranges from high to very high. Particularly expensive are models made in a small edition of several hundred pieces.
The company's headquarters is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland).