Since its inception in 1995, Bell & Ross has offered a vintage aviation aesthetic that has resonated with consumers young and old. And while vintage appeal is spread out through the brand’s many lines of timepieces, the Vintage Collection has stood out by offering understated watches in a timeless pilot’s style. The third generation of the Vintage Collection, unveiled by the brand at Baselworld, introduces three distinct watches that are big in style.
The BR VI-92 is a three-hander with date that is brimming with that vintage pilot’s look that never goes out of fashion. The 38.5 mm case size hits the sweet spot for comfort and the watch is powered by the automatic BR-Cal.302 movement.
The brand beefs things up a little for the BR V2-92 Black Steel by adding in a rotating bezel, crown guard, and 41 mm case. Powered by the same movement as the VI, the watch adds in an additional 100 m of water resistance.
The BR V2-94 is the most complicated of the bunch, with chronograph capabilities that combine with the watch’s good looks to create quite the compelling timepiece. This is powered by the BR-Cal.301 movement that offers a 42-hour power reserve.
The BR V1-92 comes in at $1,900; the BR V2-92 at $2,900 on leather and $3,200 on a steel bracelet; and the BR V2-94 at $4,300 on leather and $4,600 on a bracelet.