With ultra-modern clarity, the BR 01 Cyber Skull Sapphire timepiece becomes virtually translucent.

Back in 2005 it was Bell & Ross’s BR 01 – a macho oversized square-cased pilot’s watch, that while controversial because of its size, did ingeniously replicate the instrumentation of an aircraft cockpit. Authentically permeating with military roots, the watch became a modern icon, thus setting the benchmark in the world of professional aviation watches.

From its early days, founders Bruno Belamich and Carlos Rosillo made clear that pilots and their instruments were the foundation of the design behind most Bell & Ross models. Sharing the sentiment that deep research will constitute functional and durable timepieces, Bell & Ross quickly garnered a reputation for high-performing watches. Precision and water-resistance were key attributes that became highly sought-after. Today their relationship with professional airspace institutions is largely unrivalled. They can claim to be the official supplier of the Space Lab Mission, The French Airforce, and as of 2021, the official partner of the Patrouille de France. About the new alliance Belamich said: “This token of trust is the fruit of a rich and prestigious history between Bell & Ross and military aviation. It is a recognition and an honour to be able to display La Patrouille de France to our professional references.”


Freddie Anderson


December 2021


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