Since its inception in 1992, Bell and Ross, the watch company, has been a rising standard for aviation watches worldwide. The square design that takes inspiration from onboard aviation instruments on planes would be one of their most famous trademarks. Today, the household boasts three different collections, Aviation, Marine, and Mintage.
The French Air Force takes benefit from the quality watches that their pilots wear as the company has been their loyal supplier since 1992. Some of the most recent collaborations of Bell and Ross include their recent partnership with the multinational racing company, Renault, to create Formula 1 inspired chronographs.
Vintage BR V2-94 Military Beige Chronograph Automatic Men’s
An immaculate harmony of subtle deep tones with the elegance of a beige dial is the Vintage BR V2-94 Military edition. It is undoubtedly one of the more desirable releases in recent years, making it a hit among all age groups. The dial features Arabic numerals, luminous hands, and a dual graph layout that accentuates the beige dial beautifully.
The strap is also made of their patented fabric that is durable, easy to clean, with a stylish stitch pattern. At just 41mm in diameter, the BR V2-94 is more suited towards the small to average wrist size, but it can look trendy on large hands if paired with a smaller strap. Bell and Ross certainly hit the home run with the design for this particular piece.
Vintage BR V2-94 Aeronavale Bronze Automatic Blue Dial Men’s
The Vintage BR V2-94 is a famous watch from the Vintage collection of Bell&Ross, and the piece blends the beauty of history and modern design with every iteration. The Aeronavale Bronze is a stunning chronograph with a blue dial that mesmerizes anyone lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this fantastic timepiece.
The bezel features large tachymeter numerics, which complements the relatively large 12 and 6 O’Clock markers. The bronze material used in the Aeronavale is brushed to give off an elegant shine yet remain durable enough to resist scratches. The Aeronavale also shares the same diameter as every other BR V2-94 at 41mm in diameters.
The calfskin leather used for the strap makes up for the arguably crowded aesthetic of the dial, adding a little simplicity in its class. The 100-meter water-resistance rating is also quite convenient, especially if you plan on taking this watch to outdoor activities.
Instruments Aviation BR 03-92 HUD Automatic Dial Limited Edition Men’s
The Instruments series of watches from Bell and Rose have been quite the attention over the last years, and it is with good reason. The HUD Automatic is one of the most representative of Aviation-inspired designs in their lineup with the radar-looking aesthetic. Anyone who is a fan of flying will appreciate the ingenuity behind this piece.
The HUD Automatic is one of the unique additions to the collection, its watch face looking like something straight out of a Pilot’s cockpit. The Arabic numerals are paired gorgeously with the Super-LumiNova coated hands to give anyone seeing this watch the first time amazing viewing angles.
The watch also features the stocky and patented square design that the company is known for. However, the HUD Automatic pays tribute to the old ways with simpler designs and a modest aesthetic, apart from the eye-catching radar look dominating the watch face.
Instruments BR 03-92 Diver Full Lum Men’s
With great pride, Bell and Ross continue to add yet another Instruments collection stunner, the BR 03-92 Diver. The full capabilities and advantage of the BR 03-92 diver lie in the fully luminous watch face geared towards people who want to go outside the comforts of their home. The iconic square design is perfect for the aesthetic that this Diver edition goes for and is attractive to various consumers.
The mesmerizing black color paired with the luminescent dial gives off a sleek and compact look that looks great even in everyday activities. However, despite having the Diver name, the BR 03-92 Diver is not a diver’s watch as it only has a water resistance of 100 meters.
Instruments Aviation BR S Heritage Quartz Black Dial Beige Calfskin Leather Men’s
The final piece is a special one; the BR S Heritage in a Quartz Black Dial from the Instruments Aviation collection. Very few watches that pull off a limited edition look without trying, and the BR S Heritage is one of those. The eye-catching calfskin leather strap catches the eye of any onlooker and pulls them in to appreciate the rest of the elegant components of the timepiece.
At just 39mm in diameter, the BR S Heritage is relatively compact, but it looks larger than its square design. The sand-colored hands are a significant contrasting element to the black dial and brown calfskin strap, making the unity of this piece quite extraordinary.
You can never go wrong with any of the entries on this list, as all of them are stunning, elegant pieces of art that will age well for many years. Bell and Ross may only be an infant than its Swiss brothers and sisters in the watchmaking industry but make no mistake. The household is here to stay and saturate the market with incredible mediums of horology.