Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross are a French luxury watch brand based in Paris. They were founded with the vision of producing technical watches for military professionals. Inspired by the history of aviation, each timepiece is assembled by hand in La Chaux-de-Fonds to ensure faultless quality. Explore our full Bell & Ross collection.

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Jump To It

In 2002, Bell & Ross launched the world’s first jumping hours digital display watch with a power reserve indicator. As well as being a masterstroke of classical simplicity, the Vintage 123 Heure Sautante was the result of a collaboration with Swiss-watch maestro Mr Vincent Calabrese, one of the few members of the esteemed Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants.


A Force To Reckon With

The Parisian Gendarmerie’s elite Raid (Swat) unit and the French civilian bomb-disposal squad have Bell & Ross watches as essential kit. But the brand’s most ringing endorsement comes from the French Air Force. At the request of the Chief of Staff, the Instrument BR 03 Type Aviation was chosen out of three tendered brands, both as an emblem and as meeting the tough requirements of their fighter pilots.


The Technical Expertise

Making high-end watches is notoriously difficult. That’s why they cost so much. And it’s even harder to convince customers when you’re not a dyed-in-the-wool traditional brand. Both of which explain Messrs Belamich and Rosillo’s initial hook-up with Frankfurt-based Sinn, a respected tool watch and cockpit instrument manufacturer that uses high-quality Swiss mechanical movements from ETA and Sellita. The early Space 1 chronograph– identical to Sinn’s Sinn142 – was Bell & Ross’ first big hit.


True Transparency

Bell & Ross’ highly conceptual BR-X1 is one of a kind. Entirely encased in anti-reflective sapphire glass, the Swiss-made calibre BR-CAL.288 movement is bathed in light, the intricate inner workings of every cog, wheel and jewel showcased like a work of kinetic art.

The Deep Dive

Bell & Ross’ Hydromax scored a place in the Guinness Book Of World Records in 1997, with a proven water resistance all the way down to 11,100m. Why not a rounded-down 11,000? The deepest place on Earth is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, which is 11,035m deep.

The Faraday Cage

Designed specifically for the electromagnetically sensitive needs of bomb-disposal squads, Bell & Ross’ Type Démineur kept things totally amagnetic, thanks to its soft-iron inner Faraday cage case, plus an outer steel case that’s resistant to becoming magnetised itself.

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