Bell & Ross Retro Aviator

Bell & Ross's latest watch design pays homage to pilots' watches of the 1940s. 

 

Yes, aviation and watch design are closely entwined so it's no surprise that Bell&Ross have raided the archives for some inspiration, but this new WW2 Vintage Regulator Heritage model hits just the right balance of authentic and contemporary.

Based on instruments used by bomber navigators, the face is built around the minute display, crucial in calculating position, while the hours and seconds get separate counters.

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The wide notched bezel, large-grooved crown, gun-metal grey case and use of military colours in the strap and markings should make this a favourite for all aviator watch fans.

Bell & Ross say this is the start of a new line in WW2-inspired designs - if this is the start, we're looking forward to seeing the rest.

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