Introducing the Bell & Ross Vintage BR Aéronavale

French brand Bell & Ross has close ties to the military and has unveiled two navy and gold watches inspired by Naval officers’ uniforms to join the Vintage BR Aéronavale collection: a chronograph (BR126) and a three-hand model (BR123).

Both have 43mm polished steel cases; they both have a fitted steel bezel and blue aluminium ring engraved with an orange/yellow scale. Naturally, they house two different self-winding movements: the BR-CAL.301 in the chronograph and the BR-CAL.305 in the “simple” version.


Both sunburst navy dials feature the hours in the form of gold applied baton-shape indices and Arabic numerals. The hours and minutes lie in the centre, the small seconds at 6 or 3, the date at 4.30 and the chronograph minute counter at 9.

Price: 2,800 CHF (BR123 on leather) – 4,200 CHF (BR126 on leather)

By Sharmila Bertin