As with their three predecessors, these new Bell & Ross watches take direct inspiration from aeroplane cockpits.
The BR01 Heading Indicator, BR01 Airspeed and BR01 Climb have been limited to 999 pieces each with the first 99 pieces to be sold in a control panel-inspired collector’s box that will also contain a BR01 Horizon, BR01 Altimeter and BR01 Turn Coordinator, completing the Aviation set.
The BR01 Heading Indicator has been inspired by the tool of the same name that is used to indicate what course a plane is on, the BR01 Airspeed mirrors the cockpit control that measures an aircraft’s speed in relation to the air it is moving through and allows the plane to be flown in a controlled way without visibility and the BR01 Climb watch has been inspired by the vertical speed indicator, which indicates to the pilot whether the plane is ascending, descending or level by reading atmospheric pressure.
This article originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of WatchPro. To read a digital version of the magazine in full online, click here.