Bell & Ross has become the official watchmaking partner of the Patrouille de France, the country’s equivalent of our our USAF Thunderbirds.
The French air force’s elite unit has previously held a long term association with Breitling.
French compatriots, Bell & Ross and the Patrouille are natural partners given the watchmaker’s history of pilot watches designed to look like cockpit instruments.
“This token of trust is the fruit of a rich and prestigious history between Bell & Ross and military aviation.
“It is a recognition and an honor to be able to display the Patrouille de France to our professional references,” says Bruno Belamich, creative director and co-founder of Bell & Ross.
No new watches associated with the partnership have been released to date.