Bell & Ross was founded in 1992 by Bruno Belamich and Carlos Rosillo. A team of designers and aerospace specialists were brought together to produce timepieces that would be best suited for professional use. The watches were stripped of unnecessary functions and adornments and made to withstand use in rigorous and challenging conditions.
Since then the exceptional Bell & Ross watches have been relied upon around the world by pilots, astronauts and individuals working in high pressure environments. Not surprising given that these watches are painstakingly engineered, mercilessly tested, and subjected to extensive evaluation by a dedicated team with intimate experience in demanding and hazardous occupational specialties.
In 2007 Bell & Ross introduced their limited edition BRO1 Tourbillon: a watch with an ultra-complicated tourbillon movement and the first to use the highly scratch resistant DLC coating. And so Bell & Ross entered the haute horlogerie arena.
Recently, Bell & Ross published their 2009/2010 catalogue. This is no ordinary annual catalogue, it is in fact dedicated entirely to their limited editions of luxury watches.
Some of their older models are included, and there are some models that have long since been sold out. But essentially this is a full account in one catalogue of all the Bell & Ross one-off and special run timepieces. This includes, for example, the Phantoms, the Commandos, and the Grand Minuteurs. Each watch is accompanied by a description of the watch and a list of its features.
The ‘Limited Editions Catalogue’ is a must see for serious collectors; view a PDF of the catalogue here.