Bell & Ross unveil its PW1 and vintage WW1 watches, both of which are reminiscent of a pre-World War I horology, place and aesthetic. Bell & Ross designer, Bruno Belamich, has said “we are delving into the past even more to round out our collection. The challenge? To remain faithful to present day watch-making standards while adapting them to Bell & Ross design principles.” The PW1 (short for pocket-watch 1) is a fob watch of rare dignity, while the WW1 (wrist watch 1) recalls a time when French soldiers wore and flew with a similar model. The domed crystal gives the watch a vintage look. Unlike the original, it is made from sapphire – a hard-wearing material – using perfected techniques. Their polished steel case, combined with a domed, sunburst dial epitomizes the classic design that is inspired by the past.
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