Bell & Ross Celebrates 100 Years of the SPA 3
Thursday - 18 October 2012
"With its collections being an inherent part of the history of military watches, Bell & Ross had a duty to pay tribute to this squadron which, since 1912, has never lost its lustre and has always known how to adapt to technological and material upgrades," the brand says.
The event, held on 28th September 2012, included an evening dinner dance where a Bell & Ross watch was awarded as a raffle prize.
The 100th anniversary of the SPA 3 coincided with La journée des Cigognes, a reunion of former Stork pilots that takes place every two years. The event began with a ceremony that paid tribute to the SPA 3 squadron that trained the most famous names in the French Air Force, including Guynemer, Dorme, Heurtaux and Deullin.
On the ground, guests viewed an exhibition of military jets from the past and present, including a Blériot, a Vampire, a Spitfire, a Transall, Alpha jets, a Rafale, and a number of Mirage 2000. A number of Bell & Ross watches were also on display.