Bell & Ross BR 126 Insignia Limited Edition Watch Review

Bell & Ross launch the BR 126 Insignia Limited Edition as a sign of respect to the air forces involved in World War II.

 

The Limited Edition piece manufactured to a small number of 99, is particularly inspired by timepieces of the 1940s with a 41 mm diameter steel case, which is a direct reference to the wristwatches of this era. A special touch to the masterpiece features the cockade (circular symbol of distinctive colours) of the nations at 6 o’clock. The black matte PVD coating is specifically influenced by the aeronautical instruments. 

 

An apt gesture that Bell & Ross performed was to present the BR 126 Insignia Limited Edition to Sir Randolph Churchill (the great-grandson of Winston Churchill) and to General Baptiste (Director of the Army Museum). The offering took place at the official opening ceremony for the Churchill-de Gaule exhibition at the Musee de l’Armee; an exhibition that Bell & Ross has formed a partnership with. 

 

 

The collaboration was a natural progression for Bell & Ross as their passion for military history and aviation is at the core of the luxury brand. Their stunning collections showcase the unique parallels between watchmaking and the histories of aviation. The BR 126 Insignia Limited Edition intention is to pay a tribute to the air forces that served in the Second World War. The Limited Edition honours the memories of those risking their lives in the conflict. 

 

2015 is an appropriate year to produce such a timepiece and hold the exhibition as the year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death. Bell & Ross believes that their support for the exhibition, which follows the journey of two influential figures of the 20th century truly demonstrates their ethos. 

 

Take a closer look at the Bell & Ross BR 126 Insignia Limited Edition timepiece. 

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