Bell & Ross sponsored an exclusive airshow at the Guaymaral airport in Bogotá, Colombia.
Held on 8th September 2012, the event brought together aeronautic enthusiasts and professionals, including the Colombian Air Force (FAC), the Colombian Army and the National Police.
The airshow included aerial competitions, acrobatic exhibitions and parachuting events. The Colombian armed forces also exhibited its important aircraft, including the helicopter used in 'Operation Jaque' (the 2008 rescue mission of former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages) and aviation manufacturer Beechcraft presented its latest flight models.
The event marked the official launch of the Bell & Ross brand in Colombia, which was celebrated by fashion model and Bell & Ross ambassador Bianca Arango completing a parachute jump wearing a BRS Black Phantom Diamond Bracelet. A fashion show inspired by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart also took place, with each of the models wearing a Bell & Ross watch on the catwalk.
A raffle was held during the airshow, with the winner receiving a Bell & Ross BR 123 Original. The Vintage Original range was created in tribute to pilots watches of the 1940s, with a focus on legibility of the dial. The watch has a 41 mm satin steel case, screw-in case back, and an ultra-curved sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating. The numerals, index and hands are covered in photo-luminescent coating, and there is a date display at 6 o'clock. It has a small seconds sub dial and offers water resistance to 100 metres. The BR 123 Original is equipped with Swiss-made mechanical automatic movement and comes with a black calfskin strap.