For Bruno Belamich, 19:08:06 will forever mark a time of unforgettable pride.
Shortly after 19 hours on October 3rd 2013, surrounded by the historic grandeur of Paris’ Hotel des Invalides, Bell & Ross’ Creative Director would be decorated as a Knight of the French Légion d’Honneur. And what better venue than in the very resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte, who created the order more than two centuries earlier.
Les Invalides, a veritable monument of French military history, represented the perfect setting for Bell & Ross to unveil a number of new classical timepieces imbued with the timeless elegance of military and civil aviation. Among them, the commemorative Vintage Falcon BR123 and BR126 celebrate the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of Dassault’s twin-engine jet, forever known as the Falcon. The limited-edition timepieces embody the spirit of 1960’s aviation within a design that places clarity and functionality at the forefront.
Designed in collaboration with aeronautic giant Dassault, the collection, presented with or without chronograph, lets its distinction shine without the need for distractions or superfluous embellishments. Alongside the Falcon collection, and the watchmaker’s Aviation Limited Editions and Golden Heritage, housed within the brand’s iconic square case and circular dial, would make a splendid appearance.