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Bell & Ross - WW1-97 Heritage

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Bell & Ross has always been fascinated with aeronautical instrumentation and the plane as an object.

While the iconic Aviation collection with its squared cases is directly inspired to the instrument panel of air planes, the Vintage collection brings to mind the history of aviation and the development of the first pilot watches.

The Vintage WW1-97 Heritage is successful is reproducing the allure of aviation wristwatches of the first part of the 20th century with a domed glass and a large fluted crown to reinforce the vintage look. Unlike the timepieces of the past, the glass is made from sapphire, a much harder and scratch resistant material, which is also treated with an anti-reflective coating.


The large polished steel case has a diameter of 45 mm with wire lugs welded to the sides of the watch.



The black dial features untreated metal numerals, metal hour and minute hands and a gilt second hand offering a truly excellent readability.


The WW1-97 Heritage is fitted with a power reserve indicator positioned between 6 and 8 o'clock. The case houses the 4Hz (28,800 vph) self-winding BR-307 movement (based on the ETA 2897).

Water resistant to 50 metres, the watch is completed by a thin elegant yet strong leather strap.

The retail price of the Bell & Ross WW1-97 Heritage is Euro 3,200. bellross.com



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