Bell & Ross‘ catalog is enriched by the WW2 Military Tourbillon, a luxury watch in a limited edition of 20 pieces. This new timepiece offers a great test of skill, which revisits the story. During the First World War watches also were forced to change things. While new weapons such as fighter aircraft or armored vehicles made their appearance on the battlefield, time-keeping devices had to accompany the changes in technology. Functionality, reliability, accuracy and robustness became so many essential parameters. To protect the fragile glass that covered the dial, the timepiece hid behind some real metal grilles.
Today made of sapphire, modern watch glasses are extremely solid and no longer require the use of protective screens. For this reason, in addition to the function evocative of the past, the cap of WW2 Military Tourbillon becomes an integral part of the watch, increasing the legibility of the dial thanks to the particular forms that emphasize the directions.
A cover open or closed, so the WW2 Military Tourbillon features two faces. And while evoking a noble military past, when danger threatened the clock so much as the person who wore it, its function as a protective shield begins today at the service of the pleasure of the eyes and the emotions aroused by the high watchmaking.
With the new watch, Bell & Ross reinterprets the past watchmaking through an extraordinary piece, which includes 4 complications in a titanium case 45 mm tourbillon, precision indicator, regulator and power reserve. The arrangement of the various functions in cross combines readability and functionality. Lifting the protective cover, you can find out the whole dial, which provides you with visual depth and a three dimensional effect. Only 20 specimens provided.