Sunday, March 24, 2013
The two men who started the Bell & Ross watch company were a tandem of a French-Swiss designer Bruno Belamich and a visionary businessman named Carlos Rosillo. No, they are not exactly Mr. Bell and Mr. Ross, but you can easily guess where the brand's label came from. Launched by its founders in 1992, the Bell & Ross watches first sported cockpit-inspired dials, and ran on special movements produced by an external manufacturer established by German pilot and flight instructor Helmut Sinn. Needless to say, aviation is an occupation that is close to the company's heart. Its famous vintage collection of classic steel watches glorifies the era of early bi-planes and man's first attempts to conquer the skies. The more contemporary Aviation Collection picks up where the more classic pieces left off. Aviation heavy duty watches come in sleek satin-brushed steel case and rubber straps. The square cockpit design remains the distinctive signature of the brand. Whether you are a professional pilot or a flying aficionado still dreaming of childhood aeroplanes, here's a watch that will surely impress you. Bell & Ross vintage and aviation watches are available at Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.