The Bell & Ross BR-X1Skeleton Chronograph Breaks Boundaries

Bell & Ross has gone upscale and radical. Recently, the brand unveiled its highly technical BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph watch. The limited edition titanium-cased watch (based on the BR1 model) is reinforced with ceramic and rubber elements. In fact, red rubber inserts make gripping the watch chronograph pushers easier, and the titanium case makes the 45mm…

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5 Watch Brands Involved in Space Exploration: Breitling, Fortis, Bell & Ross, TAG Heuer, Zenith

This past Friday, in anticipation of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (July 20, 1969) and subsequent first steps on the moon (July 21, 1969) , we brought you the entire story here – complete with the introduction of the new Omega Apollo 11 Limited Edition 45th Anniversary watch. In addition to…

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Timeless Gifts for Dads and Grads: 6 Sensational Watches

This weekend is your last full weekend to shop for Father’s Day, which is just over a week away. Additionally, those with teens graduating this month may be interested in giving them the gift of time – in the form of a fantastic watch. Here, we bring you a collection of six sensational timepieces perfect…

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We’re Officially Back: BaselWorld 2014, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This was a particularly long trip f or me. It always is. Basel is an eight-day marathon test of endurance of strength and memory. This year, however, I also went a week early to Europe to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Bulgari (we’ll bring you more about that here soon).  So, two and a half…

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Aviation Buffs, This One’s For You: Introducing the Bell &Ross Carbon Orange (Pre BaselWorld 2014)

Pilot watches are a special breed, much like the pilots who wear them.  They offer distinct legibility and often have added functions, or vintage inspirations. Bell & Ross, a brand that began as a military- and pilot-inspired line, continues to surprise and delight us with its timepieces. In just a few weeks in BaselWorld 2014,…

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Centuries-Old Regulator Watches Trend Again

From the resurgence of Art Deco shapes to the increased use of rose gold, the adage “What’s old is new again” is particularly true in watchmaking today, as artisans continue to build precision timepieces with reinterpreted motifs. Such is the case with regulator-dial watches. A regulator is a timepiece whose hour and minute hands are…

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