(credit: Bell & Ross) Bell & Ross BR S Steel & Heritage Wristwatch | from US$tba | www.bellross.com
luxury watchmaker Bell & Ross has announced a pair of new time pieces under its Aviation collection, dubbed the BR S Heritage and Steel. the watches are faithful to its aviation origins and sport a significantly smaller 39mm case, making it the smallest version among its Aviation collection. i am a huge fan of Bell & Ross, but i’m more fond of watches with bigger watch face. nevertheless, these duo are still as awesome as any Bell & Ross time pieces, especially the BR S Heritage.
in terms of design, it is similar to its bigger sibling, the BR series which means they still sport the same round watch face with a square case. while the BR S Steel looks like a run-of-the-mill B&R item with its satin-brushed steel, the Heritage has a more military look to it. the Heritage has its hands, numerals and index finished in sand colored and carries an antiquated look. instead of the stand rubber strap, the Heritage has a natural leather item in matching brown sand tone. coupled with the matte black ceramic case which is touted to be scratch-resistant, the BR S has a very period military feel.
both watches’ numerals, index and hands are covered in photo-luminescent coating and features antireflective sapphire, and is water-resistance up to 50 meters (164 feet). it is worthy to note that these watches are powered by quartz movement instead of mechanical automatic movement. no word on their pricing and availability as yet but if you are as persistent as me, you probably would be busy harassing your local retailers and keep asking ‘is it here yet?’ oh, well, that’s just me.