The Replica Bell & Ross BR 01 Airborne is a talisman watch testifying to the extraordinary saga of the US Airborne. A glowing homage to these young servicemen parachuted into the front line in the most dangerous conditions.
- BR 01 AIRBORNE II & BR 01 TOURBILLON AIRBORNE Two limited edition models
Created in 2009, the BR 01 AIRBORNE model paid tribute to the extraordinary saga of military paratroopers, especially the US Airborne divisions that played such a distinguished role in the Second World War.Rubbing shoulders with danger on a daily basis, the young soldiers had adopted the skull and crossbones as a symbol of their courage to better defy death and intimidate their enemies. The skull and crossbones acted as a talisman during their missions and a continual reminder of how vulnerable they were to danger. In 2011, Bell&Ross is offering two new limited edition models of this talisman watch – the BR 01 AIRBORNE II and the BR 01 TOURBILLON AIRBORNE.
The new BR 01 AIRBORNE and BR 01 Tourbillon Airborne are both distinguished by their finishes, but are also consistent with the Airborne’s military symbol. .They share the same inspiration, shape and expression: • The watch’s bezel and screws delineate a skull with crossbones that is perfectly integrated into the square shape of the brand’s iconic case. • The single-color «phantom black» dial conjures up the symbolic color of death and sports the face of a seemingly- defiant skull and crossbones. • The dagger – or sword-shaped hands, depending on the model, further evoke designs borrowed from military art.
The BR 01 AIRBORNE II and BR 01 TOURBILLON AIRBORNE emphasize more than ever the talisman spirit of the original model and its symbolic function to the great delight of collectors.
BR 01 AIRBORNE II Marking time
The Replica BR 01 AIRBORNE sports an aged steel case, giving the original model the character and appearance of a watch which has acquired a patina over time. This «rifle barrel» finish is achieved by repeated random rubbings. This technique, which in no way alters the material, makes each piece unique.
The crystal, marked with a «jaw» index transferred onto the underside, and the brown leather strap, tanned like old leather with tone-on-tone stitching, gives this watch its inimitable style.
|Model :||BR 01 Airborne II|
|Nber of pieces :||999|
|Complement :||Balck PVD Steel|
|On sale :||2011|
|List Price :||$150|
|Diameter :||46 mm|
|Types :||Self-winding |
|Case material :||PVD|
|Case peculiarity :||Screwed-down crown|
|Water-resistance :||100 meters|
|Dial color :||Black|
|Strap material :||Leather|
|Strap color :||Dark Brown|
|Strap clasp :||Pin buckle|