Watch Review: Bell & Ross BR 126

A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. French watch company Bell & Ross follows four design principles that inform the aesthetic appeal of their watches, namely optimal water resistance, highly accurate Swiss mechanical movements, clear visual indicators, such as those found on aircraft instrument panels, and special functions intended for specific uses.

Bell & Ross BR 126 is no exception, featuring a unique design with a gray dial, black hands and markers, the look is both highly readable and powerfully masculine. The watch draws inspiration from the kind worn by military pilots in the 1940 – timepieces that looked simple, felt sturdy, and provided great usability. Being water resistant up to 100 meters, the all-gray timepiece comes fitted with antireflective, ultra-curved sapphire and a gray calfskin strap with a folding clasp.