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Bell & Ross Vintage Garde-Côtes

Marina Milojević | 07.06.17 | 09:59 AM

The house of Bell & Ross, known for its military-inspired timepieces, pays tribute to military professionals who rescue at the sea, with two new timing instruments. Bell & Ross Vintage Garde-Côtes collection comprises two new timepieces dedicated to professionals on the high seas, both helicopter pilots and divers. Operating at extremely risky circumstances, these military and civil units are in demand of a precise, reliable timing instrument to support them in their missions. Bell & Ross has created two watches that meet the operational needs of these heroes: the Bell & Ross Garde-Côtes series.

These two new watches, dressed in coastguard colors, feature a round case that has been slightly redesigned to offer a more contemporary, sportier look. They have a metallic grey dial, evocative of the fuselage of the helicopters used by rescuers at sea, or the camouflage on the military ships.

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

The inner flange and the seconds hand are dressed in orange, signaling the strong association with maritime safety. The vibrant orange is nicely offset by the grey of the dial, it guarantees optimal legibility, and is visible even at great distances. All numerals, indices, hour and minute hands, as well as stencil-type inscriptions, are in white, fortified by the photo luminescent coating.

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

Bell & Ross Vintage Garde-Côtes models are made from stainless steel and they measure 41mm in diameter. These new watches feature a sapphire-crystal case-back that reveals the inner workings of their automatic, mechanical movements: either calibre BR-CAL.302, or calibre BR-CAL.301 for the chronographs. The collection comprises two different models: a charming three-hander with a date display, and a bi-compax chronograph, also with a date.

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

Bell & Ross Vintage Garde-Côtes 3 Hands displays the hours, minutes, and seconds using central hands. The date indicator appears through a round aperture, between 4 and 5 o’clock. There are four Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, and a bidirectional rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale that can be used to set time markers during rescue missions. The crown guard ensures water-resistance to 100 meters, and prevents accidental unlocking. Available with a choice of satin-polished steel bracelet (BRV292-ORA-ST/SST, price 2.900 €) or black rubber strap (BRV292-ORA-ST/SRB, price 2.600 €).

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

Bell & Ross Vintage Garde-Côtes Chronograph is, just like the three-hand model, water resistant to 100 meters and equipped with a crown guard. The chronograph pushers are screwed in, while the fixed bezel features an anodized black insert graduated with pulsometer. Used in conjunction with the chronograph, this function can be used to measure heart rates during rescue missions and providing first aid. 

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes Chronograph

In addition to central hours and minutes hands, the chronograph has a small seconds counter at 3 o’clock, a 30-minute timer at 9 o’clock, and a vibrant orange central chronograph hand. Available on either a black rubber strap (BRV294-ORA-ST/SRB, price 3.900 €) or stainless steel bracelet (BRV294-ORA-ST/SST, price 4.200 €). For more information, please visit Bell & Ross online.

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

BRV292-ORA-ST/SRB

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

BRV292-ORA-ST/SST

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

BRV294-ORA-ST/SST

Bell & Ross V2-94 Vintage Garde-Côtes

BRV294-ORA-ST/SRB

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