At Basel World, Haute Time had the opportunity to sit down with the CEO of Bell & Ross, Carlos Rosillo.
Bell & Ross’ new timepieces work with a number of themes including aviation, complications and military periods. The “Flight Instruments” collection which includes the BR 01 Horizon, BR 01 Altimeter and The BR 01 Turn Coordinator are all inspired by the instruments in a plane’s cockpit.
For their new complications, Bell & Ross developed a new material as an alternative to silver, which tends to tarnish. Rosillo showed me an amazing pocket watch and its sound was unbelievable. The price point is $29,000 Euros.
We also took a look at some very sophisticated timepieces which include a regulartor, a tourbillon, a power reserve and trust index. These piece range from $150,000 to $200,000 Euros. The BR Minuteur Tourbillon with a flyback and power reserve was especially impressive.
A particularly unique collection are the new WWII inspired timepieces, which includes one watch with a large strap, like a garter belt, of which pilots would wear on their knees in flight. The Bommer Regulator was a special 2012 novelty at Basel World 2012.
Check out the video above to see all the Bell & Ross timepieces from Basel World and get an inside look at my meeting with the brand’s CEO, Carlos Rosillo.