In case you haven’t heard, vintage design is in right now in watchmaking, in a big way. All the major brands have introduced new collections featuring retro-inspired, vintage throwbacks and we have to say we can’t get enough. Think a return to simpler times, classic lines, clean dials and the absence of any color other than black and white. We’re talking James Dean cool, just like this new BR126 Sport from the Bell & Ross Vintage collection.
Good Looks, Good Value
There are no bells & whistles here just a great looking chronograph powered by an automatic ETA 2894 movement. Presented in a polished 41mm stainless steel case complete with a convex anti-reflective sapphire crystal and fixed black bezel that displays 60-minute graduations, the BR126 Sport is familiar without being common.
The dial lay-out is clean and balanced with the two registers at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively tracking 60 second and 30 minute intervals. The white numerals, indexes and hands contrast nicely against the black dial and have all received a luminous coating. Rounding out the design is a small, circular date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Presented on your choice of a black calfskin strap with pin buckle or stainless steel bracelet, the retail pricing of the BR126 Sport is also reflective of simpler times at just US$4,500 for the strap and US$4,800 for the bracelet.
The Final Word
Classic good looks and a reasonable price tag make it pretty is hard to go wrong with this new release from B&R. Wear it as your daily with your suit or put it on the winder for weekends on the golf course, either way here’s your chance to get back to cool.
For more information please visit Bell & Ross’ official website: www.bellross.com
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