Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bell & Ross Vintage 126 Blackbird

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Bell & Ross Vintage 126 Blackbird

A NEW WATCH TAKING THE BELL & ROSS STYLE BACK TO THE FUTURE
Ever since it was founded, Bell & Ross has made aviation, and more specifically aeronautical instrumentation, one of its main sources of inspiration, both in terms of design and technology. This new watch represents the convergence of all the values of Bell & Ross. Vintage in style, the new BR 126 BLACKBIRD stands out as decidedly modern with its advanced technology and high quality finish. Offering a Flyback function characteristic of the very best aviation chronographs, it pays tribute to the Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird”, the legendary American plane. 

BOTH VINTAGE
AND ULTRA-CONTEMPORARY

In unveiling this watch, Bell & Ross infuses its Vintage collection with an element of modernity. Its round case, the soft lines of its strap fastenings and the curve of its glass instantly identify the BR 126 BLACKBIRD as belonging to the Bell & Ross Vintage collection. However, its materials and its Flyback automatic chronograph movement incorporate the latest technological advances to offer ultra-modern functions promoting legibility and precision. The quality of the steel case (category 316 L, indicating a very high level of solidity and resistance to oxidation), its matte black PVD finish, its 43mm diameter, its sapphire crystal and its water-resistance to 100m make it a modern watch in step with its time.

FLYBACK : THE CHRONOGRAPH FUNCTION DEDICATED TO AVIATION
The Flyback complication was developed for aircraft pilots before the Second World War. It allowed them to instantly stop and restart their chronograph on receipt of radio or visual signals indicating the moment to change course or release bombs. Unlike standard chronographs, requiring successive pressing of buttons to stop, reset and restart the stopwatch function, the Flyback system allows the stopwatch to be stopped and restarted in a single movement. This makes the Flyback complication the best instrument for calculating short time periods.

Technical Specs:

Movement:  Mechanical/Self-winding Dubois Depraz

Functions:  Hours, minuts, small seconds, three-counter chronograph (60second, 30minute and 12 hour accumulators) with flyback function.  Date,  AM/PM Indicator.  Tachymeter scale.

Case:  Diameter 43 mm.  Stainless steel, black PVD finish.  Screw-in case back, sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating.

Dial:  Black.  Numerals, index and hands covered in a photo luminescent coating.

Crystal:  Ultra-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

Water-resistance:  100 meters.

Strap:  Orange heavy-duty canvas and weave black rubber.

Buckle:  Pin buckle.  Stainless steel, black PVD finish.






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