Each Bell &
Ross chronograph is designed by men with a passion for perfection
in the manufacture of fine quality watches and chronographs
able to withstand the rigors of extreme careers. Bell &
Ross watches are intended for astronauts, pilots, divers,
bomb-squad experts, explorers and others who require that
their timepiece stand up to high altitudes, arctic temperatures
and high acceleration. Airplane instrument panel design
principles have been employed in the design of the face,
Swiss chronograph movements are at the cutting edge of mechanical
precision and every Bell & Ross chronograph is optimally
water-resistant. Each Bell & Ross requires the painstaking
assembly of up to 350 individual parts to produce such accurate
and mechanically perfect instruments.
The Vintage Collection evokes the origins of the mechanical
watch for professionals and is inspired by military watches.
The Classic Collection was directly inspired by pilots'
watches and features water resistance to 200 meters (650
feet). The Diver 300 model is actually water-resistant to
a depth of 300 meters (975 feet) and features an innovative
TE or water-resistance indicator which turns blue when the
watch's water resistance should be checked.
The High Tech
collection was designed to address the particular needs
of men who put their lives on the line every day they go
to work. Designed initially for space flight, the Space
1 was worn by German astronaut Reinhart Frrer on the Spacelab
mission. The Pilot line features simplicity and is designed
to be accurately read in a fraction of a second. The GMT
line features multiple time zones. The Military M1 and M2
models were designed specifically for military and helicopter
pilots, respectively. The two most narrowly targeted models
of the High Tech collection are the Type Deminer for bomb-squad
experts and the Hydro-Challenger for deep-sea exploration
(hyperbaric pressure resistant to 1,100 Atm, the equivalent
of a depth of 11,100 meters.