Bell & Ross

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Bell & Ross
Industry timepieces
Founded 1992
Founder Bruno Belamich (designer) and Carlos A. Rosillo (businessman) [1]
Headquarters 8 rue Copernic, Paris, France
Products professional watches for airplane pilots, astronauts, and divers
Divisions La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (manufacturing)
Bell & Ross, Burlington Arcade, London
Bell & Ross BR01-94

Bell & Ross is a luxury French watch company headed by the French and Swiss designer Bruno Belamich and businessman Carlos A. Rosillo.[1]


The brand was launched in 1992. The first watches were designed by Belamich and Rosillo and made by a German watchmaker Sinn.[2]

Watches such as the BR Instrument have been designed to replicate the shape of a cockpit instrument taken from an aircraft. The BR02 range caters for diving professionals through the use of highly legible dials and cases water resistant to withstand 1000 metres of pressure. Another offering is the Hydromax; which contains hydraulic fluid within the case to counteract the effects of external pressures.

Bell & Ross's first watches were virtual re-issues of Sinn models and carried the Bell & Ross logo as well as Sinn's. The partnership ended in 2002, when Bell & Ross began its own independent production in its facilities La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Menusier, Antoine, "Letter from France: Bell & Ross, born from a businessman and a designer", Europa Star, 20 February 2007, December–January 2007 Magazine Issue
  2. ^ a b The Watch Quote: Bell & Ross History.

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