Bell & Ross Aviation WW2 Tourbillion

by · June 19, 2014

One of the most stunning watches offered by Bell&Ross the WW2 Military Tourbillion mixes amazing design, stability, durability and functionality in an impossible to refuse package. The watch is a reminder of the amazing advancement watches had to make by the start of WW2 when the transition from pocket to wrist watches for men was made. Because of the challenging conditions faced in warfare, watches often came with protective metal grills that would prevent the fragile glass covering from shattering. The Bell&Ross WW2 Military Tourbillion is paying a tribute to the watches of that time by showcasing 4 complications in a titanium casing that is decorated with a protective cover.

The four complications that set this amazing watch apart are: the tourbillion that increases accuracy by compensating for the force of gravity while in the vertical position; the second would be the trust index shows the period when the watch is the most accurate; the third is the regulator that breaks up the reading of hours and minutes by focusing on the minutes hand while the fourth is a power indicator that clearly displays the remaining running time at any moment.


The watch comes with a manual winding mechanical movement and a pink gold tourbillon carriage. The diameter of the case is an impressive 46 mm making it a rather large watch, ideal for large wrists. The case is made of satin-brushed titanium and has a protective lid that gives this Bell&Ross much of its character. While the lid was used as a protective cover in the past, in this model it only serves esthetic purposes. The sapphire case back allows a great view into the internal workings of the watch as well as a durable material.

It also boasts a durable domed sapphire crystal that is both glare and scratch proof allowing great visibility in any condition. The dial is matte black and is made up of several plates that are decorated with a screwed in metallic applique. The hands numerals and indexes are all golden. The watch has a single screw in crown located at three o’clock. The color pattern of the dial and the numerous decorative materials and elements give the watch depth adding to the desirability factor as well as providing a spectacular yet easy to read surface.

The watch is water resistant for up to 50 meters making it safe to wear in the rain, while washing your hands or even in the shower but not while going to the beach or while swimming.

The alligator leather strap of the watch compliments the overall color pattern beautifully giving off a rugged, durable look as well as providing comfort for the wearer. This amazing time piece is a classic that will grow in value over time and can prove to be a wise investment.

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