Bell & Ross pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of Dassault’s famous Mystère-Falcon 20

Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 126 Falcon - EUR 3.400

The Bell & Ross Vintage collection’s new Sport Heritage line of watches pays special homage to the 1960s, a period of intense creativity and numerous innovations.

The 1960s also saw the creation of Dassault’s famous Mystère-Falcon 20, the best business jet of its time. Dassault Aviation is another story about heritage. The excellence of the Falcon business jets is the result of the company’s groundbreaking technology in designing and manufacturing fighter jets. In the early 1960s, Dassault worked on the development of a small, twin-engine, 10-seat business jet, the Mystère 20. The business jet made its maiden flight on the 4th of May 1963 and immediately became the commercial success known as the Falcon.

Dassault Falcon 20
Dassault Falcon 20

 

This was the first chapter in an amazing saga that continues to this day, with the Falcon 7X generation business jets and the delivery of Dassault’s 2.250th   Falcon.

Dassault Falcon 7X
Dassault Falcon 7X

 

Bell & Ross shares Dassault’s values of innovation, quality and reliability. So both companies teamed up to celebrate the Falcon’s 50th  anniversary and launch the Bell & Ross Vintage Sport Heritage.

 

The Vintage Sport Heritage Line

The Vintage line’s spirit recalls the 1960’s era of civil aviation and the decade’s sports watches. Its Heritage style embodies the period in its details:

• Sand-colored hands and numerals reproduce the aged look of period watches

• The round, classically shaped, polished steel case features a bulging, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, adding modern technology to the crystal’s authentic shape

• A bezel marked with 60-minute graduations, and the contrast of time information on the dial, enhance readability.

Bell & Ross has created two complementary models: an automatic BR 123 version, with hours, minutes, seconds and date (mechanical automatic ETA 2892) and a BR 126 chronograph version (mechanical automatic ETA 2894).

 

Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 126 Sport Heritage_EUR 3.200
Bell & Ross – Vintage BR 126 Sport Heritage EUR 3.200
Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 126 Sport Heritage Steel EUR 3.200
Bell & Ross – Vintage BR 126 Sport Heritage Steel EUR 3.200
Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 123 Sport Heritage_EUR 2.200
Bell & Ross – Vintage BR 123 Sport Heritage EUR 2.200
Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 123 Sport Heritage Steel_EUR 2.200
Bell & Ross – Vintage BR 123 Sport Heritage Steel EUR 2.200

 

On top of this, to mark the celebrated jet’s 50th anniversary, Bell & Ross has created two limited edition timepieces: the Vintage Falcons.

 

The Anniversary Series: The Vintage Falcon

The Falcon watch pays homage to its namesake’s 50th anniversary, featuring all the hallmarks of the Vintage Sport Heritage line and stands out due to:

• The brown dial and brown leather wristband, which enhance its authentic vintage spirit

• The Falcon’s outline, silk-screened on the dial at 6 o’clock

• The elegant «50 ans du Falcon» logo on the back, which appears in its metallic form on a sapphire glass background.

Both Vintage Falcon models come in limited editions of 500 each. They will unfortunately only be available in exclusive Bell & Ross boutiques and e-shops.

Bell & Ross has created two complementary models: an automatic BR 123 version, with hours, minutes, seconds and date (mechanical automatic ETA 2892) and a BR 126 chronograph version (mechanical automatic ETA 2894).

Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 123 Falcon - EUR 2.400
Bell & Ross – Vintage BR 123 Falcon EUR 2.400
Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 126 Falcon - EUR 3.400
Bell & Ross – Vintage BR 126 Falcon  EUR 3.400
Bell & Ross - Vintage BR 126 Falcon-Heritage-Caseback
Bell & Ross – Vintage BR 126 Falcon Heritage case back
The Bell & Ross BR123 and 126 in the Falcon cockpit
The Bell & Ross BR123 and 126 in the Falcon cockpit
Bell & Ross Vintage Falcon
Bell & Ross Vintage Falcon
The Bell & Ross BR126 in the Falcon cockpit
The Bell & Ross BR126 in the “old” Falcon cockpit
The Dassault Falcon B
The Dassault Falcon B

 

 

 

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