2011 was a year of new milestones for Bell & Ross. The brand re-created the first wristwatch released during the First World War, allowing PW1 and its The watch version Vintage Series WW1 has once again become the focus of the industry. Bell & Ross, a watchmaker who lives with military history, is passionate about aviation and believes that accurate timekeeping is one of the most important navigation tools. This year, the brand once again demonstrated its expertise, creating a unique watch that showcases the integration of aviation history and watchmaking style. The birth of the new Vintage WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir single-button chronograph is a historic moment, an ode to history. The following article will bring you a detailed analysis of this watch. The official number of the brown dial watch is: WW1 CHRONOGRAPHE MONOPOUSSOIR HERITAGE, and the official number of the ivory disc watch is: WW1 CHRONOGRAPHE MONOPOUSSOIR IVORY.
The biggest feature in this design is only one chronograph button, which makes the operation of chronograph more convenient. The practical functions and complex structure of the WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir single-button chronograph watch are the symbol of Bell & Ross watchmaking experts. Just press the timer button on your wrist to calculate the time period. The design of the timing button is perfectly combined with the crown. One-touch control starts, stops the timing and resets to zero, which is accurate.
Vintage series WW1 single button chronograph-appearance
In terms of overall appearance, the two watches use different color dials and different color straps, and the case diameter is 45mm. All stainless steel. In order to meet the wearer’s need for legibility of flying watches, Bell & Ross modified the mechanical design of the watch to increase the distance between the two timers on the dial. The two timers are connected to the position of the timing button to provide a more direct and real-time legibility, and the waterproof depth is 50 meters.
Bell & Ross’s WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir single-button chronograph design is loyal to the world’s first wristwatch, a noble tribute to the history of military aviation watches by Bell & Ross. Under the premise of not giving in and uncompromising, Bell & Ross has produced a truly classic watch: a classic aviation instrument with a combination of retro, forward-looking and technological features.
Bell & Ross WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir single button chronograph is divided into two models (above) with dark brown dial, brown snail-shaped timer, sand-colored ultra-luminescent coating numbers, hour markers and hands. (Bottom) The ivory dial, silver-white snail-shaped timer, blue steel hands, both watches use a full stainless steel case with a belt pin buckle, which fully reflects the retro style.
The two biggest features of the watch are the chronograph function of the single-button crown. Details will be explained later in the function section. In terms of appearance design, the crown is also made of stainless steel, and the design elements with strong retro feel echo the overall style.
Vintage Series WW1 Single Button Chronograph-Features
At three o’clock, there is a well-designed small 30-minute chronograph dial. The brown dial model uses a snail-shaped timer design and is covered with a luminous layer on the hands and scales.
The watch’s nine o’clock position is a small seconds dial. It is worth mentioning that in order to make it easier for aviation wearers to read the data more accurately and intuitively, the designer increased the distance between the two timers on the dial. The two timers are aligned with the position of the timing buttons, providing more direct real-time legibility.
Bell & Ross’s exclusive movement is equipped with the powerful function of a single-button chronograph. The single-button integrated with the crown directly controls various chronograph stopwatch functions, that is, driving the start, stop and reset of the chronograph.
Vintage series WW1 single button chronograph-movement
Bell & Ross WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir single button chronograph watch is equipped with La Joux-Perret mechanical automatic movement, officially such a high-precision movement to achieve the single button chronograph function.
Summary: It is understood that HERITAGE (brown face) is about 43,000 yuan, IVORY (ivory face) is about 47,000 yuan. Bell & Ross is a mid-to-high-end brand in the watch industry. The attached timing function is relatively easy to accept. At the same time, the single-button timing design makes it easier to operate. The overall retro style also caters to the current trend, so personally this watch should get A good market response, if you consider starting a chronograph watch within 50,000 yuan, this is also a recommended option.
Vintage series WW1 brown dial watch details:
bellross / 24734 /
Vintage series WW1 ivory dial watch details:
bellross / 24735 /