Bell & Ross recently paid tribute to the Aeronautica Militare with an iconic commemorative watch in order to mark the 30th anniversary of the illustrious TORNADO combat aircraft.
A World of Inspiration
Directly inspired by aircraft cockpit clocks, Bell & Ross instrument watches are based on four fundamental principles: readability, functionality, precision and water-resistance. Known as the benchmark for luxury watchmaking, Bell & Ross watches meet the demands of the most extreme conditions.
The latest prestige reference for the Bell & Ross brand are Tornado pilots. Rafale pilots and combat divers are all synonymous to quality and reliability for professionals working in extreme conditions.
A Tribute to the Aeronautica Militare
Fighter planes are known to be the masters of the skies because they are sleek, stylish and powerful. In the 1980s, fighter aviation in Europe was prolific. A perfect example of this is the Panavia Tornado .
During the 1970s, the MRCA 75 (Multi-Role Combat Aircraft 1975), soon to be known as the Tornado, was jointly developed by the UK, Germany and Italy. It was designed to be at the forefront of high-performance navigation and extreme precision.
These “Warriors of the Skies” can reach Mach 2.34 (2,417 km/h) and have a range of 1,400 km. The Tornado has been described as a genuine masterpiece of technology and a legendary aircraft capable of supersonic acceleration.
These multi-purpose combat aircrafts are based in Ghedi and Piacenza and carry out recognition, defense, and attack missions for the 6th and 50th squadrons. They are an integral part of the Comando della Squadra Aerea
Inspired by the values of this exceptional aircraft, Bell & Ross is greatly honored to spotlight this aeronautic model.
BR03-94 TORNADO: A Watch with Character
Based on an unchanging principle, form follows function, Bell & Ross has always designed watches for professionals.
The Instrument BR collection, which have become the brand’s iconic models, are characterized by its clean lines. This collection authentically echoes the design of a plane’s cockpit clock, with extreme readability and reliability. It is designed for men of action looking for precision and robustness.
In order to commemorate 30 years of the eponymous aircraft, Bell & Ross has designed the Instrument BR03-94 TORNADO special edition. A limited edition of 50 watches have been released worldwide for sale to the general public.
With 42 mm in diameter, the BR 03-94 TORNADO is a functional watch par excellence. This piece is ideal for professionals for whom every second count. It is perfectly readable day or night, due to its matte black dial, anti-glare sapphire crystal and imposing photoluminescent hands.
The BR 03-94 is also water-resistant to 100 m and powered by a high-precision Swiss mechanical movement with a two-counter chronograph and a power reserve of 40 hours. It is fitted with a black rubber or heavy-duty synthetic canvas strap, guaranteeing durability and comfort, with a simple and discreet design.
The Instrument BR 03-94 TORNADO elegantly displays a logo specifically designed for this anniversary and the colors of the Squadra Aerea Tornado. It has perfect functionality.
The Instrument BR 03-94 TORNADO is currently available from authorized retailers in Italy and in Bell & Ross boutiques.