As a strong advocate of the military's history and its noble values, it's not a far stretch to see Bell & Ross striving to attain excellence in its field. Chiefly inspired by the naval air force, the French maison crafts their haute horlogerie creations along the lines of aeronautical instrumentation — which their Vintage BR Aéronavale collection most heartily exemplifies.

Manufactured to military-grade functional and ergonomic standards, the new chronograph is every aviation professional's ideal timekeeper. Smartly dressed in uniform navy and marked with trimmings of gold upon its indexes, this timepiece echoes the esteem and elegance of a naval officer's ceremonial dress to a T. Framed by a polished steel case all around its 43mm dial with a graduated blue anodized aluminium bezel, a pair of gilt skeletonised Superluminova hands contrasts against the navy watch face for that look of refined retro chic. Two additional dials at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock — the small seconds counter and the 30-minute timer, respectively — with snailed guilloché decoration further its aesthetic of style and substance.

Housing a calibre BR-CAL.301 mechanical automatic movement, this new Vintage BR Aéronavale Chronograph is a pilot's watch that cuts a sharp silhouette edged with the precision and excellence of military prestige — a loyal companion of  class and tradition.

The Vintage BR Aéronavale Chronograph is available at the Bell & Ross boutique and authorised retailers.