Launched in 1992, Bell & Ross came together as a team of designers as well as a team of aircraft control specialists with a simple idea: they wanted to create watches suited perfectly for intense professional use. The original idea was to create a watch that could stand up to the most extreme conditions while keeping in with the great tradition of Swiss watchmakers. These days Bell & Ross watches decorate the wrists of the world’s most extreme professionals. From astronauts to underwater bomb disposal experts, Bell & Ross is always there, always reliable.
Launched in 1992 by Bruno Belamich and Carlos A. Rosilo, Bell & Ross watches were designed by the duo and manufactured by German watchmaker Sinn. The watches, such as the BR, was originally designed to emulate the instrument panel of an airplane cockpit. The BR02 finds itself on the opposite end of the spectrum, catering to divers, displaying highly visible dials as well as a case resistant to pressure down to 1000 meters. Initially Bell & Ross watches were practically reissues of the Sinn designs, showcasing both the B&R logo as well as Sinn. The partnership between the two companies ended in 2002. It was at this time Bell & Ross began producing its pieces independently at their new facilities in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
All Bell & Ross watches follow the same four design principles. Those are visibility, functionality, water-resistance, and precision. Of these, water-resistance has remained as the one of the more consistently important. The unequivocally accurate Swiss mechanical movements of the ETA Valjoux, as well as large, clear indicators such as those found on aircraft instrument panels, are also staples of each and every Bell & Ross watch that comes off the line.
A Bell & Ross watch is much like an automobile in that proper cleaning and maintenance will help to ensure a higher value down the road. Watches have a ton of moving parts, and if one of those parts is off by even a fraction of a degree, the entire mechanism will suffer. Make sure to take your Bell & Ross in for a “tune-up” every four years or so to make sure all the bits and pieces inside the case of the watch are moving as they should. Regular cleanings can also have a dramatic effect on a watch’s value. A clean, polished bracelet and a well-functioning clasp can mean a world of difference when our team of evaluators is determining the final value of your Bell & Ross watch. Make sure to hold on to your original box and paperwork as well. Not only does it add to the watch’s overall value, it helps our evaluator’s to establish the legitimacy of your Bell & Ross.
With Pawngo, loaning against your Bell & Ross is as easy as filling out our simple application. Our team of evaluators are all GIA graduate gemologists and have decades of experience in the field. Once you fill out your application, our evaluators will send you an initial offer based on your description. Once you accept that offer, you’ll receive a prepaid FedEx shipping label. After your Bell & Ross is received at Pawngo’s secure facility, we will run a thorough evaluation and send you out your final offer. Once that offer is accepted, we fund your bank account directly! It’s as simple as that. All you need to do is click the button above to Get Started Now!