Bell & Ross BR12694 Beige Calfskin

$4,200 $5,200

Complete set plus warranty. 

Condition: Like New

Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.301. Mechanical automatic.

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Date. Chronograph with 2 counters (60-second and 30-minute timers). 

Case: satin-finished steel.  41 mm diameterScrew-down case back.

Dial: beige. Numerals, indexes and hands coated with photoluminescent material. 

Crystal: domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating. 

Water-resistance: 100 m. 

Strap: brown calfskin.

 Buckle: folding. Satin-finished steel.


The origins of the mechanical watch for professionals.
To attract amateurs in luxury watch-making and collectors alike, Bell & Ross have designed a stopwatch whose style, like its name, evokes the origins of professional watches. Military personnel, and in particular pilots, were the first professional users to consider the wristwatch a tool to aid in their missions. This homage to the past gave rise to a model that is both classic in its style and modern in its design: the Vintage BR 126 watch


Winding (crown in 0 position)
With the watch off, wind the mechanism by turning the crown clockwise. After about 30 rotations, the watch is fully wound (the mechanism has no stop in order to keep the winder from being wound too tightly). The operating time is then about 40 hours. When the watch is being worn, the clockwork winds the movement.
Setting the time. Pull the crown into position 2. The second hand is then stopped, which lets you set the time down to the second. Set the time by turning the crown in the desired direction.
Setting the date. Fast setting* (crown in position 1): pull the crown into position 1 and set the date by turning the crown counter-clockwise. Slow setting (crown in position 2): in order to ensure that the date changes at midnight instead of at noon, it is recommended to set the date using the hour hands. Pull the crown into position 2 and turn the hands until the date is changed. Next set the time accurately.
Time is measured in minutes and seconds.
Measuring a short time.
D button. Pressed 1st time: starts keeping time. Pressed 2nd time: stops keeping time. Pressed 3rd time: starts keeping time again. This lets you subtract one or more intervals of time from the total time measured, or to total up the measurement of several short periods. F button (only used when the stopwatch is off). Press once: resets the stopwatch
*Fast date setting. As with all mechanical stopwatches that have a calendar, fast date setting (crown in position 1) MAY NOT UNDER ANY CIR- CUMSTANCES be carried out between 21:00 (9 P.M.) and 3:00 (3 A.M.).
One the watch has been completely set, in order to guarantee perfect water-tightness, push the crown back into position 0. The crown and the buttons must never be manipulated underwater.
After being immersed in seawater, it is recommended to always rinse off the watch and its band with clean water. It is also recommended to check that your watch is still watertight every two years. In order to guarantee service compliant with the brand’s requirements, any servicing on your watch must be carried out by the Bell & Ross repair center or by a watch- maker approved by Bell & Ross. Whenever repairs are made during the warranty period, you will need to present the Bell & Ross warranty card, duly dated and signed by the reseller when the watch was purchased.

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