Friday, December 27, 2013
The BR 126 Blackbird Flyback watch by Bell & Ross is a historic timepiece, particularly for chronograph aficionados who love the aviation theme of the 21-year old watchmaking company from Switzerland. The white and black dial of the BR 126 retains the compact, multi-functional professional watch appeal that is often ascribed to Bell & Ross pieces. An aperture at four-thirty indicates the date, a central seconds subdial sits at three o’clock, and opposite it at nine o’clock is a 24-hour indicator that separates AM and PM, for more convenient time-telling. At the central bottom part of the watch is the feature which gave it the name – the flyback function. A chronograph module movement on base Swiss ETA 2892, produced by Dubois Depraz, nestles underneath the complicated dial. With an orange bracelet and matching accents on the dial, the Bell and Ross Blackbird Flyback is classic with a dash of unconventional sophistication.
Find it at Shreve & Co in San Francisco, California – authorized retailer for Bell and Ross.