A High-Flying Watch from Bell & Ross celebrating the ”patrouille de France”
Partners for 3 years, Bell & Ross takes great pleasure in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Patrouille de France with a limited edition. An elite unit of the French Air and Space Force, the Patrouille de France, founded in 1953, has built its reputation on the excellence of its pilots chosen from among the best fighter pilots.
“By becoming a partner of the Patrouille de France, Bell & Ross associates itself with the values of this prestigious unit and also becomes an ambassador of French military aeronautical excellence. Bell & Ross seals this date with a unique timepiece, which is the result of a rich and prestigious history between the House of Bell & Ross and military aviation”, underlines Carlos Rosillo, President and co-founder of Bell & Ross.
If the BR 03-92 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY is intended to celebrate the anniversary of the Patrouille de France, it is nonetheless a professional instrument. It adopts the fuselage of the BR 03 : an ultra-light square-shaped case of 42 mm, in high-tech ceramic, water-resistant to 100 metres, it protects the automatic mechanical movement.
For the dial of this exclusive anniversary limited edition, Bell & Ross has chosen a particularly luminous shade of blue, evoking the colour of the Alpha Jet of the Patrouille de France. The insignia of this elite display team and the specific logo of its 70th anniversary appear at the heart of this dial subtly circled in the colours of the French flag.
The Patrouille de France has marked minds for seven decades thanks to its highly skilled pilots, but also its exceptional aircraft. From the Thunderjet, which entered into service in 1953, to the Alphajet, in service since 1981, not forgetting the Ouragan, Mystère IV and the mythical Fouga Magister, these aircraft are part of the legend. To celebrate them, they are represented on the back of the ceramic case of this BR 03-92.
The BR 03-92 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY will be limited to 999 pieces.