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Bell & Ross - Vintage WW2 Regulateur Heritage Watch

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As its entry to BASELWORLD 2012, the Vintage WW2 Regulateur Heritage Watch from Bell & Ross was in fact its third iteration which highlighted the importance of military timepiece. The endeavor started in 2011 with Bell & Ross PW1 (or Pocket Watch 1), a pocket watch with similar styling and functionality as those used during World War I. That was then followed by WW1 (or Wrist Watch 1), a facsimile of wrist watch from the time period. This year, Bell & Ross took references from time keeping instruments utilized by World War II bombardiers in calculation of flight and navigational positions. As with those from 50+ years ago, the Vintage WW2 fashions a "gun metal" sandblasted steel with PVD finish 49 mm case. Enclosed, a Dubois Depraz mechanical movement with automatic winding. Because of gloved hands, the navigational timepieces then are usually quipped with a large bi-directional bezel to help time markings. As a contemporary replica, Bell & Ross added a large bezel to the Vintage WW2. Sapphire crystal to minimize scratches, the Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 is waterproof up to 50 meters and comes with a distressed calfskin band. Similar to the rest of the Vintage Series, only a limited number of the Vintage WW2 will be available at Bell & Ross dealers worldwide.