In 2009, Bell & Ross made a lasting impression by breaking with traditional watchmaking codes for its very first BR 01 «Skull».
A remarkable version was unveiled in 2015, in the form of the BR 01 SKULL BRONZE. And the story of the now famous Bell & Ross skull has taken yet another twist with the revelation of an extraordinary new face. This brand new version is a celebration of military symbolism and the art of tattooing.
Each of the BR 01 Skull collections pays its own unique tribute to the legendary parachutists of the Second World War. Emerging from the skies at dawn on 6th June 1944, the troops of the 82nd and 101st American airborne divisions played a vital role in the Normandy landings. On their jumpsuits, these elite fighters proudly wore an insignia bearing a skull and the words: «Death from Above», both to intimidate their opponents and to ward off ill fortune.
The realism of the skull in the centre of the «tattoo» is reinforced by the design of the dial on two levels, which brings a depth to the visual effect. The skull is created from stamped metal, a process traditionally used for producing coins and medals, and which creates a true relief.
The watch is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, and will delight collectors and fans of idiosyncratic timepieces.