History of Bell & Ross
Bell & Ross was founded in 1992 by two friends: Bruno Belamich (Bell) and Carlos A. Rosillo (Ross). The two Frenchmen shared a common vision to produce tool watches for professionals and teamed up with Sinn watches for their production. The first watches featured a highly recognizable design that replicated the shape of airplane cockpit instruments. In 2002, the brand was purchased by the fashion-giant Chanel and its timepieces are now produced in Switzerland’s La Chaux-de-Fonds.
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Five interesting facts about Bell & Ross:
Bell & Ross started out as a university project by lifelong friends Belamich and Rosillo.
The brand holds the world record for the watch with the greatest water resistance — 11,000 meters.
Bell & Ross has created watches for NATO and the French armed forces, as well as a special collection for bomb disposal squad members of the French Security Services.
The first watches featured both the logos from Bell & Ross and Sinn.
Famous people spotted wearing Bell & Ross include John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Hulk Hogan and Joel McHale among others.
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