Bell & Ross WW2 Regulateur Heritage
Quite possibly their best watch of the year, the WW2 Regulateur Heritage pays tribute to the watches worn by the bomber navigators in the 1930’s and 1940’s. This model uses a not often seen but delightful format for displaying the time – the regulator format.  This dial layout originated in the very beginnings of Swiss watch manufactures. Every watch that left the factory was set to a master clock which was called the regulator. The dial separated the minutes, hours, and seconds hands into dials of their own so that it would be less confusing for the watchmakers.

One of the great misconceptions about the collection name is that WW2 is making a reference to the second Great War; in fact, it actually stands for ‘Wrist Watch 2’, even though most of Bell & Ross’ pieces tend to be inspired from that era. The case is shaped in a retro ‘cookie cutter’ design making it easy to rotate the bidirectional bezel with gloved hands. At the 12 position is a red triangle for orientation. The case is crafted from sandblasted stainless steel finished with grey PVD. On the left side of the case is a large Onion shaped main crown for effortless winding of this watch and modifications to the time.

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The dial is black and displays the minutes with a central hand and the hours and seconds with small counters at the 6 and 12 positions respectively. The hands and indexes are coated with luminescence and are sand colored. Protecting the dial is a sapphire crystal chosen for its highly scratch resistant properties. The sapphire crystal is also glare proofed on both sides ensuring that optimum readability is always achieved.

This watch from Bell & Ross is fitted with an automatic mechanical movement made in Switzerland. The leather strap is made with distressed calfskin and features saddle stitching giving this piece an even greater rugged appeal. The clasp is a sandblasted stainless steel also with grey PVD finished classic hook buckle. The Bell & Ross WW2 Regulateur Heritage is water resistant to 50 meters (5 ATM). The case of this handsome watch is surprisingly large coming in at 49mm in diameter, excluding the main crown.

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