Bell&Ross served as a partner of the French Patrol aerobatic team for three years and launched a limited edition watch to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the French Air Force elite unit – the Patrouille de France was founded in 1953 and has soared in the sky for 70 years, known as one of the world’s most outstanding fancy air show fleets, the team members are all top fighter pilots, and their performance is constantly improving, which has established a special status and reputation for the fleet. The performance team symbolizes the excellence of the French military and the aerospace industry. Every performance is fantastic in terms of technology and art. Rigorous preparations and precise execution performances have achieved repeated innovations in the past 70 years. These valuable experiences And principles are still in line with the times today and even more in line with the idea of Bell&Ross.
Carlos Rosillo, president, and co-founder of Bell&Ross, said: “The aerobatic team is an elite force of the French Air Force, and they are also ambassadors for the excellence of the French military and aerospace technology. The BR 03-92 PAF 70th anniversary swiss replica watch has witnessed the rich and long history of Bell&Ross and military aviation.
The alliance between the patrol aerobatic team and Bell&Ross is more meaningful than the cooperation between ordinary brands. Just as the aerobatic team requires a tacit understanding between the team members, the performance team and Bell&Ross are, respectively, the authority in flight and watchmaking, with the same concept. The two sides have cooperated more and more closely since 2021 and have established a solid and solid partnership so far.
Colonel Mallard, director of SIRPA Air and Space, said: “The French Air Force and Bell&Ross have established a close and trustworthy partnership since 2020, based on the aerobatic team brand and the common philosophy of both parties – self-transcendence, relentless innovation, strict precision and unity, It is always the belief that the performance team and Bell&Ross adhere to. More importantly, both parties are also striving for perfection and are committed to improving the status of French technology and culture, which makes the cooperation between the two parties have more profound significance. The commemorative series of swiss fake watches launched this time is the crystallization of the common philosophy and enthusiasm of both parties.”
Over the past 70 years, the Patrol Air Demonstration Team has touched countless hearts thanks to the outstanding performance of skilled pilots and fighter jets. The fighter’s appearance is slender and graceful, like a dragon, and it cuts through the sky. Thunderjet, which entered service in 1953, and Alphajet, which joined service in 1981, as well as Ouragan, Mystère IV, and Fouga Magister, are all classic legends, and they appeared together in BR 03- The ceramic case back of the 92 PAF 70th Anniversary Watch is a tribute to these legendary fighters.
Paying homage to the legend also had to overcome some technical challenges. Bruno Belamich, another founder and creative director, said: “Since the aerobatic team was established in 1953, these five fighters have been in service successively. It was more complicated for the art department, but the task was ultimately completed.
A timepiece for pilots
The success of an air show depends entirely on the pilot’s performance. The flight instruments on the plane are all tools to assist the pilot. Bell&Ross’s watchmaking philosophy also follows this principle. Timepieces must meet the requirements of professionals, and the technical performance of the watch is no exception. , also adds a layer of real practical significance.
Bruno Belamich recalled: “Before we make a watch, we must consult the pilot. The first goal is to meet their needs and make timepieces that can assist them in completing their tasks. For example, the BR 03 TYPE A Patrouille de France is based on the pilot’s requirements. It is produced and equipped with a quartz movement, which has two display modes of running needles and jumping characters.” The new BR 03-92 PAF limited edition is no exception. Pilots provide design inspiration and participate in watch design.
The BR 03-92 PAF watch commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Patrol Air Show Team. It is also an out-and-out professional timepiece. The case is treated with black coating to highlight the contrast of design details. BR-CAL 302 self-winding movement displays hours, minutes, seconds, and dates. The point is waterproof to about 100 meters and limited to 999 pieces.
Bell&Ross specially selected a bright, bright blue dial for this new work, which echoes the uniform color of the aerobatic team pilots. The logo of the performance team and the 70th-anniversary logo are placed on both sides of the dial, and the outer edge of the dial is subtly circled with the blue of the French flag—white and red tricolor.