Bell & Ross released a great vintage looking pilot’s watch known as the WW1-97 Heritage. This watch is constructed out of stainless steel and is 45 mm in size. The dial is black with untreated matte metal Arabic numerals. The dial features a power reserve indicator above the 6,7 and 8 numerals. giving it more of a pilot gauge aesthetic. The hour and minute hands are constructed out of metal with a gilt seconds hand. The watch is fitted on a black alligator strap with a stainless steel buckle.
I love this watch. The contrast is amazing and the wired lugs are a nice touch. The movement is the ETA 2894 modified for Bell & Ross. The proportions seem to be right although I would have preferred a bigger onion crown . Instead of black alligator, I would have used a military camel or tan colored strap. The Arabic metal numeral have been nicely brushed to give it that military deconstructed look. The only thing is that the numerals are very close to Zenith Pilot watch. Also at $4,500 there are better watches out there for the money. If this watch was $2,500-$3,000 it would be a hell of a value all day!