In 2011, Bell & Ross produced a valuable pocket watch, the Pocket Watch 1 (PW1), to pay tribute to the pocket watches worn by soldiers during the First World War from 1914 to 1918; the Pocket Watch 1 has a diameter of 49 mm and is full. The polished case is elegant and perfectly reproduces the characteristics of the timepiece at the time. Later, when Air Force pilots were on duty, they gradually replaced pocket watches with wristwatches to make it easier to read time. The Bell & Ross watch brand took this history as the topic and launched the Wrist Watch 1 after PW1; The watch’s welded lugs, generous dial size, and minimalist bezel design echoed the first watch designs worn by pilots at the time.
Vintage WW1 Guynemer watch limited to 500 pieces
Bell & Ross authentically reproduces the military watch design style and technical characteristics of the First World War. The antique copper color of the steel case, the milky white dial, the yellow sand numbers and hands from antique timepieces, the welded lugs, the slender natural belt with a taste of time and frost, and the large pitted crown (for the convenience of the pilot at the time Adjusted when wearing gloves) and other details, for the Vintage WW1 Guynemer watch with the charm of those years. The nostalgic atmosphere and the watch style are perfectly natural, and the flying stork pattern at 6 o’clock adds even more historical significance, because the squadron pilot saw the stork logo as a mascot, and the back of the case was engraved with a portrait of Georges Guynemer, echoing the stork pattern, and the dial number The design also matches the 2 on the fuselage of Georges Guynemer; the blue seconds hand is a watchmaking tradition, and the arched crystal glass is cut with high technology, adding a touch of antique watch temperament.
Bell & Ross borrows a century-old WW1 special replica Guynemer limited edition watch
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Looking back on 1914, the outbreak of World War I, when flying technology was still in its infancy. The French Clément Ader made its first test flight in 1890, but the American Wright brothers formally made a successful test flight in 1903. By 1909, Louis Blériot successfully flew over the ‘English Channel’; however, only a few pioneer pilots had the opportunity to taste the sky Taste, Georges Guynemer is one of them. Georges Guyneme was born in 1894. He was frail and sick from an early age. After the outbreak of World War I, he aspired to join Rong Weiguo. He was rejected by the French military because of his poor constitution. He has always been obsessed with flying. He was qualified as an Air Force pilot in April 1915, and was assigned to the third Stork squadron. He later piloted the Morane-Saulnier Type L fighter to demonstrate first-class flight technology. Later he will The Morane-Saulnier Type L fighter jets piloted by them all bear the words ‘Vieux Charles’.
In 1912, the French 12th Fighter Brigade formed the third squadron in Reims, France. When the war broke out, the squadron was sent to Alsace and decided to use storks because storks were very common in the area. Some pilots even reported that there were storks during the flight Fly at random and witness the deep fate of the squadron and the flying stork. Georges Guynemer was initially assigned a simple task of observing the enemy. By July 19, 1915, he had shot down enemy fighters for the first time as a fighter pilot. At that time, the Nieuport 10 fighter he piloted was more powerful and had a better record. He soon became the best pilot of the French Air Force and was awarded the Legion of Honor Medal of Honor by the 21st birthday. His outstanding talent and technology even influenced the design of Air Force fighters (including SPAD fighters). Thanks to his ingenious suggestions, SPAD became one of the most outstanding fighter aircraft of the French military. He participated in the battle of Verdun and the Somme, and was wounded many times. On September 17, 1917, he was lifted off as Captain of the Flying Stork Squadron, but he did not expect that this was the last mission. He was only 22 years old when he died for the country. During his three years in the army, he participated in many battles and made great achievements, including confirming the shooting down of 53 enemy aircraft (and the possibility of shooting down another 35 enemy aircraft). The French Air Force later seized him as a military flying hero.
Established in 1935, the École de l’Air has the school motto of Georges Guynemer’s motto ‘Overcoming Overcoming’ and has a commemorative plaque beside the Air Base 701 runway at Salon-de-Provence. Engrave the following words to encourage today’s flying students: “Until you have given everything, you have given nothing” (Captain Guynemer, unless you have done your best).
Georges Guynemer, the flying stork that accompany him, spread his wings in the WW1 Guynemer watch today, paying tribute to the flying hero of the year. Bell & Ross presents the Vintage WW1 Guynemer Limited Watch to the legendary pilot Georges Guynemer and all flying heroes of the Flying Stork Squadron.
This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and Bell & Ross also pays tribute to all flying pioneers with this new timepiece.