Brand Directory: Bell & Ross
Was founded in 1992 as a project at university between two close friends, Bruno Belamich (Bell) and Carlos A. Rosillo (Ross).
As a French watch company based in Paris, they have their manufacturing in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland The company's watches were originally produced by the German company Sinn, but this partnership ended in 2002 soon after Chanel became a minority shareholder, and production was quickly moved to Switzerland. In 1992, Bell & Ross started supplying pilot watches to the French air force. The company is the official watch supplier to the Escadron de Chasse La Fayette and the French space program. In 2016, Bell & Ross began working with French automaker Renault to create watches that reflect the visual appearance of Formula 1 racing cars. The Bell & Ross Space 1 was the first automatic chronometer to be worn in space in 1994 The Bell & Ross Hydromax 11 100 M was the Guinness World Record holder for wristwatch water-resistance at 11,000 meters in 1998.