Bell & Ross the new Vintage WW1 Argentium Opaline Dial


Bell & Ross has always been fascinated with aeronautical instrumentation and the plane as an object. This inspiration has nurtured the development of collections based on two ideas: the first, aeronautical instrumentation, specifically that of the instrument panel, in its AVIATION Collection; the second, the evocation of key eras in the history of aviation through the development of pilot watches in the VINTAGE Collection.

As part of the latter, the Vintage WW1 ARGENTIUM® (Wrist Watch 1) illustrates an evolutionary point midway between the pocket watch and the wristwatches of the 1940s.

With the WW1 ARGENTIUM®, Bell & Ross preserves the magic of vintage timepieces and sublimates them with the most innovative watch-making techniques: by using a new oxidation-resistant alloy, Argentium®, the pioneering watchmaker is reviving a forgotten metal. Inimitable color, magnificent luster and unique depth: the WW1 ARGENTIUM® is suffused with all the nobility of silver.

Created from a unique silver alloy, the WW1 ARGENTIUM® models perfectly reflect the high-quality allure of the early wristwatches.

An exercise in style mastered by Bell & Ross, these two models demonstrate the perfect refinement of its art.

These two versions continue the characteristics specific to the WW1 collection:

The WW1 ARGENTIUM® stand out from the other models in the WW1 45mm collection due to their smaller diameter (41mm) and the unique luster of their silver case and finish.

In 2013, a new version with an opaline dial joins the two existing versions, Ruthenium and Silver. The sunburst dial of this new version shimmers with opalescent reflections, blending subtly with the silver of the case to create a marvelous harmony. The hands, numerals and index markers present a tone-on-tone display of elegant sobriety.

With their blue, orange red or white alligator leather straps, these masculine classics can be transformed into feminine icons.

Attractive and refined down to their last details, marked by their elegance and optimum comfort, these WW1 ARGENTIUM® models will appeal to men and women looking for authenticity.

The WW1 ARGENTIUM® models are the perfect embodiment of Bell & Ross’s mission: to turn back time to add new treasures from the past to its collection.



Vintage WW1 Argentium Opaline, Silver & Ruthenium Dial








Specifications (Click to slide)

Vintage WW1 Argentium

  • Movement : mechanical manual (ETA 7001)
  • Case : 41 mm. Argentium®
  • Functions : hours, minutes and small second hand
  • Dial : opaline, silver or ruthenium finish. Sunburst, domed. Appliqué metal numerals and index
  • Crystal : anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
  • Water resistance : 30 meters
  • Strap : grey, blue, orange red or white alligator leather straps
  • Buckle : pin buckle. Argentium®





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