This party was particularly special this year as Bell & Ross celebrated two significant events:
- Carlos-A.Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross, received the prestigious commendation of Knight of the French Legion of Honor from General Baptiste, Director of the Musée de l’Armée.
The evocative and proud moment was followed by the presentation of the new Bell & Ross Vintage Collection, a collection born from History.
- Two leading models were introduced for this occasion: the Vintage WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir, which reinterprets authentic aviation chronographs of the period; and the Vintage WW2 Régulateur Héritage, a watch that pays tribute to timekeeping instruments used by bomber navigators in the 1930s and 1940s.
Travelling back in time through key moments in the history of military watch making, Bell & Ross bestows a collection which is at the heart of military history.
The award ceremony of the French Legion of Honor and the presentation of the new collection inspired by the military history were all the more meaningful: The Hôtel National des Invalides, an emblematic military site full of history, was the perfect venue for this memorable night. After Carlos Rossillo’s welcome speech, guests gathered around the exquisite culinary buffet and enjoyed Vintage Cognac and Cigar tasting.
Guests also had the opportunity to be photographed in a Vintage décor setting to the sound of an enchanting Jazz singer.
Almost 500 guests were present. Influential media figures rubbed elbows with military representatives, professional pilots, politicians, and watchmaking industry leaders, all sharing their common passion for timepieces.
But also present were all of those people who, at a variety of scales and stages, were the actors in and partners to Bell & Ross’s beautiful professional adventure, with whom Carlos Rosillo and Bruno Belamich were deeply honored and proud to share this exceptional moment.
The warm and inviting atmosphere lasted throughout the night - a event where, among all those watches, one really did not pay heed to the time…