Another day, another Bell&Ross. I’ve always loved B&R and I’m still loving them thanks to their new WWI line. They kind of blew their wad on the square BR line so they moved into a more heritage look and I’m glad they did. The WW1-92 is a circular watch with a huge diameter and faux wire lugs that simulate the original pilots watches from way back when.

As you’ll recall, aviator watches were actually pocketwatches with welded lugs so flyboys could wear them in the air. An original WW1 type pocketwatch is fairly rare but it’s nice to see B&R recreating the look with a little panache. The watch is a bit boring – three handers don’t do it for me – but they’re quite striking.

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By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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