Craving…Bell & Ross BR-S Ceramic
Despite being all up for the retro inspired movement that has been making it’s way into people’s wrists (digital gold cased Casios being my personal favourite, specially if you score the model with incorporated keyboard), I believe a man should have a few distinctive horological pieces in his inventory. Look for swiss made watches from long established manufacturers, with a heritage of quality craftsmanship. I am well aware of the price tags on most of these pieces but consider it a lifetime item, a legacy to be passed on generation to generation (most of mine were previously my father’s which adds a sentimental value).
Fortunately, there are a few great watches that won’t leave you on the brink of bankruptcy (assuming you have not won the lottery), such as this model from Bell & Ross. You probably heard of Bell & Ross as a manufacturer of sturdy watches for professional uses (think of astronauts, pilots, divers, etc.) and instinctively envision their most famous model the Instrument BR, inspired by aircraft panels’ indicators. With numerous models available in the Instrument BR Collection, the BR-S Ceramic presents itself as a beautiful and affordable option. It is also available in different colors and with other straps.
(All photos from www.watchsites.net)