News September 2006

Limited edition to 99 pieces

Vintage 126 XL Editión Limitada

A collectable chronograph for connoisseurs of cigars

The Watch Quote™ - September 1st, 2006

Bell & Ross pays tribute to limited edition cigars with the Vintage 126 XL Editión Limitada watch.
A collectable watch for aficionados, with a limited edition of 99 numbered timepieces.

Limited edition cigars are prepared from tobacco leaves that have matured for three to five years, which gives them a chocolate brown shade. Based on an original design, they are the result of a limited production run.

Watches, like cigars, have a strong traditional heritage and are the work of specialist know-how.
This limited edition timepiece reveals the technical wizardry of the manufacturing process and the exceptional character of its mechanism.
The Vintage 126 XL Editión Limitada is a chronograph with complications, large date window and an annual calendar.

The primary function of this chronograph is the mastery of time; as such it has been specially designed to embody the philosophy of those who love quality timepieces and cigars: to stop time in the moments taken to enjoy smoking a cigar.

The materials used, the XL size (42,5 mm) and the colors chosen to make the Vintage 126 XL Editión Limitada watch are a reminder of the sensory and chromatic experience of limited edition cigars.
The chronograph’s two counters evoke the two symbolic rings of limited edition cigars.

The refinement has been pushed as far as it can go with the shape of the hands and the material used for its strap: the hands are in the shape of a cigar and the scales of its alligator strap are a reminder of the veins found in the leaves of a cigar.

The watch is presented and sold in a cigar humidor with a humidifer and a hydrometer. The interior, which is made of Cedar wood, holds up to 50 cigars. The detailing, including the hinges and the push button, are in 18-ct pink gold.

A cigar transforms a few seconds of pleasure into an everlasting moment.
This Vintage 126 XL Editión Limitada watch has been designed as a token of eternity.

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Bell & Ross Vintage 126 XL Editión Limitada

Limited edition to 99 pieces.
A collectable chronograph for connoisseurs of cigars.

Movement automatic mechanical:49 jewels.
Meticulous finishing:plates, oscillating weight and bridges are rhodium plated, decorated and engraved.
Blue steel screws.
Power reserve indicator 40 hours.
Case:size XL 42 mm.
Polished satin finish, 18-ct pink gold.
Flat sapphire glass exhibition back.
Functions:hours, minutes and seconds.
Big date for one calendar year with indication of day and month (the mechanism takes into account the change over between months having 30 and 31 days, date setting takes place once a year in February).
2-counter chronograph (30 minutes and 60 seconds).
Dial:brown with gold-plated counters.
Gold-plated hands and photoluminescent index marks for night reading.
Graduated flange (red 13 to 24 hour markers).
Glass:anti-reflection sapphire.
Water-resistance:200 metres.
Screw-in crown and caseback.
Strap:brown alligator.
Sold in a humidor fitted with a humidifier and a hydrometer, holding up to 30 cigars.
Price:11 900 €

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