Bell & Ross recently introduced two new professional watch models, within their Instrument collection, the BR 01-96 and BR 01-97 Commando Limited Editions. Specially designed for the elite fighting commando forces, each watch features a stealth grey color scheme and reflects no light.

Two models have been announced, both of which are limited to editions of 500 pieces. The Bell & Ross Commando BR 01-96 presents the hours minutes and sweep seconds, in addition to a large date display adjustable through the winding crown. The BR 01-97 features a conventional date display, but offers a circular power reserve indicator to reveal the degree of operating power remaining in the spring barrel.

Both of the Bell & Ross Commando watches are powered by ETA base calibers which have a power reserve of 42 hours. Anti-reflective flat sapphire crystals, and black superluminova-applied hands and bold hour and minute scales assure excellent readability in any lighting condition. The distinctive dials are matched by Bell & Ross grey rubber straps and powder coated buckles. Cloth straps are available optionally. Water-resistance is 100 meters.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.