Basel 2012 - Bell & Ross WW1 Jump Hour ¶
Hot off the press is the announcement of the new Bell & Ross WW1 Jump Hour series, available in 18k rose gold and platinum. Each model will be limited - 25 pieces for the platinum, 50 for the rose gold. Both will be 42mm diameter with wire lugs replicating the style of early wristwatches converted from pocketwatches, and both will come on alligator leather straps. The rose gold model will feature a grained silver dial with blued indicators, while the platinum model has a two-tone dial with a linear power reserve indicator.
The WW1 Jump Hour takes its movement from the Vintage Jumping Hour series and features a digital hour indication at 12 o'clock. Minutes are indicated in the centre of the dial. A power reserve scale is located at 6 o'clock. Overall the design is simple and easy to read, a hallmark of the Jumping Hour.