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  • Bell & Ross Releases New BR-S Ceramic Phantoms

    2009 November 04

    Bell & Ross released its new Phantom versions of the BR-S collection. Four models comprise this limited edition series of which two are white and two are black.

  • Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Bell & Ross BR Heritage

    2009 March 20

    Vintage and modern mix is the latest and greatest from Bell & Ross. The new BR Heritage, each timepiece features a black dial, with numbers, index marks and hands covered with a sand-colored photo luminescent coating. The crystals are anti-reflective sapphire and water-resistant (down to 100m). The bracelets are printed natural leather of heavy-duty synthetic.

  • A History of Bell & Ross at Matt Baily

    2010 January 06

    In 2004, Bell & Ross was a sleeping giant. Matt Baily caught on early to their potential, and joined their retailer network in time to witness one of the greatest success stories of the modern watch industry. Now recognizable all over the country, it wasn't so when Matt Baily Marchand de Montres et Bijoux became the first Canadian dealer of Bell & Ross in 2004. The Montreal boutique remained the sole retailer to sell the watches in Canada until the introduction of the BR Instruments exploded their popularity in later years. As an employee of Matt Baily, I witnessed the company"s transformation watch by watch.

  • Bell and Ross Creates a Dashboard Clock for Peugeot

    2008 January 31

    In 2006, Bell and Ross teamed up with Peugeot to create a stylish, aerodynamic dashboard clock. Since then, the timepiece has remained a constant fixture in their concept cars. The 2008 release continues in this tradition, featuring the B&R clock prominently mounted to the dash. The following photos are from their original collaboration. Noteworthy, and still to our liking here at Matt Baily.

  • Bell & Ross BR-S White Ceramic Gold VS. Chanel J12 ref. H2180

    2009 August 13

    In the past year, the usage of ceramic has been greatly popularized by brands such as Chanel, Hublot, and Bell & Ross. Although its benefits were known to the watch world for many years, it is only recently that the general, watch-loving public has become appreciative of the material's qualities. Chanel has offered the J12 ceramic watch for many years now. Bell & Ross, while comparably a newcomer to the ceramic game, have slightly preceded the boom with the production of the BR-03 Ceramic. I have chosen to compare two popular models from Chanel and Bell And Ross in order to highlight the advantages and allure of ceramic on watches.

  • New Bell & Ross BR 01 All Carbon Fiber Watches

    2009 October 17

    Featured in a photo within the latest Swiss edition of Revolution magazine, is the brand new Bell & Ross BR-01 94 all-carbon-fiber watch. These new models have slipped through the cracks since they were spotted at last year's Baselworld fair. Now new pictures are available and the new all carbon fiber BR 01s are official.

  • Bell & Ross keeps turning up

    2008 June 20

    Spotted on the wrist of John Gulbis, the father and coach of the LPGA star and sex symbol Natalie Gulbis, was a BR01 92 limited edition Orange time piece.

  • Exclusive in Canada Bell and Ross BR01 Tourbillon

    2007 December 07

    We are proud to say that we will be exclusive in Canada in receiving the Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon. This extremely limited piece should be arriving before the end of the year.

  • There's more than just Black and White on the BR03 94 Black and White

    2007 December 12

    The Bell & Ross BR03 94 Black and White Instrument gives the model a contrast and pop like the Limited Editions do, but making it part of the regular series. What impressed us the most is silver ring that frames the dial. It really gives this piece an added punch.

  • First Bell and Ross BR01 Tourbillon in Canada

    2008 March 18

    We are proud to say that we will be receiving the first Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon in Canada. This extremely exclusive watch, limited to 60 pieces worldwide, should be arriving next week.

  • Bell Ross BR01 Tourbillon is finally in Canada

    2008 May 07

    After arriving under armed guard, the Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon is finally here, we have waited patiently since ordering it at the Basel fair a year ago. We carefully opened the beautiful Carbon Fiber box to expose the grey foam rubber that cradled this magnificent Instrument.

  • Bell & Ross BR-S Ceramic For the Mother of Your Children

    2010 May 06

    After the children's celebration of Mother's Day, featuring cards adorned with macaroni, breakfasts in bed, and adorable proud faces how does one show his appreciation for the mother of his children? A beautiful, luxury Bell & Ross watch like those in the BR-S Ceramic collection is a decisively good start!

  • Basel 2012 - Bell & Ross WW1 Jump Hour

    2012 March 08

    The latest news from Bell & Ross - an updated Jump Hour model in the WW1 line available in 18k rose gold and platinum.

  • Bell & Ross BR Vintage 126 Heritage Preview

    2010 March 30

    As mentioned on the Matt Baily Facebook fan page, we were "floored" at Baselworld 2010 by the Bell & Ross' novelties. We were not able to get footage or pictures of these spectacular models, but fortunately Bell & Ross are quite active online and several videos regarding their new models have been posted on their website. The major news is the introduction of an entire new collection of beautiful watches dubbed the BR Vintage collection. This year's ambassadors of this collection are the BR V123 and V126 Heritage.

  • New Bell & Ross Airborne Diamond Studded Models

    2009 October 08

    The Bell & Ross watch that turned the most heads this year is definitely the limited edition BR-01 Airborne. Even if the skull and bones dial put a few people off at first, the story behind the design won many of them over. Two new diamond-set versions of the watch will be released in limited editions of 99 pieces each. 415 or 672, full-cut, hand-set, black and clear diamonds will adorn the cases of the two models. Their names are simply the BR 01 Airborne 415 and BR 01 Airborne 672.

  • Basel 2012 - Bell & Ross BR01 Horizon

    2012 March 07

    New from Bell & Ross - the BR01 Horizon

  • Bell and Ross BR-02 Instrument in the Stratosphere

    2008 May 22

    Bell & Ross have always upheld their promise to build watches fit for professionals. Continuously they have proved their worth by supplying some of the most demanding professionals in France. Air Force pilots to bomb disposal experts have been dedicated and have used a B & R timepiece. Now to demonstrate how durable and versatile the new BR 02 Instruments are, Bell & Ross are sponsoring an amazing endeavor that pits a human and a watch against possibly the harshest environmental conditions ever.

  • Bell and Ross BR03 51 GMT: Sexy, Light, and Priced Just Right

    2008 February 05

    The Bell & Ross BR03 51 GMT is not only an extremely stylish piece, with its light weight titanium case, carbon fiber dial and orange hand on its second time zone dial , but it is a very complicated watch for the money. Not only does it have the two independent time zone dials but it also has a large double wheel date. Every watch enthusiast knows that every little complication added to a mechanical watch, increases the watches price.

  • Fire Fighting Instructor Tests the BR01-96 to Its Limits

    2008 January 07

    At the Scottish International Fire Training Center, Mr. Fragne, fire fighting instructor, tests the Bell & Ross BR01-96 to its limits during a flame bending exercise. Enjoy the photostream!

  • Bell and Ross Pre-Basel Unveiling Unveiled

    2008 March 29

    Bell & Ross has released details on their newest Instrument and it has been reported on Timezone. There will be two models shown at Baselworld in the new rectangular shape. One will be the tourbillon Minuteur in rose gold, and the other will be a titanium model that will feature the ultra-hard diamond like coating (DLC). I have even heard reports from a customer that spotted the actual watch in Paris on the a shop-owner's wrist. The watch looks so good he called us upon returning to Montreal to ask about it.

  • BASEL 2009 - Bell & Ross Instrument BR01 Airborne

    2009 March 31

    The case, in glass bead blasted steel with black 'carbon powder coating', measures 46mm. It has a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters.

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