In the thrilling domain of aviation and horology, renowned timepiece creator Bell & Ross marks an incredible milestone with its esteemed partner, the Patrouille de France, the esteemed aerobatic unit of the French Air and Space Force. As they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Patrouille de France, Bell & Ross honors the occasion with a stunning limited-edition timepiece, the BR 03-92 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY.
Celebrating Seven Decades of Aerobatic Mastery
For the past 70 years, the Patrouille de France has been lauded worldwide for its unparalleled aerobatic prowess, precision, and panache, demonstrating the highest standards of the French armed forces. Each flight is a remarkable blend of technical excellence and artistic merit. The shared ethos of meticulous preparation and exacting execution finds a parallel in Bell & Ross’s approach to horology, making their partnership a symbiotic celebration of excellence.
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By becoming a partner of the Patrouille de France, Bell & Ross associates itself with the values of this prestigious unit of the French Air and Space Force, and also becomes an ambassador of French military aeronautical excellence.Carlos Rosillo, President and co-founder of Bell & Ross
A Symbolic Partnership
The bond between Bell & Ross and the Patrouille de France goes far beyond mere association. Since their partnership began in 2021, a robust relationship has emerged, reflecting their shared values and a mutual pursuit of excellence.
Colonel Malard, Director of SIRPA Air and Space, remarks, “The French Air and Space Force is proud to celebrate alongside Bell & Ross the 70TH anniversary of the Patrouille de France with this latest watchmaking achievement, the fruit of our shared passion.“
Paying Tribute to Legendary Aircraft
Over seven decades, the Patrouille de France has captivated audiences with not only the skill of its pilots but also its iconic aircraft. From the 1953 Thunderjet to the enduring Alphajet, each aircraft has its own place in this grand saga. The BR 03-92 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY pays homage to these legendary aircraft by engraving their silhouettes on the back of the ceramic case.
It was somewhat complicated for the artistic department to ensure that the 5 aircraft ‘fit’ on the caseback.Bruno Belamich, Creative Director and co-founder of Bell & Ross, emphasizing the challenge and ultimately, the success of the undertaking.
Designed for Pilots, By Pilots
An essential tenet in any aerial performance is the human aspect, reflected in the design philosophy of Bell & Ross. The company places great emphasis on developing watches in collaboration with the pilots who would use them.
Pilots are always consulted for the creation of watches: the primary goal of the House is to meet the needs of these men and provide them with a tool to serve their mission.Bruno Belamich
The BR 03-92 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY is no exception. Inspired by pilots, it is indeed designed for pilots.
Bell & Ross’s tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Patrouille de France is embodied in a professional instrument. The timepiece features the BR 03 fuselage—an ultra-light, square-shaped case (42 x 42 mm) made of high-tech ceramic with a black coating for contrast. It encases the automatic mechanical movement caliber, BR-CAL 302, displaying the hours, minutes, seconds, and date, and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
For the dial of this exclusive timepiece, limited to 999 pieces, Bell & Ross has opted for a vibrant blue, mirroring the hue of the Patrouille de France’s Alpha Jet. The elite team’s emblem and the special logo for its 70th anniversary are centrally positioned on the dial, which is subtly circled in the colors of the French flag.
A Mark of Prestige
The BR 03-92 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY represents more than a beautiful timepiece—it is a tribute to decades of mastery in aerobatics, to the relentless pursuit of excellence, and to a deep, enduring partnership. Limited to only 999 pieces worldwide, this exclusive watch exemplifies the shared values and common history of Bell & Ross and the Patrouille de France.
In its design, its essence, and its execution, the BR 03-92 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE 70TH ANNIVERSARY is a manifestation of the prestige of French wings, and a testament to the bond between two institutions driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence.
It is more than a timepiece—it is a celebration of history, passion, and dedication, and it serves as an eloquent reminder that, in the world of flight and time, precision, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence are timeless values that always soar high.
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