Replica Watch Review: Bell & Ross BR 126 Blackbird Flying Machine Legacy
The Replica Bell&Ross BR 126 Blackbird is a tribute to one of the fastest and most thrilling planes ever made. This limited edition watch has launched at the Baselworld 2013 show and back then it was priced at 6,700. Watch collectors and fans have received this timepiece with great enthusiasm and fascination for the Blackbird flying machine legacy.
The Bell & Ross BR 126 Blackbird is an amazing design that is available with a case that measures 43 mm in diameter and it is manufactured with stainless steel and coated with an exceptional PVD. The true beauty of this watch is located on the dial that features a matte-black surface and an impressive legibility due to its modern orange accents. Needless to say, the overall design of the watch is fresh and fierceless.
When you first look at the watch you get the impression that this is actually an uber-sophisticated military watch. At the inside, the Bell&Ross BR 126 Blackbird is powered by an in-house Bell&Ross automatic chronograph replica mechanism in partnership with the famous Dubois Depraz manufacturer. The innovative touch of its design is the additional hand that is located on the dial, designed to measure minutes by using a 60 minutes arc instead of the usual 20 minutes small dial. And let’s not forget the fact that it also offers a distinctive flyback function and an original a.m/p.m indicator.
The thing that most Bell&Ross 126 Blackbird fans appreciate is the two interchangeble straps. Every purchased watch comes with two types of bands- one is an orance canvas strap and one is a black rubber band. The orange one is a very bold choice for those young and bold men who want to impress with an excellent sense of style. Whereas the textured rubber strap has a more traditional look and is perfect for a more classic outfit.
Bell&Ross didn’t get influenced by the numerous positive reviews dedicated to the BR 126 Blackbird and it remained ferm in its decision of manufacturing this design only in a limited number of 500 pieces. The inside mechanism was also a special edition movement that offers superb complications.
The limited edition Bell & Ross BR 126 Blackbird is a beautiful and functional modern sports watch that emphasises the beauty of one of the most remarkable flying machines ever made- the “Blackbird”. It is the ideal timepiece for a stylish modern man or for a fashionable pilor who wants to enrich its look with a sophisticated and luxurious watch.