I like our replica BR-126, for it’s not square case and charming sub dials, it brings me ecstasies.
Replica Bell & Ross had a strong collection of new watches for 2014 at Baselworld. My personal favorite model is the BR-126 Blackbird in 2013 Baselworld, a limited edition model with a personality that is meant to honor the Bell & Ross as a brand. At first glance, this watch might look like just another color variation in the BR-126 collection, but it is not that at all.
Later 2013 we began to copy more BR watcbes, but even today the professional diver and aviation style borrowed from Sinn remains. Watches from the two brands today are quite distinct, but if you love Sinn you’ll probably love Bell & Ross, and vice versa. So getting back to the BR 126 Blackbird, it all focuses around a movement that honors the famous Lemania 5100 movement (no longer made today), that was in a lot of Sinn watches about 20 years ago (and of course before that as well).
Replcia Lemania 5100 movement layout sometimes looks like a Valjoux 7750, but it is not. It featured central seconds and minute hands for the chronograph, and a 24 hour AM/PM indicator. The replica BR 126 Blackbird does not contain a Lemania function, but it does contain a Swiss ETA 2892 with a special module produced by Dubois Depraz that recreates the functions of the famed Lemania. Thus, the Bell & Ross BR 126 Blackbird has orange colored central seconds and minutes hands for the chronograph, as well as an orange hand for the subsidiary hours counter. The other two subdials are for the AM/PM indicator and the seconds indicator. Unlike most BR 126 models, there is also a sloped flange ring around the dial (with tachymeter scale) that offers a more expansive look. You should also notice that the hour and minute hands are styled after the BR01 Heritage watches. Last, the chronograph has a flyback function – which is a nice little piece of icing on the cake.
Most Bell & Ross BR-126 models came in 41mm diameter case, but our replica BR-126 Blackbird has a 43mm wide case. This larger case size gives the watch a more impressive look, but doesn’t go so far as to make it a “huge” watch. Bell & Ross’ famed square BR01 watch at 46mm wide is great, but Bell & Ross reports that the smaller 42mm wide BR03 is a better seller. In a round case at 43mm diameter, the BR-126 Blackbird will wear similarly. The replica black PVD case is simple in design but good looking, and it’s a thoroughly military style timepiece without glitz, but it does have a high level of refinement.