New Vintage Look: Nixon Sam and Bell & Ross Watches
Vintage, military and aviation style watches have been all the rage. Beginning with an opening salvo of NATO strapped military Burberry watches and then culminating with Australian cult brand Nixon, it’s proof in the pudding that form follows function. Taking design cues and influences from military inspired themes, it seemed fitting to name this newest of the new after surface-to-air missiles (SAM), Nixon SAM military timepieces feature a 3-hand Japanese quartz movement with date function and a canvas and hand worked Horween leather lined band. Get these beauties from Barneys New York online, they’re a real steal at $250.
BR S Heritage and BR S Steel
Inspired by aviation cockpit dials, Bell & Ross is offering the iconic BR 01, in a smaller, thinner and elegant – the BR S 39 mm version. While some are still into the big watch craze, I feel that this 39mm Bell & Ross is perfect for business suited executives. Why? Because 42mm tends to make your shirt cuffs tight and misshapen but I digress. Surprisingly thin, ergonomic and suitable for everyday use, the Aviation BR S collection is available in BR S Heritage (in ceramic) and BR S Steel (in steel obviously), incredibly refined the new case size makes for the perfect excuse for any Monsieur to justify his new watch purchase (“I can share this watch with you sweetheart…”) because they’re obviously pricier than $250.
Bell & Ross Baselworld 2011 Interview