Sotheby’s celebrates Bell & Ross 25th anniversary with online auction of classics

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It is the 25th anniversary of Bell & Ross this year, and to mark the occasion, Sotheby’s has opened an online-only auction featuring 25 wristwatches from the archive.

The curated auction, which opens  today (July 11) and ends on July 25, aims to draw attention to the French brand’s design history.

Sotheby’s promises Bell & Ross collectors will have the opportunity to bag a bargain, with some pieces listed with estimates as low as $500.

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Describing a few of the auction lots, Sotheby’s says:

For those who enjoy the mixed-metal trend, a Stainless Steel and Pink Gold Square Form Automatic Center Seconds Wristwatch circa 2008 is a perfect pick. Combining date and power reserve indications, this Ref BR03 carries a pre-sale estimate of $2/4,000.

9730 Coated Stainless Steel and Pink Gold Square Form Automatic (lot 7, 1)

 

Those with an interest in the military may be fond of a Green Coated Ceramic Square Form Automatic Center Seconds Wristwatch with Date, appropriately called the Military Spec and a staple of the brand (both estimate $1,500/3,500).

9730 Green Coated Ceramic Square Form Automatic (lot 2, 1)

 

Finally, the classicist with an appreciation for the modern may take a liking to a White Gold Automatic Chronograph with Date and Registers. This simple yet beautiful Ref 126 wristwatch, combining vintage styles and modern materials, was designed circa 2010 (estimate $2/4,000).

9730 White Gold Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Registers (lot 13, 1)

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