BELL & ROSS X THE RAKE AND REVOLUTION
Exclusively designed by Revolution and The Rake in collaboration with Bell & Ross, we bring you these exclusive Bellytanker "Dusty" and "El Mirage" Chronographs. Pulling together sartorial and horological perspectives, earthy tones, vintage vibes and the military and aviation influences of the Bell & Ross brand were the factors in creating this project together.
WHAT'S A BELLY TANK?
The name derived from a detachable fuel tank fitted to the exterior of military aircrafts during WWII. After the war, hot rod aficianados in America fashioned them into streamlined cars for racing.
Bill Burke and fellow hot-rodder Don Francisco pose with one of the original belly tanks on the cover of the August 1949 issue of Hot Rod magazine
A special stabilised bronze is used for the case, a first for Bell & Ross' Vintage Collection. Bronze is primarily a mix of tin and copper, where the latter is known to oxidize in contact with humidity and cause the patina effect. Compared to most bronze alloys, stabilized bronze is composed of a different metal composition that has a less volatile reaction to humidity, keeping your watch bronze for longer.
CHARMED BY PATINA
The earthy tones in our limited edition Bellytanker versions draw inspiration from the lustful appeal of "tropical" dials. Each distinct feature – the central dial, recessed counters, seconds track, and bezel – are colour coded in complementing hues that give an impression of an aged vintage watch.