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    My WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir Ivoire

    Hi Dudes!!

    Here it is... Dream became true..
    View for the first time in Basel in March of this year, this watch quickly became a huge blow of heart.
    Pre-ordered in August, with my favorite Parisian AD (XP Jewellery), the date of delivery remained for long a source of stress.
    It is true that I suspected would happen a few copies for the big B&R event at the Invalides.

    September 18th, I received a call from Xavier Pénichot, the watch will be well with him for 4:30pm!
    I want to thank the entire Bell & Ross staff, who have made ​​every effort to make it available the day of my arrival in Paris.
    You guessed it, it would have been sent a few days later, but shipments by post, even insured, always make me a little scared ..

    The watch comes in a square box, common to the whole Vintage range.









    The dimensions are generous .. A polished 45mm diameter steel case, 15mm thick. It weighs 118 grams, which is reasonable for a B&R chronograph.
    Man quickly understand that the classic ETA chrono movement was replaced by another caliber!!







    So it's an automatic La Joux-Perret movement, codename : LJP 8201.MPC, 13 1/4" (30mm) diameter, at 28800 alt/hrs, 31 jewels, 40h power reserve.
    It was specifically designed for Bell & Ross.
    Its functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph 60s and 30min.







    A domed sapphire crystal overlooks the two-tone dial. Ivory for background, silver for the two subcounters.



    Blued "sage leaf" hands are fantastic. I am particularly pleased that Bruno has finally left these hands..

    A beautiful night blue alligator strap, 18/18, which perfectly matches with the hands, is mounted on the wire loop.









    The buckle looks like one of the first models of the Vintage collection



    Let's have a look now on the famous monopusher button. The first part of the "onion" crown, present on the WW1, is now extended by a button that activates the timer.
    The operation couldn't be easier .. First click: start, second click: stop, third click: reset.
    It includes of course, the ampersand, symbol of the brand

    Sorry Dudes, I'm defo NOT Steven Spielberg!!! :lol:









    Let's now have a look on the curve of the case, so beautiful and nicely rounded (very difficult to photograph without shooting you own reflection!!)





    The rear of the case is full, polished, just like the rest of the case.



    Some close-ups?





    I can't resist to present you the "Monopussy" next to its sister, the WW1-92 Heritage..





    The traditional wristshot before concluding :



    You have all noticed, this WW1 Monopoussoir is extremely well balanced, a level still higher finish, with a noble movement reflecting the desire of the brand to diversify.
    It is for me, one of the most beautiful watches ever produced by the brand.
    I bet that the next edition of Baselworld will hold as many successes!

    Thank you for reading... !!


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    first owner in the world.....

    congrats for your purchase, very elegant watch.
    awesome pics....OTT

    wear it well FRed, look forward to viewing new combo...new OEM collection ???

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    In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy1340 View Post
    look forward to viewing new combo...new OEM collection ???
    Thanks Phil!!
    Especially for you...


    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    looks lovely FRed!!!

    great report and pictures as usual.
    Simon C
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    Merci FRed !!!
    very nice vintage combo....but i prefer the blue one...my favorite color

    this situation reminds me your WW1 monopoussoir

    Last edited by fatboy1340; 09-29-2012 at 07:39.
    In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
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    19 sept.. 4am.. First picture, in my hotel room..


    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    Beautiful watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMga View Post
    Beautiful watch
    Thanks Dan!
    The latest pic, just before XMas..

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for these very beautiful pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by lecorse2b View Post
    BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for these very beautiful pictures
    Many thanks Richard!!!
    This monopusher stay, in my humble opinion, the nicest BR ever made.

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    Congratulations, it's a lovely watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glatozen View Post
    Congratulations, it's a lovely watch.
    Thanks BRo!
    Proud to be the first in the world to get it!!

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    New box for her...


    and new Paracord strap, made by my FRiend Lecorse203..



    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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    Some B&W..

    😍😍😍😍😍

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

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