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    Inauguration of the Bell & Ross boutique in London

    As most of you know, last week (18.06.15) the Bell & Ross boutique in London has been officially inaugurated.

    The boutique is located close to Bond Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus in the Burlington Arcade. Compared to the other shops in this covered shopping arcade, the boutique is fairly big, large window displays, the space to receive customers goes over two floors, the administration office is located on the third floor.

    Bruno Belamich and Carlos Rosillo inaugurated the boutique with a prestigious guest of honour, the great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Randolph Churchill.

    Half of Burlington Arcade was privatised for the event. Music, champagne, finger food, photographer - and not to forget the usual very warm welcome of the Bell & Ross team.

    Bell & Ross even have arranged for aviation disguisements, professional photographer and an printer on which everyone could print his pictures on the spot.

    The crowd was very eclectic, journalists, military, admirers of the brand, customers and future clients.

    Prior to the event we met with Armi and his charming wife. We have spent most of the evening in there enjoying company.
    Antonin of Bell & Ross headquarters was there as well - of course.

    And the watches on display! The X1 models to come (carbon, rose gold, both tourbillons), X1 boutique (2 exemplaires !) and X1. Edición Limitada, Rafale, Desert Type, 01-92 10th anniversary, WW2 Officer, WW2 Bomber and plenty of others.

    Festivities ended around 22h00.

    A huge "thank you" to the London and Paris team and a special thanks to Bruno & Carlos for this great evening!

    And all the best for the London boutique!





















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    Thanks for compiling this report, photos and information and it is great to see everyone had a great social Bell & Ross Time.

    I also wish Bell & Ross the very best with this new London Boutique.

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    Great report! Looks like a very special event.

    Anyone know what model Bruno is wearing? I can usually guess what Carlos will wear, but Bruno is a mystery...I kind of assumed he would be in a square model, but it doesn't appear so!
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    Thanks for sharing this great report Chris. That's cool you met Armi !!
    God save the Londonian BR Boutique

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    Thank you Chris for your report, 100% BROG DNA...
    Did you smoke a "Churchill" with Randolph ?

    Hope to meet Armi one day !
    Congrats to Bell&Ross !
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    Sorry, Phil, I'm not into cigars at all. And Armi is really a great and fun guy - I look forward to seeing him again
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe1010 View Post
    I can usually guess what Carlos will wear, but Bruno is a mystery...I kind of assumed he would be in a square model, but it doesn't appear so!
    Bruno was wearing a Vintage 126 UK Insignia from what I saw on official pictures.
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    That is an appropriate choice for Bruno given where he was

    Gudzyy, have you guys received the new 126 models from Basel yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe1010 View Post
    Gudzyy, have you guys received the new 126 models from Basel yet?
    Not yet buddy!
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    I'm disappointed I didn't get an invite - considering I bought a watch from there in May before it was 'officially' opened. The guy who served me was a bit clueless, but the girl was spot on and very helpful.

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    Great report! I know I always say it, but I dream of the day we get one in NYC
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    Same here Sean, I'd love to have one in Detroit - but it'll never happen. Not enough of a customer base here.

    I would to be part of an opening and get to meet people involved with the brand.
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    I received an invitation email for the opening of the boutique in Melbourne Australia. It stated if I was interested they would post me out a formal invitation. As I live in New Zealand and was a bit busy at the time I turned it down but I thought it was good of Bell & Ross to invite me.

    Not too sure on how Bell & Ross Melbourne Australia would have my email address but I guess they just sent an email to all on the Australasian data base or would their invites be far more selective than this? If they are quite selective perhaps I should have made more of an effort to fly over there. Do many receive these invites, I just thought they just got sent out to all on there database down under?

    Thanks.

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    It was an absolute pleasure to see you again Chris, Nikita and I really had a great time with you and look forward to seeing you soon.

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    and the love of my life.. oh wait my wife is in the pic too




    It was great to see you guys and I look forward to our next GTG, I promise it will be in France soon!!
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    Hope we'll meet Armi !!

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    OK Armi
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