France’s top auction house Artcurial held a special aviation item auction called ‘Aeronautics, the Air and Space Conquest’ at the famous Hotel Dassault in Paris.
Among hundreds of auction items, such as aircraft cockpits, propellers, and dashboards, aviation enthusiasts were also surprised to find 3 Bell & Ross watches:
One is Pilot Aéronaval Sapphire, limited to 150 pieces. Two BR03 Aviation Types, one in stainless steel and the other in carbon, each limited to 250 pieces.
These two limited edition watches were produced in 2007 (Pilot Aéronaval Sapphire) and 2009 (BR03 Aviation Type) according to the special requirements of the French Naval Air Force and the French Air Force.
These two watches are specially made for the members of these elite troops, and the two army logos are printed on the dial. They are not available for public sale.
All three watches were successfully sold; the prices sold exceeded their normal sales prices.