Bell & Ross: A Chat with Carlos-Antonio Rosillo

The first thing I noticed about Carlos-Antonio Rosillo before we sat down for a chat was the two watches that sat on both his wrists. "No, no. I don't usually wear two. I'm just not sure about which shade goes with my shoes better," he says while laughing, "What do you think?" It's a humble gesture from a man without airs and one whose style has influenced an entire range of watches. Rosillo's adventure in the world of watches started in 1992, after him and childhood friend Bruno Belamich started up Bell & Ross, building their vision of military-inspired watches. Sharing their passion for horology, the two decided on a range of timepieces that would focus on the functional aspect of horology that wouldn't be compromised by the superfluous. Recently in Singapore to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Dassault Falcon, a business jet that revolutionised the aviation industry, Rosillo shared with us a little on the partnership between his brand and Dassault.