The Rake

TOTEMS OF POSITIVITY AND OPTIMISM

“What I think we missed most in 2020 was the human contact. Spending time with friends, enjoying their physical presence, their warmth of spirit, their conviviality. For me, 2021 will be a year to remake these bonds, to luxuriate in the company of my fellow man with a full understanding and deep appreciation of their company. These watches created for The Rake and Revolution are meant to be a celebration of this new year of optimism and hope, and filled with friendship, compassion and companionship.” So says Carlos Rosillo, the co-founder of Bell & Ross. He continues: “If you look at the name Bell & Ross, the central motif is the ampersand. This is derived from the ligature for the Latin word et, which expresses a partnership between equals. It means that together we are stronger. And it was very much in this spirit that these two vibrant-coloured Bellytanker Chronograph watches were created.

“These watches created for The Rake and Revolution are meant to be a celebration of this new year of optimism and hope, and filled with friendship, compassion and companionship.”

“Of course, in terms of colour, both watches are inspired by two of the most iconic Italian cocktails — the Negroni and the Spritz — and what they symbolise in terms of good cheer, celebration and friendship, especially leading to the wonderful days of summer. But at the same time I think these beautiful, vivid hues — with the sunray motif on the dials that are treated to have an almost liquid effect — are powerful totems of positivity and optimism, and that’s why we wanted

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