Performance Time

    Bell & Ross watch company specializes in timepieces with complicated movements and large, easy-to-read faces and has designed watches for French civil defense bomb squad, the Belgian Grand Prix, the French National Police Force, and the U.S. Marine Corps. The new BRS Collection comprises the thinnest, lightest, and smallest timepieces ever offered from the company, each with a diameter of 39 mm, about the size of a silver dollar. A ceramic casing makes the BRS virtually unscratchable, and each watch is water resistant up to 165 feet. The rose gold ($10,900) or satin-finish white gold ($11,900) models debuted in stores in November. (www.bellross.com)

    —Alexandra Foster

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