The French National Gendarmerie Secret Service (abbreviation: GIGN; French: Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) is a special commando specializing in anti-terrorist activities. It was born in the 70s of the world’s terrorist activities. At the beginning, it was called ‘the sword in front of the Arc de Triomphe’. GIGN is committed to maintaining international security, combating and dismantling conspiracy activities of terrorist groups and criminal organizations. When GIGN decided to build a professional watch that could represent the professional unity of the Secret Service, it cast a vote of confidence in Bell & Ross.
Since its inception in 1974, GIGN has performed hundreds of special missions, either secretly or publicly. In 1994, an extraordinary mission at Marseille International Airport made GIGN even more famous. On the same day, GIGN successfully rescued an Air France passenger plane full of passengers from a group of Algerian terrorists. The next day of the operation, all members of GIGN were received by then French President Mitterrand. ‘The miracle created by GIGN has won honor for France,’ Mitterrand said.
Tribute to extraordinary men and women
In France and internationally, GIGN’s ‘Super Police’ often faces extremely dangerous situations. Only with full dedication and strict training can they perform such difficult and extraordinary tasks. As GIGN’s equipment, it must stand up to the most severe tests at all times.
Bell & Ross, a functional watch specifically designed for professionals who work in extreme environments, is an expert in making highly reliable timepieces, with a distinctive style that combines easy-to-read, multi-function, precision, waterproof, and anti-wear Such extraordinary qualities, of course, became the first choice of GIGN. As the standard equipment representing GIGN team members, Bell & Ross watches are not only a tool to assist them on duty, but also a close partner who was born and died with GIGN team members to face the most difficult situations.
Air Force pilots, bomb disposal experts, professional divers, and counter-terrorism experts have long been Bell & Ross partners. Bell & Ross is proud to be able to design limited timepieces for GIGN this time to praise the respectable courage and justice of the extraordinary men and women of the French National Gendarmerie Secret Service.
A masterpiece of personality
Bell & Ross has always crafted timepieces for professionals based on the ‘function-driven design’ principle. The brand’s classic BR Instrument series’ simple design and line shape are inspired by the cockpit dashboard of the aircraft, with precise guidelines, easy to read and reliable.
The BR03-92 GIGN watch, with a diameter of 42 mm, has excellent functions and is an inevitable equipment for professionals to race against time in a tough environment. Matte black surface, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and ultra-luminescent luminous hour hand indicators provide excellent legibility both day and night, and can withstand deep sea pressure up to 100 meters. Equipped with Swiss precision mechanical movement, the power reserve is up to 40 hours . Simple and simple case with black rubber or comfortable and durable reinforced nylon strap.
BR03-92 GIGN Watch
The BR03-92 GIGN watch dial at 6 o’clock is the GIGN team emblem that symbolizes the elite of the French National Gendarmerie Secret Service. This team emblem is definitely not
It’s just a sign, but it represents the six core values of the secret service team:
The circle represents the special team’s ability to unite and be good at handling various crisis situations
The crosshair symbolizes the basic discipline of GIGN players: accurate and effective actions
Parachute indicates that the GIGN team members belong to the airborne force.
The low-key blue background of the badge represents the GIGN team members’ ability and outstanding skills to perform tasks underwater.
Mountain climbing chains represent the GIGN elite’s extraordinary climbing ability, including difficult rope-down descent techniques.
The double star between the words ‘Gendarmerie’ and ‘Nationale’ marks the GIGN ‘Second Generation’ special service team that was reformed in 2007.
GIGN team logo
All Bell & Ross watches meet the strict military requirements and are trusted by many professional military agencies. Bell & Ross is currently the designated timepiece supplier for several military and law enforcement agencies.
Exclusively for elite members of the French National Gendarmerie Secret Service,
Limited production of 200 pieces, engraved with 3-letter initials or certificate number.
Movement: automatic mechanical movement, power reserve 40 hours.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds.
Case: 42 mm diameter, matte steel case.
Surface: Matt black with GIGN logo at 6 o’clock,
Numbers, hour markers and hands are coated with luminous coating.
Mirror: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Water-resistant to 100 meters.
Strap: Black rubber or black reinforced nylon.