Swiss luxury watch brand TAG Heuer and famous UK personalisation house Bamford Watch Department have come together for the second time to design a special limited edition timepiece. The first time that these two collaborated was in 2018 when they created a special version of the Monaco. This year, they partnered up again to create a special edition from the Aquaracer line of watches.
Bamford Watch Department was born for a desire to rediscover the lost art of personalisation in an age of mass production. Founder George Bamford started this as a means to make his own exclusive watch. It eventually led to starting his own business of personalisation. After the success of his first collaboration with TAG Heuer two years ago with the Monaco, he finds himself working with the Swiss brand once again, to create the Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition.
The Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition is a reliable, professional tool watch. The 43 mm case, 60-minute scale, unidirectional rotating bezel, and three-row sandblasted bracelet are made from resilient grade 2 titanium. The lightweight, ultra-robust titanium metal is hypoallergenic and resistant to corrosion, making it suitable for all types of activities.
Powering this watch is the Calibre 5. This automatic movement measures 26 mm in diameter. It has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 38 hours. The Calibre 5 displays the hours, minutes, seconds and the date. The three-row bracelet is sandblasted and fitted with a grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double safety push buttons and a diving extension.
“When designing this limited edition Aquaracer,” comments George Bamford, Founder of Bamford Watch Department, “we looked to models from TAG Heuer’s past for creative inspiration. The orange design elements and sporty bezel are reminiscent of the impactful TAG Heuer pieces that were launched between 1979 and 1994 and paved the way for the Aquaracer collection, which made its official debut in 2004.”
This highly anticipated second collaboration blends Bamford Watch Department’s talent for twisting design codes with the spirit of reimagination and TAG Heuer’s bold heritage. Together, they have created an exclusive wristwatch that is sure to appeal to watch aficionados looking for a statement timepiece.