La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – 26 November 2020: 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 Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition is a reliable, professional tool watch made with eye-catching titanium and featuring bold orange details. This timepiece is a new and exciting expression of how TAG Heuer and Bamford Watch Department are perfectly suited in their approach to design. In 2018, TAG Heuer and George Bamford came together to create a special version of the Monaco timepiece, which was met with international acclaim. 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.
“When designing this limited-edition Aquaracer, 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,” comments George Bamford, Founder, Bamford Watch Department.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Bamford embraces the ultra-modern
Bamford Watch Department’s instantly recognisable style is evident in the piece’s elegant black dial, which bears the Bamford name at 6 o’clock. Precise orange dashes are found on the hands, bezel and around the flange. 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, which explains why it is also often used in aeronautics and the manufacturing of sports equipment. It is fitting that this stylish and versatile material was chosen for the new Aquaracer, a timepiece known for being tough enough to face any challenge.
The black-gold-plated hands with orange lacquer are treated with white Super-LumiNova® and the applied Super-LumiNova® indexes allow effortless reading in all lighting conditions and at every depth. As an ultimate utility watch, this timepiece’s professional-level functionality is guaranteed to a depth of 300 m. The caseback is also fashioned from grade 2 titanium and is engraved with “LIMITED ONE OF 1,500”. Ticking at the heart of this timepiece is the automatic-winding Calibre 5.
The ultimate TAG Heuer X Bamford Watch Department collaboration
Bamford Watch Department was born of a desire to rediscover the lost art of personalisation in an age of mass production and has been leading the way in customised luxury timepieces ever since. The partnership between this trailblazing company and avant-garde Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer delivers creative twists on iconic designs.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition Technical Specifications
- Calibre 5 Automatic
- Diameter 43 mm
- Grade 2 titanium case
- Grade 2 titanium unidirectional rotating bezel with 60-minute scale
- Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Stainless-steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
- Grade 2 titanium screw-down caseback
- Water-resistant to 300 m (30 bar)
- “LIMITED ONE OF 1,500” engraving
- Black dial
- Rhodium-plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®
- Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
- Rhodium-plated central hand with white Super-LumiNova®
- White TAG HEUER printed logo
- Magnifying lens and angled date window at 3 o’clock
- BAMFORD AQUARACER 300 m/1,000 ft printing
- Sandblasted three-row bracelet made from grade 2 titanium
- Grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double safety push buttons with diving extension
- TAG Heuer engraving
Available from November 2020