TAG Heuer announced a watch in collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, the well-known watch customization outfit based in London. This is second collaboration between the two companies released in this year.
Date: december 2020
This new model of Bamford LE doesn’t have a coffee filled dial (like first collab), but it does feature orange accents, a concentric patterned black dial, and a case made from grade 2 titanium.
Looking at this new watch, it actually comes across as quite conservative. Bamford is generally known for making bold statements in its pieces, subverting expectations, playing with color and contrast. This watch is certainly bold, but more in the way that any watch is bold – which is not a bad thing. There are the striking orange color flourishes in the dial markings, flange, and hands. Then there is the seconds hand, which is done in an almost traffic cone-like motif. As touched on earlier, the deep black dial features a concentrically engraved circular pattern.
Given the fact that it is a dive watch, the Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition features 300m of water resistance. It is powered by the Calibre 5 Automatic (a movement based on the ETA 2824-2). In terms of the overall design, this watch could very well be a regular production Aquaracer – and a cool one at that – however, it is limited to 1,500 pieces.