After 6 years of dreaming about it, we’ve finally released our first watches, and we’ve partnered with George BamfordAndrew McUtchen
We are beyond excited to introduce the Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT1 Limited Edition of 50 pieces which is available here and the GMT2, a Limited Production 2021 model that will only be available for 12 months.
These are the first two watches ever released by Time+Tide, and they arrive to mark a year when – more disconnected than ever before from the world, in the most remote capital city on earth, Melbourne – we made a strong connection with the man behind the Bamford brand, and quickly wanted a watch or two to celebrate it. We agree wholeheartedly with Wei in the video below: George is “the premier customiser” in the watch industry who introduced an entirely new aesthetic to watches. Which can be described in one question: can you make it blacker?
The GMT1 , on the right, is in grey 316L steel with a contrasting bezel. The GMT2 is a more stealthy offering, in DLC carbon. The watches are the equivalent of two brands meeting in the middle – each are rich in colourful highlights that hint at both Bamford and Time+Tide, and the people behind the watches. Both carry the mark of the mystery and subtlety that is ‘Bamford Aqua Blue’ and the ‘Burnt Orange’ that is connected to Time+Tide.
Why is one a limited number and the other a limited production?
Ok, so we need to talk about the launch concept here. The GMT1 is limited to 50 pieces. However, the GMT2 is limited in production, and will only be available for the next 12 months. We did this out of our personal disenchantment at having missed out on so many cool collaboration watches that sold out while, like George says, we “fell down the stairs” or maybe missed an Instagram post or EDM. We absolutely love these watches and want them to be available for just a bit longer than the average.
The model that will be the platform for the collaboration is the Bamford London GMT, a cushion-cased modern classic that evokes a golden age of aquatic adventure. It offers an internal rotating bezel, 100m of water-resistance, a Swiss Made movement in the Sellita SW330-1 and an eminently wearable 40mm case that is just 11.7mm thick.
So deck the halls with bows of Bamford, it’s nearly Christmas, and to be completely frank about it, the Season has exploded down under as we go to announce our first ever watches. More to come. But for now, if you’d like to read more, including the specs, please hit the following links.