It’s not really a stretch to say that after a slow, weird, stymied kind of year we are off to the races. Last week we launched the third edition of NOW Magazine, which has kept us run off our feet this week sending out copies to enthusiastic watch lovers around the world. This week, we are launching our first ever watch. And not just one, two. We are delighted to introduce you to the Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT1 Limited Edition of 50 pieces and the Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT2 which will be produced only for 2021.
The reason we wanted to release two watches with George Bamford instead of one is simple. While we love the excitement and anticipation of getting a limited edition watch on your wrist, we also understand the frustration and occasionally bitter sentiment that comes with not being able to get the thing that you want. We wanted to have our cake and eat it too. So we worked with George on two designs. One that would be limited to 50 pieces, and another that would be unlimited in numbers but only produced for 2021. So if, like George says in the interview with Revolution Founder Wei Koh and our Andrew, you “fall down the stairs” when the watch is released, you don’t have to worry. You can order one any time over the next 12 months and you’ll get one on your wrist.
We really hope you enjoy wearing these watches as we enjoyed making them with George.
Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT1 Limited Edition of 50 pieces
Introducing our first collaboration, the Bamford x Time+Tide GMT1 – a watch we have conceived with the collaborator of our wildest, darkest, dreams, Mr George Bamford.
With the launch of Time+Tide in the UK, we wanted a watch to link our HQ in Melbourne to London, so a GMT was a natural choice. And this model has all the hallmarks of an excellent daily wear – with 100m water-resistance, and an extremely wearable 11.7mm thick case profile. The case is hewn from hard-wearing 316L steel. The movement powering the watch is the Swiss-made Sellita SW330-1, which is found in many higher priced models. Based on Bamford London’s GMT model, our Limited Edition version contains some unique features designed specifically for Time+Tide and our Club Members.
The use of Time+Tide Burnt Orange on the strap stitching, T+T Logo, Roulette Wheel Date Window (that alternates blue and orange) and GMT Hand compliment the Bamford Blue Internal GMT Bezel, hands and hour markers. Note the Time+Tide Club shield around the Time+Tide logo on the dial in luminous material. The watch comes on a Time+Tide exclusive quick change Cordura Strap and a matching brushed steel bracelet.
The Bamford x Time+Tide GMT1 is priced at $2,195 excluding taxes and is limited to 50 Pieces. Check out the watch right here.
Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT2
The perfect compliment to the GMT1 is the darker, more stealthy brother by the same mother, the GMT2. To celebrate the launch of Time+Tide in the UK, we wanted a watch to link our HQ in Melbourne to London. A GMT was a natural choice, and George Bamford was the collaborator of our wildest dreams.
This model has all the hallmarks of an excellent daily wear – with 100m water-resistance, and an extremely wearable 11.7mm thick case profile. The case is hewn from hard-wearing 316L steel. The movement powering the watch is the Swiss-made Sellita SW330-1, which is found in many higher priced models.
Unlike the GMT1, the Bamford x Time+Tide GMT2 is not a limited model. It will be produced for the period of one year, ceasing at in December 2021. Production times will vary, but we will aim to fulfil all orders within this period. The GMT features a DLC case and matching DLC coated bracelet along with a black with blue stitching Cordura Strap. The Bamford Blue hour markers contrast nicely against the Black and Grey Internal GMT Bezel.
The Bamford x Time+Tide GMT2 is priced at $2,195 excluding taxes and is limited to production in 2021. Check out the watch right here.
Lastly, another brand that appreciates the all-black all the time aesthetic is Hublot. We’ve been taking a closer look at Hublot this week, specifically the Meca-10 collection, and we’ve been liking what we were looking at. The skeletonised movement is both aggressively forward-looking and architecturally-inspired, with an array of bridges criss-crossing across the dial within the different case materials. Despite the sharpness of the design, it is extremely comfortable on the wrist, with a slightly curved case that matches the contour of your wrist, with a supple rubber strap that completes the package. Check out the review of the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 Titanium right here.