#Kicktock: Adidas meets the Bamford x Time+Tide GMT2 to brighten the gloom #Kicktock: Adidas meets the Bamford x Time+Tide GMT2 to brighten the gloom

#Kicktock: Adidas meets the Bamford x Time+Tide GMT2 to brighten the gloom

Thor Svaboe

To be honest with you, I’ve been dying to match up the fresh popping colours of our new Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT2.  Made in collaboration with George Bamford at his secret lab, the Bamford Watch Department, it’s a real black beauty that fizzes with bright accents and sporty energy.

But what are the perfect companions for this much coveted watch? Well, as luck would have it, some red-hot orange trainers from Adidas and winterwear from North Face have just dropped on Hypebeast. 

Sure, we’re blowing our own trumpet, drumming our own drum, playing our own accordion here. But this has been Andrew’s dream for six years and NOW it’s finally out and we are damn proud of our firstborn watch. The Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT2 came out together with our Club version, the GMT1, which sold out in 27 hours flat. Luckily, its darker sibling is here for a full year of orders. As someone who just happened to be  missing a dark-cased sports watch in my collection, well, it was an absolute godsend. 

Within a tough black DLC case, with a 40mm diameter, sits the rock-solid Swiss Sellita SW330-1 calibre. Many black watches, let’s face it, end up at the too muted end of the monochromatic colour scale, but not this baby. The cushion case holds a detailed and balanced dial, fresh with the Bamford aqua blue on both castellated minute track and sharp blocky indices. The aqua blue seconds needle plays delicately against the black and orange baton hands, and that useful GMT function is marked by a popping arrow.

As a perfect counterpoint to our GMT2, we’d suggest to have a look at these cool kicks from Adidas, in a fittingly bright orange to match the accents on the dial. The Adidas Originals Ozweego Pure trainers offer maximalist style and an oversized silhouette – just what you need to stave off those post-Christmas blues in supreme comfort. 

With their flowing lines and soft Adiprene cushioning, there’s a ’90s vibe to these kicks that resonates with this bold jacket from North Face’s retro Himalayan collection. It just happens to have been made available in this killer black and orange version to add to your wish list.

The quilted puffer jacket in a bright orange and black is exactly what you need to stay warm (yet cool) on the streets. Alongside the sporty tough GMT2, it’s the perfect look for any urban explorer.

The Bamford London x Time+Tide GMT2, Price: $2195 AUD available to order here

Go to Hypebeast for a closer look at the Adidas Originals Ozweego Pure trainers, and check out the Himalayan jacket at The North Face



Editor’s  Note: #kicktock is our weekly fashion-centric column where we match up cool kicks from the hottest drops of the week, with outerwear and of course, watches. This is not associated with the sharp watch photography of our instagram mate @kicktoc or the instagram hashtag #teamkicktock