If you happen to’re into watches and often scroll watch content material on social media, the title George Bamford must be very acquainted. A pioneer within the customisation of luxurious watches, Bamford now promotes his personal unique portfolio of fashions beneath his second model, Bamford London. Naturally, collaborations and distinctive creations will at all times stay central in his inventive course of, however in the present day it’s one thing completely different, following up with latest introductions equivalent to the Heritage GMT watches. A no-nonsense, field-inspired watch obtainable in three completely different types: meet the brand new Bamford B80 assortment.
What we’re with the brand new Bamford B80 Titanium assortment is, at first sight, a basic, well-proportioned and pretty priced field-inspired watch. However coming from the thoughts of George Bamford, you possibly can anticipate a twist – and the three types supplied every have their very own character. First, the frequent options. Every mannequin within the assortment is constructed across the identical technical structure. The watch assortment takes its title from the very house of its conception: 80 South Audley Avenue. And all use the identical case and motion.
The Bamford B80 contains a matte-finished titanium case with an inexpensive 39mm diameter and a ten.5mm top. The no-nonsense case, with a flat and quite massive bezel, is basic for Subject or Flieger watches. A screw-down crown, a stable titanium again, a sapphire crystal on prime and 100m water-resistance full the basic however sturdy package deal. All watches are worn on leather-based or textile straps, with a 20mm width, closed by a titanium buckle. Contained in the case is a stable and highly effective Swiss automated motion, the Sellita SW300-1, which beats at 4Hz and now boasts 56h of energy reserve (whereas it was once 42h previously).
The gathering includes three completely different types, beginning with the Bamford B80 Heritage. Two moods are supplied, with an identical dials in any other case. Matte with a pronounced grained texture, the Heritage fashions characteristic utilized numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, mixed with daring sq. markers and sharp rectangular palms. Modern and legible, the dial is offered in black with pink accents or in navy blue with shiny yellow contrasting parts – a theme that can be used for the textile strap. Every mannequin has white luminous markers all throughout.
Subsequent in line is the Bamford B80 Fashionable. No doubt, the boldest iteration, it comes with a flat matte dial and enormous, extremely luminous Arabic numerals throughout the dial. The palms are nonetheless rectangular and coated in white SLN. What stands out on this Fashionable sub-collection, and what explains its title, is the usage of shiny colors. The primary mannequin, the Fashionable Yellow, has placing neon yellow accents on the numerals and a lightweight blue seconds hand, and two-tone stitching on the strap. The second mannequin, the B80 Fashionable Blue, makes use of Bamford’s signature colourway, with aqua-toned numerals in concord with the seconds hand. The latter is worn on a textile strap with aqua-blue stitching.
Final however not least, the Bamford B80 Titanium assortment is offered in a model named Journey, which is probably the most vintage-looking version of the lot. Modern as for the markers, it comes with its personal handset, and the dials have a gradient impact and heat colors. Firstly, a hazy inexperienced for nature lovers, full with white indices and a pink second hand. The second configuration presents a warming ochre dial with off-white indices and a chocolate brown second-hand complimenting the retro temper. Concluding the line-up is a walnut brown dial, with white indices and a daring Bamford Aqua Blue seconds’ hand.
Availability & Value
The Bamford B80 Titanium assortment is offered straight from bamfordlondon.com. The watches are delivered in a sliding field embellished in hues paying homage to outdated racing vehicles, central to Bamford London’s inspiration. Each bit might be priced at GBP 1,250 (incl. taxes) and stated to have a restricted manufacturing (with out being numbered).