Limited Edition TAG Heuer Calibre 5 by Bamford Watch Department & Jonas WoodBy Suzanne Wong
Bamford Watch Department (BWD) continues to come out with sharply executed timepieces in its ongoing collaboration with the watch brands of LVMH. The latest of these is a TAG Heuer Calibre 5, given the distinctive all-black treatment that is associated with BWD’s rise to prominence amongst the horological cognoscenti.
Distinguishing this model further is a dial designed in conjunction with famed contemporary artist Jonas Wood. Known primarily for his depictions of domestic interiors and still-life work (including a large number of studies of houseplants), Wood has gained a reputation for intimate paintings of complex composition expressed through a modern lens.
The dial of the BWD x Jonas Wood TAG Heuer Calibre 5 is coloured bright orange with an overlay of black lines that evoke the markings of a basketball. Another frequent theme of Wood’s work is sports, and the dial design is particularly apt for the robust, retro-casual Calibre 5 model.
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Bamford Watch Department x Jonas Wood TAG Heuer Calibre 5 will launch at the Dover Street Market LA, NY and London stores and available via the Bamford website on Saturday, November 3rd! Limited edition with my signature engraved on the back. Presented in a wooden box in the style of a basketball court. #jonaswood @bamfordwatchdepartment #bamfordwatchdepartment @doverstreetmarketlosangeles #DSMLA @doverstreetmarketnewyork #DSMNY @doverstreetmarketlondon #DSML @doverstreetmarketjewellery
Exclusively available from Dover Street Market in selected locations and online, and launched today at DSM’s new Los Angeles store, the BWD x Jonas Wood TAG Heuer Calibre 5 comes with the artist’s signature engraved on the caseback and is housed in a wooden presentation box with the familiar lines of a basketball court etched on the lid. Just 25 pieces are available, priced at £7,000.
Says George Bamford, founder of BWD: “I love the friendly quality of [Jonas Wood’s] work, and the way that he uses colour as a balancing act. Wood is known for his graphic aesthetics and colourful works which are a perfect foundation for an interesting collaboration”.