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Introducing: The Bamford Watch Department x Fragment Zenith El Primero -

Introducing: The Bamford Watch Department x Fragment Zenith El Primero –

Speedy Take

There are individuals who love altered watches and individuals who scorn adjusted watches. Whichever camp you’re in, the Bamford Watch Department has been in the game longer than anybody and has done some beautiful cool things in the course of the last number of years. Last June, Bamford turned into an authority accomplice of Zenith (with TAG Heuer and Bulgari following presently), being approved to tweak the brand’s watches without voiding guarantees and bringing about any hostility. Here, a third accomplice is acquainted with the blend, Fragment Design, which is the firm helmed by Japanese plan and streetwear legend Hiroshi Fujiwara.

Why This Watch Matters

For quite a while, changed watches were viewed as the “clouded side” of watch gathering by many. Secondary selling alterations frequently elaborate low quality dark coatings and additionally cumbersomely set jewel stones – or more regrettable. Peak and its LVMH-possessed brethren marking an authority association with a top notch customizer like Bamford can possibly change the impression of watches like this by and large. I figure it will be quite a while before this is a truly standard piece of watch culture, yet organizations like the one we have here certainly can possibly move the needle.

Beginning Thoughts

Although a ton of Bamford’s watches fall into “not for me” region, I’ve for quite some time been an enthusiast of the brand’s innovativeness, the unmistakable nature of the items they put out, and the real energy for all things horological of originator George Bamford. This watch, notwithstanding, looks amazing and is something I would thoroughly wear. In case you’re acquainted with Fragment’s plans as a rule, this watch will appear to be perfect, blending some old fashioned references (like the hash blemishes on the chronograph sub-register) with an intense, realistic style.

The Basics

Brand: Zenith
Model: Bamford Watch Department x Fragment El Primero

Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 12.75mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Black with white ring
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel arm band with rivets

The Movement

Caliber: El Primero 400B
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph (with segment wheel)
Diameter: 30mm
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 5 Hz (36,000 vph)
Jewels: 31

Total Components: 326

Estimating & Availability

Price: Coming Soon
Availability: Exclusively at Dover Street Market in London, New York, Singapore, and Tokyo

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