- BWD collaborates with Wes Lang to carry the artist’s signature thrives to the enduring Carrera Chronograph
- Wes Lang is thought for his recurring figures and symbols— horses, reapers, skulls, birds, the indigenous American and different post-pop Americana iconography
- The watch is a harmonious melding of Jack Heuer and Wes Lang’s design codes in a rose gold chronograph
You understand how we regularly comment a restricted version deserves to be a normal manufacturing mannequin. That is a kind of moments. The TAG Heuer Carrera is a legendary chronograph that gives a beautiful canvas for exploration in design. Sure, with its legendary standing, some design guidelines can’t be damaged. However go away it to the customisation consultants over at Bamford Watch Division and artist Wes Lang to place their heads collectively to current a putting 18K gold BWD x Wes Lang TAG Heuer Carerra Chronograph Restricted Version the place neither the canvas nor the collaborators’ signature design codes are diluted.
The limited-edition watch finds itself in a 18K 3N yellow gold case 42mm in diameter and 14.4mm thick, with a 100-metre depth ranking. Nothing concerning the case strays away from the faceted and mixed-finished template we’re accustomed to with the Carrera. And, that could be a good factor. It’s best to not mess with its tried-and-true kind.
The codes of the collaboration come within the type of its color scheme and 6′ signature impressed by the works of New Jersey-native artist Wes Lang. Bamford Watch Division explains: “A recurring illustration by way of Lang’s work takes centre stage at 6 o’clock; a salute to the race automotive, depicting a tyre adorned with wings and a flaming cranium, a decadent continuation of his imaginative and prescient and his memento mori drawings.”
It’s a delicate, but sturdy addition to the dial, that thematically speaks to the ethos of Lang’s post-pop Americana iconography together with the racing heritage of the TAG Heuer Carrera. This aspect of Lang’s work is a particular addition wherein it is smart to make the creation a restricted version. However, I’m personally digging the brushed gilt central medallion and the distinction of the black chronograph registers and outer minutes monitor. It is a color combo TAG Heuer ought to have considered for, or maybe extra aptly returned to, their normal assortment.
Contained in the watch, exhibited beneath a sapphire caseback, is the Heuer 02 computerized column-wheel chronograph calibre with a greater than weekend-proof energy reserve of 80 hours. As we now have come to count on from Bamford Watch Division, the restricted version watch is offered in extremely elaborate packaging.
Bamford Watch Division explains: “The Bamford Watch Division x Wes Lang Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph is enclosed in a wood case, engraved with the ritualistic homage to the intricate design on the dial. In a restricted run, the BWD x Wes Lang Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph is a watch that speculates within the thrill of motion; of taking a danger, the pursuit of change, the feeling of pace, and with that, the affirming energy of trying ahead, by reflecting on what has handed.”
Bamford Watch Division x Wes Land TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Restricted Version pricing and availability:
The Bamford Watch Division x WES LANG LIMITED EDITION TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH will likely be out there for buy starting 19/06 9:00AM BST, 10:00AM CET, 4:00AM ET online here. Worth: £19,000
|Model||Bamford Watch Division x Wes Lang x TAG Heuer|
|Mannequin||BWD x Wes Lang Carrera Chronograph Restricted Version|
|Case Dimensions||42mm (D) x 14.4mm (T)|
|Case Materials||18K 3N yellow gold|
|Dial||Gilt-toned brushed dial with black counters|
|Strap||Black/pink textile/leather-based strap with 18K gold pin/buckle closure|
|Motion||Heuer 02 computerized calibre|
|Energy Reserve||80 hours|
|Capabilities||Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph|
|Availability||Obtainable starting 19/06 09:00 BST|