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Bamford Watch Department Badgerworks TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 with Tropical Coffee Dial

In collaboration with Black Badger, Bamford Watch Department presents a special edition TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 watch featuring an elegant tropical coffee dial.

Limited to 20 unique pieces, this new creation represents the second creative alliance between London based personalized luxury watch specialist Bamford Watch Department and Black Badger. Founded by James Thompson in 2009, Black Badger Advanced Composites is a Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden based jewellery designer studio well-known for its expertise in ultra-modern materials.

The first collaborative project between these two design houses is the limited edition BWD X Black Badger Fordite TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 watch. In this collection, each timepiece features a unique Fordite dial.

Timepieces with tropical dials are most sought-after among vintage watch collectors. This type of dials actually made in black color but gradually faded to a dark shade of chocolate brown when exposed to sunlight over many years. Nowadays it is possible to create tropical style dials instantly using modern techniques.

For their second project, Bamford Watch Department and Black Badger created a tropical dial using recycled coffee.

The coffee used for making the dials was specially roasted and ground at Cafe Da Matteo, a roastery and cafe in Göteborg that has been ranked in the top 5 worldwide by Lonely Planet guidebook. The special Badgerworks coffee was then formed into dial blanks and hand-finished to bring out the natural lustre and colours of the material.

The 41mm diameter stainless steel case of the watch is finished with light grey military grade titanium coating. The automatic Calibre 5 provides a power reserve up to 38 hours. The watch is fitted with a matching coffee-brown leather strap.

Technical details

Model: The BWD X Badgerworks TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 with Tropical Coffee Dial

Tag Heuer Calibre 5 (Base caliber Sellita SW-220-1) Automatic
Power Reserve: 38 Hours

Material: Stainless Steel finished with light grey Military Grade Titanium Coating (MGTC)
Diameter: 41mm
Thickness: 13.45mm
Case-back: Stainless steel with sapphire display back
Water resistance: 10ATM – 100m

Available from Bamford Watch Department


Limited to 20 unique pieces

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