Following on from the great success of their Brutus, Popeye and Beetle Bailey limited edition watches, Bamford Watch Department (BWD) and DRx (Darren Romanelli) are proud to unveil their latest collaboration. Featuring two of history’s most legendary comic characters, King Features Syndicate’s Flash Gordon and Phantom, the stunning Rolex Explorer II and Submariner Non Date models combine the heritage of classic pop culture with that of the world’s finest timepieces, all presented with the ultra-cool and high quality design the BWD is famous for.
Each design is housed in a beautifully crafted presentation box and includes a numbered, custom comic strip poster and steel warranty cards. Phantom also includes hand-crafted rings by the iconic British company, The Great Frog. BWD’s Military Grade Titanium Coating (MGTC) ensures that the watches themselves are superhero-tough and completely scratch resistant. The reverse side of each watch features an engraving with both the DRx logo as well as a unique limited-edition number.
‘These sleek new watches really catch the eye and show off the endless possibilities of our customisation techniques,’ says BWD founder George Bamford. ‘It is always a pleasure to collaborate with DRx and in creating these wonderful pieces I feel we have successfully combined cutting edge, modern aesthetics while remaining faithful to the style of these classic characters.’
‘As a designer, I live for breathing new life into the items that surround us every day,’ explained DRx, Darren Romanelli. ‘Working with BWD is a wonderful opportunity to create something truly unique, in a medium offering real versatility coupled with an incredible heritage.’
The two new designs form part of a strictly limited edition run and are exclusively available directly from the Bamford Watch Department. Prices are available on request.