Bamford London x seconde/seconde/ 'Bad Form' GMT Sticks Two Fingers Up at Critics
The Parisian watch modder seconde/seconde/ has turned his attention to Bamford London's GMT for a limited edition of 50 pieces.
In a swipe at his online critics, Bamford London rearranged his name as the anagram 'Bad Form' on his 40mm stainless steel 'Bad Form' GMT watch.
Romaric André, aka seconde/seconde/, is known for replacing the second's hand of vintage watches with satirical graphics based on their names.
In 2020, Bamford and André met, and André appeared on Bamford's podcast 'GB Talks' before work began on the watch. With André's addition, the letters have been swapped with red arrows and a defiant v-sign graphic replaces the second hand.
André says that the 'up yours' hand sign popularized by Churchill symbolized this 'English bad form' of disrespect. "That concept of blending Englishness and disrespect made sense to me."
On a meta-level, I found it quite amusing and ironic to become the vandalizer of someone (George himself) who made himself famous by vandalizing/customizing as well.
Powered by a Sellita SW330-2 automatic and secured on a British racing green cordura strap, the seconde/seconde/ edition Bamford London 'Bad Form' GMT is limited to 50 pieces and is available to buy via Bamford London at 9 AM on October 3, priced at £1,600 (approximately $1,838).
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