Bamford Watch Department has teamed up with modern artist Daniel Arsham and expert engraver Johnny Dowell (also known as King Nerd) to create a 5-piece limited edition Franck Muller Casablanca watch.
The design is built around a signature green of Arsham Studio and the artist’s monogram ‘A’ replacing the dial’s number 4 and then repeated across the dial, used as a balance weight on the seconds hand and engraved into the case by King Nerd.
The engraving creates a sort of jacquard pattern that continues onto an embossed leather strap.
“I have always been inspired by the art world and I was naturally very happy to learn that Daniel Arsham was keen to interpret his art into one of our iconic models, the Casablanca. The result is astonishing and I am delighted with this exciting collaboration with Bamford Watch Department,” says Nicholas Rudaz, COO of Franck Muller.
BWD founder George Bamford adds: “It has been amazing to work with two great friends on the canvas of an iconic watch from a brand which resonates with us all. As always, Daniel Arsham and King Nerd brought something special and unique to the project and I am so proud to work with them on this Franck Muller Casablanca.”
The 39mm stainless steel Bamford Watch Department x Arsham x King Nerd Franck Muller Casablanca Limited Edition (price on application) is on sale today.