Bamford x Arsham x King Nerd Creates Franck Muller Casablanca x 5

Bamford x Arsham x King Nerd Creates Franck Muller Casablanca x 5

Bamford Watch Department kick-off a busy month with this unique Franck Muller Casablanca that personifies the spirit of collaboration and joint artistry with renowned modern artist Daniel Arsham and expert engraver King Nerd, Johnny Dowell, for this limited edition.

With a striking Arsham Studio Green dial and seconds hand, the Arsham Studio Monogram repeats throughout the design; from the printed dial to the embossed leather strap and hand engraving by King Nerd on the case of the watch. The caseback has also been engraved with an eroded Arsham Studio ‘A’ along with a CASABLANCA logo inspired by the film of the same name.

“I’ve always liked the Franck Muller Casablanca and this project actually started by asking George if he could make one custom for me. As we were talking about all of the different details on it, things got more and more intricate and complex. I started thinking about ideas for engraving onto the case and how we could work with Johnny and integrate the original design ethos of the dial with the Arsham Studio monogram. We wrapped the Arsham Studio Monogram all the way around the watch, from the dial to the embossed leather strap, into the case itself, with the engraving all done by hand. It’s a project that we’ve been talking about and working on for probably two years now and it is finally complete to share with the world.”

Daniel Arsham

The style of the Casablanca blends perfectly with the creative ingenuity of Arsham, King Nerd and Bamford Watch Department. Dynamic, contemporary and classic, it is an enchanting model which has been redesigned with an intricacy of detail.

“I’m honoured to work with Bamford Watch Department again and I’ve had an amazing friendship with George and his team for years now. It’s always a pleasure to work on something different and new and I’ve always admired the Franck Muller Casablanca model. It’s my favourite Franck Muller watch alongside the Vanguard and I’m a big fan of Daniel’s. I love everything Daniel Arsham Studio create as it is always exciting and thought provoking. To work on a project with both parties, one that is not just a watch, but a mix of watchmaking, traditional crafts and art combined, makes this a truly bespoke and unique limited edition.”

Johnny Dowell, King Nerd

“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.”

George Bamford, Founder, Bamford Watch Department

The 5-piece limited edition, housed in a unique outer box which continues the Arsham Studio ‘A’ monogram design. Pricing available on request and available from Bamford Watch Department.

“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.”

Nicholas Rudaz, COO, Franck Muller

Technical Specification:

MODEL: Casablanca
TYPE: 8880 C DT
MOVEMENT: Swiss Automatic
CASE MATERIAL: Engraved Stainless Steel
DIAL: DA styled teal dial with arabic numerals
HANDS: White ’Skeleton’ with DA styled seconds hand
CROWN: Stainless steel
CRYSTAL: Sapphire Crystal
CASE DIAMETER: 39mm Tonneau
CASEBACK: Engraved Stainless Steel
STRAP: DA Embossed leather

RRP £15,000.00

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