Introducing the Brew x w&w HP-1 Limited Edition

Share this story:

Just about two years ago, we launched our very first collaboration watch in partnership with AVI-8. It was a great project, so we did it again the next year with V2 of that watch, changing up the styling and accessories. Well, for our third limited edition collaboration watch we decided to do things differently and teamed up with our friends at Brew Watches to make something really cool.

This project started when Jonathan of Brew Watches put one of our American-made High Craft – Vintage straps on his HP-1 model. The shape of our strap, with its 4mm taper, domed profile, row stitching, painted edges and hand-made look and feel was a perfect match for the watch, so we knew we had to do something together. We threw some ideas around, quickly coming to making the dial copper-colored. An uncommon hue, it’s warm and rich, but, like bronze, not overly precious like a gold-tone would have been.

Additionally, we added a concentric circle texture to the dial, radiating out from the center. Unlike typical graining, the lines are wide and deep, giving the dial a cool, industrial feel. This was a subtle nod to Brew’s conceptual source material of coffee making equipment, and further differentiates it from the normal model. The result of mixing the copper color with the graining is striking, giving the watch a whole new attitude.

Advertisement

The HP-1 is already a unique watch. A 38mm rounded square with a thick bezel, circular dial aperture, short lugs and massive domed crystal; it has a fun mid-century feel to it. Powered by the Seiko NH35A, it’s also a reliable automatic. The new dial accentuates the contrasting forms of the case and dial, while the leather straps add texture and warmth to the design.

The Brew x w&w HP-1 LE is available in two versions: Steel with a Rye High Craft – Vintage strap, and PVD with a Black High Craft – Vintage strap. The Steel/Rye model is bright and golden, with the strap resonating against the copper dial. The PVD/Black accentuates the copper through contrast, putting the dial in focus.

The Brew x w&w HP-1 LE is limited to a mere 25 units, split between the two models. They are available now at shop.wornandwound.com for $625, with an optional bracelet for $85.

Images from this post:
This is the house account for Worn & Wound. We use it on general articles about us, the site and our products.
Categories:
Article / News & Releases

Introducing Di-Modell Straps to the W&W Shop

By
Avid readers of worn&wound will know that we have a …
Article / News & Releases

Introducing Moody Tools Screwdrivers to the w&w Shop

By
Every watch owner/collector needs a set of slotted screwdrivers. Whether …