RedBar and Bamford Combine Carbon Fiber Monopusher Chrono with Mystery Dials in Latest Collaboration

Customizing luxury watches used to be an untouchable subject. But in this day and age, that sort of thinking is a thing of the past. More and more, we’ve been seeing different companies center their services around customizing individual timepieces. And it’s not just the consumer broadening their horizons. The major players in the industry have also shifted their thoughts on other creatives taking a crack at designing their watches. One name that has earned the trust of brands like Franck Mueller, Zenith, and TAG Heuer is the Bamford Watch Department.

We already know that if George Bamford, founder of the Bamford Watch Department (BWD), is attaching his name to a customization or collaborative project, we’re getting something that is totally unique. Whether it’s the clever use of bold colors, well-known cartoon characters, or alternative materials, George Bamford has a proven track record with charmingly incorporating each of these features (and sometimes all three at the same time) into every watch that delivers from the BWD. The latest brand to tap into the design mind of Bamford is the world-renowned collecting community known as the RedBar Group.


The new collaborative piece between the RedBar Group and the Bamford Watch Department goes by the name of the RedBar x Bamford B347. The first draw here is the forged carbon fiber case. The black case has this familiar white swirly pattern, and thanks to the way the composite material is made, each case will have its own unique aesthetic. The pusher at two o’clock blends into the case in a couple of ways. First off, obviously the color of the pusher with the watch’s namesake on the button keeps the monopusher stealthy. Secondly, the shape of the button follows the line of the case, staying low at the top of the case and rising towards the crown.

Minimalism and “Mystery” was the approach for the dial design. There is hardly any dial furniture posted on the dial surface, and the minute track is relegated to the rehaut. The “Mystery” portion lies within how the hands are colored. The hour and minute hands are outlined in black and fade right into the dial. A sliver of its white accents is the only thing that is visible, giving the impression of a floating handset. Same goes for the small minute hand within the 30 minute chronograph counter subdial at three o’clock. Throughout, the B347 utilizes touches of red and white accents which pays tribute to RedBar’s brand colors.

The B347 is powered by Sellita’s SW510 MPc. Within that automatic movement, you’ll find a power reserve of 62 hours, 27 jewels, and a cam-operated chronograph, all of which is tuned to 28,800 vph and managed via the aforementioned pusher at two o’clock. All of this is packaged into what should be a light wearing case that spans 41.5m in width and 14.5 in thickness.

This release marks the fourth collaborative piece from RedBar and follows the ongoing theme of using their colors as a part of the design. Combine that with the ingenuity of the Bamford Watch Department, they were able to execute the mystery dial effect that works in tandem with the monopusher chronograph function. The RedBar x Bamford B347 Special Limited Edition is limited to just 100 pieces. For more information on this latest release, head on over to RedBar x Bamford.

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Thomas is a budding writer and an avid photographer by way of San Diego, California. From his local surf break to mountain peaks and occasionally traveling to destinations off the beaten path, he is always searching for his next adventure, with a watch on wrist, and a camera in hand. Thomas is a watch enthusiast through and through; having a strong passion for their breadth of design, historical connection, and the stories that lie within each timepiece.