SWATCH Watches are at their best when they are loud, vibrant, and a bit edgy (unironically). All qualities shared by the ‘80s, incidentally, and SWATCH is capitalizing on that fact with a new collection rendered in Bioceramic. The 1984 Reloaded Collection comprises 5 new references, each sporting a unique color and dial design that reference visual themes and original SWATCH watch designs of the era. Coming just a year into the brand’s history, 1984 represented a foundational period that wasn’t shy on personality, setting a tone that reverberates as strongly today as it did back then.
Beginning with the Yellow Racer, this collection kicks off with a bang. While they claim this one is inspired by “high powered vehicles like race cars and helicopters” I get more of a Vegas vibe with the roulette wheel-esque dial design. The black center section is joined by red and green sections that narrow at the perimeter. The yellow case and band is borderline pastel in saturation levels ensuring it doesn’t compete with the bright primary colors on the dial. The Yellow Racer measures 34mm in diameter.