|Courtesy of Bamford Watch Department|
Following on from the two previously launched collaborations with Black Badger, Bamford Watch Department X Black Badger are excited to announce their next collaboration, the BWD X BB Zenith El Primero Superconductor.
George Bamford, Founder of Bamford Watch Department comments. “There are many variations and types of superconducting materials but in this instance we are dealing with a copper-niobium variation.
Filaments of niobium metal are housed within copper and extruded to the desired length.
The superconductor we have used for this collaboration is comprised of a tight orientation of silver metal and copper housing. There is a fantastically organised network honeycomb aesthetic. However, when angles and curves are introduced to the metal a brilliant high-tech woodgrain array is revealed.
You can expose the finished superconductor piece to a special acid that will eat away the copper but leave the niobium structure untouched. This gives a highly dramatic, skeletonised effect with unrivalled contrast.
This material has been machined down into the mid-case of the watch and it has been lightly acid etched to make the honey-comb stand out more and the finish matt with glass bead. However this material can also be polished to a light finish”.
• Type - Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph
• Movement – El Primero 400B Automatic,
31 jewels, 326 components, 36,000 VpH, (5 Hz)
• Power Reserve – min 50 hours
• Function - Self-winding El Primero column-wheel
chronograph. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. Tachymetric
scale. Date indication at 6 o’clock. Chronograph with -
central chronograph seconds hand; 12-hour counter at
6 o'clock; 30 minute counter at 3 o’clock
• Case Material :Copper Niobium Superconductor
• Case diameter – 42 mm
• Case thickness-13 mm
• Case-Back- Sapphire crystal
• Water Resistance- 100m / 10 ATM
• Lug Width- 21 mm
• Strap Material: Genuine suede leather in black with gold
• Dial: Black dial with gold accents. Sub dials and
tachymeter. Hands with Super-Luminova