Rowing Blazers, Bamford Watch Dept. & Tag Heuer Team Up For ‘Yacht-Timer’ Carrera

A colorful collab that recalls classic Tag Yacht-Timer watches worn during sailing regattas in the ’60s and ’70s.

(Rowing Blazers)

Preppy style brand Rowing Blazers has joined forces with Bamford Watch Department, TAG Heuer and Eric Wind of Wind Vintage to create a limited edition 42mm “Yacht-Timer” Carrera timepiece.

Inspired by the classic Heuer Yacht-Timer worn by sailors competing at regattas in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the new watch riffs on the Yacht-Timer’s signature color scheme: a white dial, bright blue text, and hits of red, blue, green, and pale yellow—with 1-minute sections on the original Yacht-Timer, and reimagined for the Rowing Blazers Carrera as register colors for the Chronograph.

The Rowing Blazers Carrera also adopts the Yacht-Timer’s use of cross-hatching on the colors—recalling the “Ben Day dots” visual effect used in comic books and Pop Art. (Bamford most recently teamed up with Tag Heuer last month for a limited edition Japanese racing watch. )

(Rowing Blazers)

“I’ve always loved the Heuer Yacht-Timer—both for its sporting origins and its very Rowing Blazers color scheme, but also because there’s something very Roy Lichtenstein about the way the colors are rendered,” said Rowing Blazers founder Jack Carlson, who designed the watch with Bamford and Wind.

(Rowing Blazers)

George Bamford, founder of Bamford Watch Department, added: “I’ve always loved the Rowing Blazers brand and it has been such an honor working with them to create this unique timepiece.”

Only 99 of these colorful collabs will be available for sale, offered for $8,900 exclusively at starting on Friday, October 13. Check out a first look at the images above.