If “World Gone Mad” is the motto, it’s always helpful to at least know what time it is. That’s why the BAPE x Swatch Big Bold collection sees A Bathing Ape team up with the Swiss watchmakers for six limited wristwatches. The result is a unique connection of Japanese street culture and innovative Swiss watchmaker’s art. This collaboration calls on big personalities that celebrate the world, diversity and time.
Based on the Swatch BIG BOLD line, the timepieces celebrate not only five global metropolises but also the whole world. Next to Bern, London, New York City, Paris and Tokyo, there’s also one watch dedicated to Planet Earth. Each style features a a new individually created camouflage pattern by BAPE as well as the brand’s ape head logo on the hour hand and lower wristband. The extended Swatch logo also references the watch manufacturer’s origins in the 1980s. And as a special allusion to the founding years of both brands, all of the five city models are numbered and limited to either 983 (for Swatch) or 1993 (for BAPE).
Release Details – BAPE x Swatch BIG BOLD Collection
The BAPE x Swatch BIG BOLD collection launches on June 15, 2019. Each model retails for 135 €. In Germany, only the BIG BOLD BAPE The World model will be available. Get yours at the Swatch online shop or at the Swatch stores Hamburg, Berlin Kurfürstendamm and Frankfurt as well as the solebox stores in Berlin and Munich.