In collaboration with LA style guru DRx Romanelli

Final design in popular series to be strictly limited to 29 pieces

Bamford Watch Department (BWD) is happy to unveil the latest in their remarkable line of ongoing collaborations with designer and fashion visionary DRx Romanelli, created in official agreement with King Features. In a delightfully whimsical reworking of a highly popular design, the BWD x DRx Popeye Yacht-Master is the last of a cherished series immortalising the iconic Popeye. Paying homage to the beloved sailor’s first appearance in 1929, this classic grey Yacht-Master brings a decidedly light hearted touch to an undoubtedly serious piece of engineering and is available as an exclusive run of 29 watches.

Framed on the world-renowned Rolex Yacht-Master, the latest design features an eye-catching and grey colour scheme that pays homage to the original black and white classics of the legendary Popeye franchise. This subtle colouring results in a stunning timepiece, yet ensuring the focus remains on the ever popular, eye-popping character. Utilising BWD’s own Military Grade Titanium Coating (MGTC) has ensured the watch has an incredibly tough, scratch resistant finish that will ensure a lifespan far exceeding other timepieces, whilst the timeless Popeye design provides a vibrant splash of cartoon colour on the dial. Every watch is presented in a specially created box containing a themed spinach can containing a cartoon strip which can only be opened by a can opener engraved with a limited edition number.

“Popeye was our first King Features collaboration, and it’s been an honour to have their official endorsement to work on the characters that I have always loved,’ explains George Bamford, founder of the BWD. ‘The series has proved to be a fantastic journey for us and I wanted to ensure we paid a fitting final tribute by looking back to the origins of a legendary figure.’

‘The chance to make these ideas spring to life is a real privilege,’ says DRx Romanelli. ‘I have always loved the Popeye characters for their exuberance and feel that we have channelled this into a brilliantly fun-loving design. A great way to finish this collection”.


This final, limited edition BWD Popeye design is available directly from the Bamford Watch Department and their global partners while stocks last. Prices are available on request.



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