Bamford, cheap fake TAG Heuer CA and Highsnobiety combine to pay tribute to an automotive icon

It’s the tail-end of the 1980s, and you and your stockbroker buddies are ripping down the Autobahn in the two fastest cars in the world – the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959.  Today’s model is a perfect fake TAG Heuer. Suddenly, you notice a flash of yellow in your rear-view mirror, which disappears in front of you as quickly as it appeared behind.
The RUF Yellowbird is a legendary car that put Alois Ruf’s RUF Automobile on the map for their ability to create supercars incorporating Porsche bodies and engines. Looking to honour this world-beating car and manufacturer, Highsnobiety has created an entire capsule collection with RUF’s signature colours. But the headline offering is a collaboration with Bamford Watch Department that’s resulted in a limited-edition 1:1 replica TAG Heuer Carrera CA.

The watch
The base for this collab is the instantly recognisable dual-register, pump-pusher design of the 42mm luxury fake TAG Heuer Carrera. Concentric brushing for the sub-dials combines with the bright yellow chrono hands and RUF logo at 6 o’clock to bring plentiful visual interest to the dial, the trio’s effect pared back by the deep green tone of the dial. Always ones to pay attention to details, Bamford and Highsnobiety painted the chronograph seconds hand with racing stripes, generally known to add at least 50 horsepower when added to any car.

The case is a classic AAA fake TAG Heuer Carrera 42mm affair, with sharply pointed lugs and unguarded crown and pushers, complete with a display back giving us a look at the Heuer 02 calibre inside. The automatic column wheel chronograph offers an 80-hour power reserve, though it’s mostly obscured by the branding trifecta of RUF, Highsnobiety and Bamford. The Swiss made replica TAG Heuer CA is accompanied by a pair of customised straps, a green leather with yellow stitching alongside a green NATO in the same colourway.

RUF x Bamford x Highsnobiety high quality replica TAG Heuer Carrera pricing and availability:
The RUF x Bamford x Highsnobiety Swiss movement fake TAG Heuer Carrera is available now from Highsnobiety. Price: U$8,995

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