Setting his sights on watchmaking, Tom Ford has introduced plans for his very first timepiece. Known as the Tom Ford 001, the item is geared towards those seeking to indulge in timeless luxury and stands as a collaboration with the Bedrock Manufacturing Company of Shinola and Filson fame.

Tom Ford 001

“In general, I dislike a trendy watch, as I am a fairly classic person,” Ford told GQ “For a man who is more traditional, watches are really one of the few accessories he can wear outside of maybe a wedding ring”.

For his own watch, the designer chose to design a more minimal, artful piece that’s anything but gaudy. “I don’t love diamonds on a day watch,” Ford says.  “I have always preferred tank watches, so it felt natural to introduce the rectangular shape to our customer first.”

The Tom Ford 001 will come in an 18-karat gold or stainless case and is available in polished, brushed and matte finishes — white or black dials can be chosen. You can pick up your own at the official Tom Ford website.

Melissa Reid

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