Rolex Explorer II by BWD + Jardins Florian

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"Truly, this is a watch that meets my sensibilities. Classic yet tough, whimsical yet utterly decadent, rugged yet fine. And of course, completely different than what anyone else will have and still within the confines of timelessness!"


  • Limited EditionThis model is exclusive to Jardins Florian and limited to only 25 pieces.
  • Swiss Made - U.K. Customized: Each watch is Swiss-made, and customized with passion by the best specialists available.
  • Guarantee: These watches are covered by Bamford Watch Department’s own full two year guarantee, and a lifetime guarantee on the coating of the watch.
  • Delivery:  Orders will be completed within six to eight weeks. For urgent orders, please enquire. Orders are final as each watch is custom-made.


  • Case 42mm
  • Mechanical movement, self-winding
  • BWD Military Grade PVD
  • Quick set Date function
  • 24-Hour Hand
  • 2 Time Zone Settings
  • Sapphire Crystal 
  • Bracelet: Oyster
  • Orders are final as each watch is custom-made.


For this watch brand collaboration, Jardins Florian has used the strength of two established brands in the watch world, Rolex offering a much admired product and Bamford Watch Department offering a very inspiring customization palette.

The Rolex model chosen as a design base, the Explorer II, is sought after by traditional Rolex fans, as well as watch collectors who usually seek niche brands. This model has an incredible balance in terms of size, functionality, style, discretion, timelessness and modernity.

The 'Physical Vapour Deposition' (PVD) coating is a blackening process BWD has become famous for worldwide. It not only gives such an exclusive and discrete finishing, but also protects the watch itself and increases its durability, hence its desirability in our own views.

Bamford Watch Department is synonymous with uncompromising style and quality. They have been the first company to personalize such a range of steel sports watches. The company started ten years ago and has been based around the customization of various iconic sports watches, selected from the leading brands in the watch world among which Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.

At Bamford, the first element of customization is enabled by the science of PVD or 'Physical Vapour Deposition'. This process is very technical and Bamford’s PVD know-how has been enhanced by a number of 'secret' formulae over the years and is now perfected as a highly advanced military grade coating. To create these blacked-out Rolex watches and to ensure the highest quality, they employ the best technology available to achieve the ultimate PVD coatings available today.

The result is a stunning, almost 'diamond hard' flawless black coating that completely transforms each timepiece. They often perform further personalisation in the form of bespoke dials, luminescent indices and case engraving. The combinations of dial colours, luminous paint bespoke text on the dial allow for highly exclusive pieces. 

Last, they hand select a dedicated team of experts who ensure that each finished watch is delivered in impeccable and pristine condition. Naturally, each watch is supported by a full 2 years warranty, and a lifetime guarantee on the coating of the watch.

George Bamford says: “I started BWD in an effort to create unique watches which would appeal to people with a need for something special other than the norm. I am proud to say that this collaboration with Jardins Florian has resulted in a very unique design which encapsulates the essence of originality which both Jardins Florian and BWD are known for.


Please contact us before purchase if you have any special requirement in terms of shipping address, emergency, insurance coverage, gift etc. It is very important that you read our Terms & Conditions, together with our Refund & Delivery terms, during the checking out process.


For our future models, we are looking forward to being involved in the sourcing of materials and the development of watch movements. If you are a brand, watch maker or designer, please get in touch.

All of the above features (incl. name, design, materials, colors, provenance etc.) are subject to changes as we constantly try to improve and learn, both from a design and sustainability point of view.  Updates will be posted as we progress in the future. Contact us for any question.

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