Swatch X Bape Conduit Street Punks, mods, grime, London’s always been proud of its edgy, counter-culture vibes. Sure, Japan might be the modern capital of streetwear, but our own capital’s always been what makes street, street. It’s not too big a surprise then that the latest collab between camo-loving label BAPE and accessible watchmaker Swatch has a distinct London slant: the Swatch X BAPE Conduit Street.

Bigger is better when it comes to this particular collab, and the 47mm case is the boldest in Swatch’s arsenal. Pared-back as it is, the dial isn’t exactly subtle. The numerals have been replaced with LONDON lettering in union jack blue and red against white.

Swatch X Bape Conduit Street
Swatch X Bape Conduit Street

The hands are just as on-the-nose. The hour hand is tipped with Bape’s signature ape head in blue and the second hand a red lightning bolt. The strap’s just as patriotic, using a blue, red and white take on BAPE’s signature camouflage.

Swatch X Bape Conduit Street Swatch X Bape Conduit Street

If you were wondering where Conduit Street came into it – being one of the most prestigious addresses in Mayfair isn’t exactly ‘street’ – it’s because this piece has been launched to coincide with the new Swatch boutique there.

Swatch X Bape Conduit Street

Given how quickly BAPE’s last collaboration with Swatch ran out – and, let’s be fair, their collabs in general – you’ll need to be quick to get hold of this Union Flag-coloured piece. It’s a special rather than limited edition, meaning that it’s a case of ‘while stock last’ rather than strict numbers. That will not be long.

More details at Swatch and BAPE.