Wearable art from the rock legend
When Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood isn’t on the stage or in the recording studio, you’ll probably find him in front of a canvas with his paints, or spending time with his watch collection. He is a big fan of British watch manufacturer Bremont in particular.
Bringing all of these interests together was just too good an opportunity for Bremont to pass up, so it asked Wood to hand-paint 47 limited edition watch dials – all of them completed while he was on tour with the Rolling Stones – to be featured as part of The 1947 Collection. The name of the series is a nod to the year that Wood was born.
Each watch is one-of-a-kind, with original art from Wood himself, and a Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier movement with moon-phase complication. The hand-finished mechanism is housed in a 42mm 18k white gold case using Bremont’s signature Trip-Tick three-piece format.
“Having spent so much time focusing on the dial designs, I’m really looking forward to seeing a completed watch,” says Wood, excitedly. “I look at some of the dials and it brings back memories of having painted them on tour in places like Chicago, Seattle or Philadelphia. In different places, I’d get a little time to spend doing some art.”
Wood has successfully established himself as an artist, and his work is popular with collectors. He has previously worked with Bremont on a series of clocks, and the collaboration has now evolved into 47 watches, each with their own distinct character.
Each timepiece has a white gold caseback with integrated sapphire crystal and the words ‘I Feel Like Painting’ featured above Wood’s signature. An alligator leather strap is included.
Check out examples here:
Ask about the watches at your nearest Bremont stockist.