Selecting unique and unusual vintage timepieces from the 1940s through 1980s - including military watches, Rolex & Patek - and redesigning the bands, faces, and the backs, the Bellum Classics new line of 20 styles of one-off luxury watches is helping to make watch-wearing positively hip. “We wanted to create a series of collections for those who appreciate timeless design and cater to those who honor individual style,” explain Ryan Bonilla & Phillip Feng, founders of Bellum (Latin for "war"), a collective of artisans and free-thinkers which specializes in designing, manufacturing, and customizing one off luxury goods. “This war we battle is the war for creative freedom. The lack of originality and individualism in the market place today gave birth to Bellum. Bellum Classics is about creating truly unique luxury goods that are forever classic, and we are more than excited about our first collection of watches." In the future, we plan to follow up with various items in the luxury goods market" (customized vintage automobiles & electric powered motorcycles are apparently in the works).
Available at BellumConcepts.net.
- Lesley Scott