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BUCKLE UP: IWC X SBTG CREATE LIMITED EDITION WATCH STRAP

BUCKLE UP: IWC X SBTG CREATE LIMITED EDITION WATCH STRAP
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IWC Schaffhausen has teamed up with punk rock- and street-inspired designer Mark Ong to design the IWC x SBTG special edition watch strap in green camouflage, the visual trademark of Ong’s home-grown label SBTG (short for ‘Sabotage’). Known for his shoe customization and streetwear designs, Mark Ong, aka Mr. Sabotage, kick-started his journey in 2002, when he sold his first pair of customized sneakers online. Soon, his clients included basketball celebrities from abroad who were intrigued not only by Ong’s artistic and craftsmanship skills, but also by his background as an ardent skateboarder with a certain anti-establishment attitude. Since his youth, when he used leather, rubber, or even bicycle tires to patch holes in his shoes, his punk and skateboarding influences are palpable in all of Ong’s creations.

GREEN CAMOUFLAGE WATCH STRAP BY SINGAPOREAN STREETWEAR DESIGNER MARK ONG IS OFFERED IN TWO DIFFERENT WIDTHS

Mark Ong Strap Package

 

The IWC x SBTG special edition watch strap is available in two different widths covering a broad range of IWC Pilot’s Watches, including the Big Pilot’s Watch 43, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph in various sizes and materials, and the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII and XX lineup. The complete strap set comes in a customized box and includes a pin buckle and fitting spring bars in case the respective watch does not feature the IWC EasX-CHANGE® system yet.

 

The strap with a width of 20/18 mm is suitable for the Pilot’s Watch Mark XX, Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire, Pilot’s Watch Automatic TOP GUN, Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire and the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII.

 

The strap with a width of 21/18 mm can be fitted on the new Pilot’s Watch Chronograph in 43 mm, the Big Pilot’s Watch 43, the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph, and most versions of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph with a case diameter of 44.5 mm, such as the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN.

WATCHES COMPATIBLE WITH SBTG STRAP 20/18MM

REF. IW3270

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
IW327001

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
IW327002

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Antoine De Saint Exupéry»
IW327003

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Le Petit Prince»
IW327004

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Heritage
IW327006

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Tribute to Mark XI»
IW327007

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
IW327009

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Le Petit Prince»
IW327010

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
IW327011

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
IW327012

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Le Petit Prince»
IW327014

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
IW327015

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Le Petit Prince»
IW327016

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII
IW327017

REF. IW3268

Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire
IW326801

Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire
IW326802

Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire
IW326803

REF. IW3282

Pilot’s Watch Mark XX
IW328201

Pilot’s Watch Mark XX
IW328202

Pilot’s Watch Mark XX
IW328203

Pilot’s Watch Mark XX
IW328204

Pilot’s Watch Mark XX
IW328205

Pilot’s Watch Mark XX
IW328206

REF. IW3881

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
IW388101

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
IW388102

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
IW388103

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
IW388104

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “C.03”
IW388105

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium®
IW388106

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Chinese New Year”
IW388107

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team”
IW388108

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
IW388109

REF. IW3247

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar
IW324702

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Laureus Sport for Good Foundation»
IW324703

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition «Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor»
IW324705

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Edition «SFTI»
IW324712

REF. IW3281

Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”
IW328101

REF. IW3269

Pilot’s Watch Automatic TOP GUN
IW326901

REF. IW3879

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire
IW387901

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire
IW387902

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire
IW387903

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705”
IW387905

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition «10 Years of Mr Porter»
IW387907

Pilot’s Sultanate of Oman Chronograph Automatic
IW387910

WATCHES COMPATIBLE WITH SBTG STRAP 21/18MM

REF. IW3891

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN
IW389101

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert”
IW389103

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI”
IW389104

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Lake Tahoe”
IW389105

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland”
IW389106

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Royal Maces”
IW389107

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tophatters”
IW389108

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Blue Angels®”
IW389109

REF. IW3790

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
IW378001

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
IW378002

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
IW378003

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
IW378004

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
IW378005

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
IW378006

REF. IW3293

Big Pilot’s Watch 43
IW329301

Big Pilot’s Watch 43
IW329303

Big Pilot’s Watch 43
IW329304

Big Pilot’s Watch 43
IW329306

REF. IW3718

Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium®
IW371815

REF. IW3297

Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire
IW329701

Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfire
IW329702

REF. IW3922

Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince”
IW392202

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MARK ONG HERE…

 

His parents had big plans for him: to become a doctor or lawyer and lead a quiet, traditional life, with a steady job and income. But Mark was a rebel at heart, constantly looking to buck the trend. Conform to social expectations? No thanks. He preferred to go skateboarding while attentively observing the patterns and designs around him.

 

And so he bought a cheap pair of white sneakers and started painting on them. First, he would work in his parents’ kitchen; later in his own studio. His inspiration: punk rock, eighties Americana, camouflage motifs, and of course, skateboarding. Soon, a store in Tokyo commissioned him to design a limited-edition sneaker. It was sold-out in no time. Twenty years later, Mark Ong has turned SBTG into one of the hottest local brands in Singapore, designing and customizing streetwear and sneakers. 

 

The IWC JOURNAL spoke with the gentle rebel about his career, his unfailing instincts, and his collaboration with IWC. 

Mark Ong wearing the Pilot's Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” with the new IWC x SBTG watch strap

— Mark Ong wearing the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland” with the new IWC x SBTG watch strap

   

GO AGAINST THE CURRENT

   

Why is skateboarding the coolest sport in the world?

It’s more than that, I’m gonna say it goes along the lines of culture, lifestyle and even state of mind. For me it’s a guiding system of how I approach life in the sense of creativity and independence.  I feel like I could say that I’m a skateboarder even after my body stops allowing me to do so.

 

When did you first realize you were somehow different from others?

As early as I could remember, I sorta repelled from popular choice which I later knew as herd mentality. I learned to question the status quo at a very young age. If everyone had a blue backpack, I wanted a red one and would sometimes even go as far as asking for a sling bag.

 

How would your wife describe you?

Dependable and slightly eccentric.

 

And how would your clients describe your products?

Distinct, different, rebellious. 

HITTING THE RIGHT SPOT

   

Where did you take your inspiration from for the design of the new IWC straps?

I wanted the straps to look like my other products. So, I picked the pattern that I’m most known for. I spent more than a decade painting it, it’s a very therapeutic process which takes my mind into a space of learning. I believe products hold energy and I hope that the user can feel that energy. 

 

What challenges did you face while designing the straps?

I have been designing products for a long time so I won’t really call it challenges except for the usual back and forth till we hit the spot. I enjoy this process.

 

Mark Ong’s design studio is where the magic happens

— Mark Ong’s design studio is where the magic happens

THAT SABOTAGE INSTINCT

    

What’s the most wonderful compliment you have ever received?

During the start of my career, I got to meet my idol in Tokyo. We were walking down Harajuku one afternoon and he had someone stop him for an autograph. Many years later I had someone stop me at the same exact spot in Tokyo to ask for mine. That somehow solidified the choices I made all these years. 

 

What’s the best decision you have ever made?

Not questioning my instincts to ask for a red sling bag when I was a kid and harnessing that mindset to shape my life :)

 

IWC Schaffhausen