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BAPE will soon be releasing its celebrated Type 1 BAPEX watch with new NATO bands. Here we get a look at one of the upcoming designs of the brand’s Rolex-inspired timepiece, which showcases a predominantly black look.

BAPE’s new Type 1 BAPEX features a black outer dial with gold accents. The face then boasts the familiar Ape Head graphic as well as the BAPEX motif, while the NATO strap complements with a black and grey design. An additional white Ape Head logo is shown on the inner side of the strap.

BAPE is releasing the Type 1 BAPEX watch with a NATO band this Saturday, August 3, at BAPE stores and online. Retail is approximately $395.

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