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Style It Like Beckham: the TUDOR Black Bay Chrono

12 August 2017

By Scott Campbell

It is easy to forget that David Beckham was a star midfielder who made 115 appearances for England, played for title-winning teams at Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy as well as Paris Saint-Germain.

The father of four, husband to an equally successful designer wife Victoria, he is undoubtedly a global fashion icon who has proven it was possible to be in the thick of the football action while sporting perfectly coiffed hair and tattoos.

Beckham was never afraid to be different, whether it was wearing a hair band, putting on nail polish, or throwing on a sarong.

Mild mannered, cool and collected - all part of his English charm - Beckham has grown up in the public eye to become a new man with a quiet elegance, very unlike the old-fashioned image of a hardened footballer.

Today, he is the new brand ambassador for TUDOR, and on his wrist, the stylish new Black Bay Chrono.

As seen on Beckham, the watch looks great whether it is with a plain t-shirt, a suit, denim shirt, or even with a wool jacket thrown on.

The TUDOR Heritage Black Bay Chrono, combines the aquatic heritage represented by the Black Bay family, with an added touch from the racetrack, the chronograph. It was introduced into the range of offerings earlier this year at Baselworld 2017, the watch industry's penultimate watch fair held in Switzerland.

The brand's 'snowflake hands,' its signature since 1969, adorn the domed matt black dial, with sub-counters hollowed for optimum contrast and a date aperture is positioned at 6 o'clock.

The Black Bay Chrono comes in a 41-millimetre diamater steel case, fitted with pushers inspired by the first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel in circular satin-brushed steel with engraved tachymetric scale completes the look.

The bracelet of the Heritage Black Bay Chrono is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s, which were famous for having the heads of the rivets attaching the links visible on the side of the bracelet. The links also had a distinct stepped construction.

These influences are infused into the design of the modern  Heritage Black Bay Chrono, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links. The watch is also available on a rich brown leather strap with folding clasp.

In addition, TUDOR as one of the first watch brands to do so, also offers for its Heritage line, a complimentary fabric strap.

The Heritage Black Bay Chrono model comes with a navy-blue denim-style strap woven on 19th century Jacquard looms by a 150-year-old family firm from the region of St-Etienne.

Exquisite, the timepiece offers versatile matching options for any outfit... and not just on Beckham.


TUDOR Black Bay Chrono is priced at S$6,480 (leather) and S$6,912 (bracelet) in Singapore.

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