David Beckham wears one of the best new watches of 2021
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After a year of declining watch releases impacted by Covid, 2021 has given us a lot of horological goodness. Many of these tasty watches have been seen on the sidelines of the NBA (where Black Panther Audemars Piguet roams), at the Monaco Grand Prix (accompanying Tom Holland), and now in the crowd at Euro 2020. David Beckham is the last one. to relinquish ownership of one of the best novelties in the industry – an elusive thing in the watch world where long shipping and manufacturing times and long waiting lists often lie between collectors and hot parts. While cheering on his home country against Scotland, Becks wore the new Tudor Black Bay Chrono which was just announced in April. There are plenty of new Tudor items to choose from this year, but it looks like Beckham and I totally agree here: the price of the new lot is this black dial chronograph with white sub-dials that create a panda dial. inverted. Beckham isn’t the only one presenting a new watch this week: F1 champions are adding to their collections, while JJ Redick knows that the best watch to buy right now costs just $ 500.
David Beckham’s Tudor Black Bay Chrono
The only reason this watch is one of the best new watch is that Tudor hit the mark with the consistency of Gerwyn “The Iceman” Price (the world’s number one dart player, obviously). Just a few weeks after the launch of this Chrono, the brand released its muscular ceramic Black Bay, and this week it launched a sublime Black Bay Fifty-Eight in bronze with a chocolate dial and bezel. This watch is delicious!
Between the sturdy and handsome Black Bay Chrono on Beckham, the beat-it-up bronze edition, and the blackened ceramic piece, Tudor could well be considered the bad boy of the watch world. There’s a reason tattooed Beckham is the guy Tudor first entrusts to show off new pieces in the wild.
Romelu Lukaku’s Rolex Submariner
The Belgian football star has made the Euro a platform for personal glory. In addition to the handful of goals he has scored in just three games, Lukaku impresses off the pitch with this very glitzy version of the Rolex Submariner. While the steel version of the Sub receives all the love, Lukaku’s watch is a compelling argument that we should do everything in gold again.
JJ Redick’s Seiko x Rowing “Zig-Zag” blazers
Last week, something strange happened in the world of watchmaking: it was picked up by a trio of $ 500 watches made in collaboration with ivory-tower brand Rowing Blazers. Zigzag, color-contrasted, and checkerboard pieces dominated my Instagram timeline in a way other reasonably priced pieces almost never do. Affordable watches like these generally don’t appeal to high-end collectors, while expensive watches are inherently inaccessible. These Seiko x Rowing Blazers watches thread that needle with ease with all the grace of a New England tailor. Case in point: Even NBA player Redick stepped into the action, posting his Zig-Zag on Instagram with apparently everyone.
Hailey Bieber’s Rolex Datejust
What do you wear to meet the French president and his wife? If you’re Justin Bieber, a suit and a pair of Nike Dunks. If you’re your wife Hailey Bieber, a Rolex Datejust with a gem-set bezel. The base model of the Datejust is a classic watch, and Hailey could have gone classic, but the Biebers have made it clear this week that it’s not their style. It’s not just diamonds, even the dial showcases precious materials for its mother-of-pearl face.
Max Verstappen’s Tag Heuer Monaco
The winner of the French Grand Prix could not have chosen a better watch to accompany him to the top step of the podium this weekend. The Tag Heuer Monaco has a racing history through its awesome little square body – this is the watch Steve McQueen wore in Le Mans, the film based on the French breed of the same name. Verstappen went further than the McQueen classic, opting for the all new version of the watch in sleek titanium.
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