Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll monitor the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
After a Covid-impacted down yr for watch releases, 2021 has given us numerous horological goodness. A lot of these tasty watches have been seen on NBA sidelines (the place the Black Panther Audemars Piguet roams), on the Monaco Grand Prix (accompanying Tom Holland), and now within the crowd at Euro 2020. David Beckham is the most recent to flex possession of one of many trade’s finest new releases—an elusive factor within the watch world the place lengthy delivery and manufacturing timelines and prolonged wait lists usually sit between collectors and scorching items. Whereas cheering on his residence nation in opposition to Scotland, Becks wore the brand new Tudor Black Bay Chrono that was simply introduced again in April. There’s loads of Tudor newness to select from this yr nevertheless it seems like Beckham and I are in complete settlement right here: the prize of the brand new batch is that this black-dial chronograph with white subdials that create a reverse-panda dial. Beckham isn’t the one one with a brand new watch to indicate off this week, although: F1 champs are including to their collections, whereas JJ Redick is aware of the most effective watch to purchase proper now prices solely $500.
David Beckham’s Tudor Black Bay Chrono
The one cause this watch is one in all the most effective new watch releases is that Tudor has been hitting bullseyes with the consistency of Gerwyn “The Iceman” Value (the world’s number-one darts participant, clearly). Only a few weeks after debuting this Chrono, the model put out its Black Bay in brawny ceramic, and simply this week it debuted a elegant bronze Black Bay Fifty-Eight with a chocolate dial and bezel. This watch is tasty!
Between the ruggedly good-looking Black Bay Chrono on Beckham, the beat-it-up bronze version, and blacked-out ceramic piece, Tudor might be thought-about the unhealthy boy of the watch world. There’s a cause tatted-up Beckham is the man Tudor entrusts with exhibiting off new items within the wild first.
Romelu Lukaku’s Rolex Submariner
The Belgian soccer star has turned the Euros right into a platform for private glory. Along with the handful of objectives he’s picked up in simply three video games, Lukaku is impressing off the pitch with this very glitzy tackle the Rolex Submariner. Whereas the tteel model of the Sub will get all of the love, Lukaku’s watch is a compelling argument that we ought to be remaking all the pieces in gold.
JJ Redick’s Seiko x Rowing Blazers “Zig-Zag”
Final week, one thing unusual occurred within the watch world: it was taken over by a trio of $500 watches made in collaboration with ivory-tower-dwelling model Rowing Blazers. The zig-zag, colorblocked, and checkerboard items dominated my Instagram timeline in a approach different cheap items nearly by no means do. Inexpensive watches like these sometimes don’t appeal to upper-crust collectors, whereas costly watches are inherently inaccessible. These Seiko x Rowing Blazers watches simply threaded that needle with all of the grace of a New England tailor. Working example: even NBA participant Redick bought in on the motion, posting his Zig-Zag up on Instagram together with seemingly everybody else.
Hailey Bieber’s Rolex Datejust
What do you put on to satisfy the president of France and his spouse? If you happen to’re Justin Bieber, a go well with and a pair of Nike Dunks. If you happen to’re spouse Hailey Bieber, a Rolex Datejust with a gem-set bezel. The bottom mannequin of the Datejust is a basic watch, and Hailey might have gone basic, however the Biebers made it very clear this week that that’s not their type. It is not simply the diamonds—even the dial plumbs valuable supplies for its mother-of-pearl face.
Max Verstappen’s Tag Heuer Monaco
The French Grand Prix winner couldn’t have picked a greater watch to accompany him to the highest of the rostrum this weekend. The Tag Heuer Monaco has racing historical past coursing by way of its funky little sq. physique—it’s the watch Steve McQueen wore in Le Mans, the movie based mostly on the French race of the identical title. Verstappen went larger than the McQueen-minted basic, although, choosing the very new model of the watch remodeled in glossy titanium.