David Beckham is the new man for Tudor

David Beckham Tudor

David Beckham Tudor. We are only in May, but 2017 has already shaped up to be a ‘billboard’ year for David Beckham. Shortly after his debut on the big screen – the former professional footballer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and family man appears in a cameo role in Guy Ritchie’s period-set blockbuster King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Beckham has been named as the new face of Swiss luxury watch brand Tudor, appearing in the ‘Born to Dare’ campaign.

As a young footballer coached by Eric Harrison, Leytonstone-born Beckham became known for his impeccable sense of timing on the pitch. In April 1992, he scored an almost unbelievable second goal in the 30th minute during the club’s final against Crystal Palace – and a star was born, culminating in today’s David Beckham Tudor announcement. As the new face of the Swiss watchmaker, Beckham will have a choice of expert timepieces to keep on track. There is the impressive Black Bay Chrono Ref. 79350, first seen at the Baselworld 2017 watch fair and debuting Tudor’s first first in-house chronograph. Or, perhaps Beckham’s interest is piqued by one the classic diving watches, such as the new gold and steel version of the Heritage Black Bay. David Beckham Tudor is a partnership that seems to have been a long time coming; few may know this but Beckham is in fact left-handed, an interesting fact considering that the watch brand released a left-handed version of the Pelagos, the technical divers’ watch first created for the French Navy in the 1970s.

David Beckham Tudor

“I was attracted to Tudor by the attention to detail I could see in their watches’, says Beckham, remembering his first impression of the Swiss brand. “I then learned about the history of the brand. One of adventure, pioneer diving and daring expeditions. I was instantly hooked”.

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Technical Diver Watch

Yet another good sign of things to come may lie with Kent & Curwen, the heritage clothing brand Beckham revived at the end of last year in collaboration with menswear designer Daniel Kearns. Originally established in 1926, Kent & Curwen once specialised in sportswear and club uniforms (it also invented the cricket sweater); a red, blue and yellow striped collegiate blazer designed by Kearns is emblazoned with a golden Tudor rose, an emblem repeated on the brand’s logo.

David Beckham Tudor