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Esquire Singapore|December 2020
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TUDOR BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT NAVY BLUE

For Tudor, the blue thing started in the 1960s, when the brand debuted its first dive watch with a blue dial and bezel. It continued with the Submariners supplied to the French navy, or Marine Nationale, until the mid-’80s, the colour of which serves as the inspiration for the blue hue on the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue. The name and the 39mm case, on the other hand, come from an earlier Sub, from (you guessed it) 1958.

Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue, by Tudor.

PANERAI LUMINOR MARINA GOLDTECH

While divers have been big news in watchmaking this year, it’s divers all day every day for Panerai. The maker started by supplying big, beefy watches to the Italian navy in the 1930s, and the no-nonsense display and unique case shape —both derived from those early pieces—are what still appeal to this day. The scale, of course, is what gets it noticed on your wrist. But the gold in this all-new version, with its blue sunray dial, will certainly help.

Luminor Goldtech 44Mm, by Panerai.

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