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Watch & Learn: Hunter Hayes’ Tudor Heritage

Country music’s newest star chooses a timepiece that honors tradition and innovation

Talented songwriter and musician Hunter Hayes can play more than 30 instruments. So of course this polymath would be attracted to the Tudor Heritage Chrono—a watch that can also perform many tricks.

First of all, it’s super stylish: A modern take on the iconic Oysterdate Chronograph from the early 1970s, the Heritage has some novel updates. It features beveled and polished lugs, heavy-duty shoulders to protect the crown and a distinctive, tread-like texture on the bezel and pushers for a better grip. It comes with a stainless steel bracelet and a fabric strap (that is meant to evoke a seat belt and buckle), so you can switch your look up as the occasion warrants.

The Tudor Heritage Chrono

The Heritage is also a working watch. This self-winding chrono has a power-reserve of 42 hours—not that you’d ever want to take it off for that long. It obviously works to measure elapsed time and distance, but it also functions as a GMT watch— just adjust the bezel so that the time difference is indicated at 12 o’clock, and the hour hands will then point to both local and foreign time zones. It’s handy for a man like Hunter, who will embark on a summer-long concert tour.

Like Hayes, Tudor is pretty new to American audiences. The Rolex subsidiary only just returned to the U.S. market in 2013 after a 20-year absence. But both the musician and the Heritage chrono are building on traditions with deep roots.



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