Bo Derek interview: The world’s sexiest watch by TAG Heuer

Bo Derek interview: The world’s sexiest watch by TAG Heuer


Maria Doulton: Tonight, I’m with Tag Heuer
in London. We’re here to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aquaracer watch. Now the
Aquaracer dates back to the 1970s, as does its ambassador, Bo Derek. She was one of the
first women to be photographed wearing the watch, right at the height of her fame, just
after the film ’10’. I had a chance to catch up with Bo and talk to her about watches,
her life and, of course, jewellery. Can you tell me how you came to be in that
photograph, wearing that watch? Bo Derek: You know, the story goes back a
bit, because Jack Heuer was a friend of my father’s from the movie ‘Le Mans’ with Steve
McQueen. Later, I had made the film ’10’ and the paparazzi, the press, the scrutiny was
so intense, we decided to take our three dogs and go camping on the lake. Before we went, we stopped in this watch store.
Of course I went to the Heuer jewellery box because that’s where I had a family affinity,
and I bought my first Aquaracer there. Maria: That was the one photographed on your
wrist? Bo: It is. Maria: On a special strap. Bo: Yes. My husband had it made for me. It
became quite famous – I was wearing a chamois leather bikini with beads on it, and he made
me a watch strap to go with it. Jewellery is the same for me; it has to have a meaning
behind it. I tend to like larger, more substantial pieces. It has to be a gift; it has to represent
something memorable to me. Maria: Fantastic. Thank you so much, Bo. Bo: You’re welcome. Maria: Thank you. If you want to know all that’s happening in
the world of jewellery and watches, visit my website, thejewelleryeditor.com.

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