WHETHER ITS WEEKENDS OR WORK WEAR, TUDOR’S HERITAGE BLACK BAY CHRONOGRAPH IS COMING ALONG FOR THE RIDE.
WHILE TUDOR HAS PRODUCED chronographs since as far back as the Prince Oysterdate Chronograph of 1970 – from which some design elements inform this piece – this is the first chrono in the Heritage Black Bay line. For us it was a stand-out piece at Baselworld 2017 earlier this year.
It’s unmistakeably a Black Bay – the snowflake hands and domed dial and crystal, as well as the prominent winding crown which first appeared on the reference 7924 from 1958. While some Tudor purists have complained about the larger snowflake hour hand blocking the 45-minute chronograph register between 2 and 4 o’clock, we found this a fairly groundless quibble and think both dive watch and chrono design elements work in harmony. The chronograph functions are powered by the Calibre MT5813, a movement based on the manufacture calibre Breitling 01. The sub-counters are hollowed for optimum contrast, with the date window at 6 o’clock, inside a steel case of 41mm.
It’s suitably racy to wear for active weekends but its finishing also pairs it with suiting or formal wardrobe as well.
Heritage Black Bay Chronograph $6,070.