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WHETHER ITS WEEK­ENDS OR WORK WEAR, TU­DOR’S HER­ITAGE BLACK BAY CHRONO­GRAPH IS COM­ING ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

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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.

TU­DOR

Her­itage Black Bay Chrono­graph $6,070.

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