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TUDOR’S watchmaking heritage is closely tied to both racing and diving. The two sports have long inspired the designs of various timepiece models, and it looks like this is not about to change.
Just have a look at the hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono. This gorgeous watch combines the aquatic element represented by the Black Bay family with the queen of the racetrack, the chronograph.
Remaining faithful to the celebrated aesthetic with its snowflake hands (a brand signature since 1969), the Heritage Black Bay Chrono model offers optimum readability against a domed matte black dial.
The watch’s sub-counters are hollowed for optimum contrast and a date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock. This is in addition to the 41mm steel case, fitted with pushers inspired by the first generation of Tudor chronographs.
The fixed bezel in circular satin-brushed steel even comes engraved with a tachymetric scale. This adds an appealing edginess to the dial’s face, as well as gives it an ultra-sporty and modern feel.
Powering the Heritage Black Bay Chrono is the Calibre MT5813. It presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by an array of extreme tests applied to all of Tudor’s products.
Another highlight model from Tudor is the latest Heritage Black Bay divers’ watch. Aside from being available in yellow gold and steel, this new version also introduces the date function to the Black Bay family.
In it, the iconic lines and proportions are retained, while the rotating bezel and the winding crown are made from yellow gold. The steel bracelet is also dressed in this precious metal on its central link, giving it a more formal feel.
The watch’s Calibre MT5612 happens to be a variation of the movement first presented by Tudor in 2015. It was specially developed for the Heritage Black Bay S&G.
With a 70-hour power reserve, a wearer can take off the watch on Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to re-set and wind it. The calibre beats to a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 beats/hour).
It is interesting to note that the bracelet of the Heritage Black Bay S&G model is inspired by the folding straps of the Tudor watches produced in the 1950s and 60s. They were famous for having rivet heads.
The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are incorporated into the new model, which underscores the idea of integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links.
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Heritage Black Bay Chrono.