Ex­cel­lence in tech­nol­ogy

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Time Kulture -

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.

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