The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - The Brief -

Watch­mak­ers have al­ways been open to col­lab­o­ra­tion, but not of­ten with one an­other (and so openly). The part­ner­ship be­tween Bre­itling and Tu­dor is a prag­matic move that we hope in­spires more of the same within the in­dus­try. Bre­itling has of­fered its work­horse B01 chrono­graph move­ment to be mod­i­fied and used in the Tu­dor Black Bay Chrono­graph – where it is known as the MT5813 – in ex­change for the lat­ter’s three-hand MT5612 move­ment (re­named the B20) in its Su­pe­r­o­cean Her­itage II. Each brand tweaks its own move­ments to the other’s spec­i­fi­ca­tions, rang­ing from aes­thetic fin­ishes to tech­ni­cal changes,such as mod­i­fy­ing the B01’s 30-minute reg­is­ter to a 45-minute one, and switch­ing the MT5612’s sil­i­con bal­ance spring for one made of Ni­varox al­loy. Who says only in-house move­ments are wor­thy ones?

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