BREITLING X TUDOR
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?