An elegant yet sporty steel wristwatch model, Tudor introduced a 41mm Heritage Black Bay at Baselworld 2017. Featuring a minimalistic design and thin middle case, it is ideal for those that want a watch that can transition from the outdoors to the office. This model resembled the popular Rolex Explorer model with characteristics that are unique to Tudor watches, like the snowflake-shaped hour hand.
Larger case sizes are in demand these days, and while Tudor increased the diameter of the case on the Reference 79540, they took steps to make it as thin as possible so that it can slip under the cuff of a suit. Other Black Bay models come with a domed sapphire crystal while the crystal of the 41mm is flat. It also comes with a smooth polished steel bezel. These elements combined with a thinner middle case create a low profile sports watch.
The Black Bay 41 is powered by a calibre 2824 self-winding mechanical movement. It has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours and a depth rating of 150 meters. It is available on the steel bracelet shown above or on a brown leather strap with a folding clasp and safety catch. Either option comes with a camouflage fabric strap as well. Visit tudorwatch.com for more details on this 2017 model configuration.
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The Heritage line combines characteristics of Tudor’s historic models with modern watchmaking innovations. These elements come together to create modern tool watches with classic aesthetics. At Baselworld 2017, the watchmaker introduced a new Black Bay model, Reference 79730, with an all-new brushed steel bezel. This new configuration also introduces a date feature to the dive watch.
Inspired by the bracelets from dive watches made by Tudor in the 1950s, the Black Bay Steel features a folding riveted bracelet. It has rivet heads visible on the side of the solid links of the bracelet, shown in the photo above. This model is also available with an aged black leather strap. Both come with a khaki green Jacquard fabric strap in the box as well.
This wristwatch model is equipped with a Calibre MT5612 self-winding mechanical movement. It has a power reserve of 70 hours that allows the wearer to take off the watch on a Friday and put it back on Monday morning without the need to set the time again. This movement is a variation of the movement originally introduced by Tudor in 2015. Learn more about the Heritage Black Bay Steel at tudorwatch.com.
Tudor introduced a Heritage Black Bay Chrono at Baselworld 2017 this week, their first chronograph that is powered by a self-winding movement manufactured in-house, the Calibre MT5813. This new model configuration combines elements of the Black Bay’s marine heritage with functionality fit for the racetrack.
The steel case of the Black Bay Chrono measures 41mm in diameter with a polished and satin finish. The bezel has a tachymeter engraved in black and the screw-down winding crown is engraved with the Tudor rose. The dial is black with a date aperture at 6 o’clock and chronograph sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock. Its hour hand features Tudor’s iconic snowflake shape that dates back to 1969.
The MT5813 movement measures 30.4mm in diameter with a thickness of 7.23mm. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and offers a power reserve of 70 hours. Its technical innovations include a non-magnetic silicon balance spring, a variable inertia balance with micro-adjustment by screw and 41 jewels.
The Reference 79350 is available on a steel bracelet as shown in the above photo for 4,800 Swiss francs. It also comes with the option of a brown leather strap for 4,500 Swiss francs. Both configurations come with a denim-style jacquard woven strap in the box. For more information on this 2017 Tudor wristwatch model, visit the watchmaker’s official website at tudorwatch.com.
Tudor Black Bay 36 on Leather Strap Reference 79500
Current watchmaking trends favor case sizes upwards of 40mm, but larger watches aren’t suited for every wrist. Tudor introduced the Heritage Black Bay 36 at Baselworld 2016 to offer the sporty style of their popular Heritage line in a more universal size. This model combines historical and contemporary elements in its design and execution.
The 36mm stainless steel case features a satin finish with a polished bezel. It is equipped with a calibre 2824 self-winding mechanical movement manufactured in-house by Tudor. The power reserve is approximately 38 hours. A screw-down steel winding crown engraved with the Tudor rose seals the case to offer a depth rating of 150 meters.
The black dial is offset by luminescent hour markers and Tudor’s classic snowflake hour hand, introduced in 1969. This model comes on either a steel bracelet or an aged leather strap, shown above. It has a folding clasp with a safety catch as well. An additional camouflage fabric strap with buckle is also included with purchase.
The suggested retail price for the Heritage Black Bay 36 is 2,400 Swiss francs. For more information on this wristwatch model, visit Tudor’s official website at tudorwatch.com. We will be adding a line of Swiss made vulcanized rubber straps for Tudor watches to our e-Boutique coming soon. Click here to be notified of availability.
Introduced at Baselworld 2016, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze is a diver’s watch made from an alloy of bronze and aluminum. The brushed case measures 43 mm in diameter and features a bronze graduated rotatable bezel with a matt brown anodized aluminum insert that matches the chocolate brown dial.
The crown of the Black Bay Bronze pays tribute to the ‘Big Crown’ seen on reference 7924 from 1958. A Tudor MT5601 self-winding mechanical movement sits inside the case, giving it a power reserve of 70 hours. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with a silicon balance spring. It has angular hands, the hour hand designed with Tudor’s characteristic snowflake shape.
The bronze of the case is brushed uniformly to allow for a homogenous patina to develop over time, depending on the wearer’s habits. It comes with an aged brown leather strap with a bronze buckle and an additional fabric strap designed to resemble straps made from the elastic rescue parachutes of the French Navy. It is waterproof to a depth of 200 meters and certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
This timepiece follows the current trends of the watchmaking industry in terms of size and materials. Tudor’s Black Bay collection is their most popular and the Bronze is its most unique configuration. It retails for 3,800 Swiss francs and is available at Tudor authorized dealers worldwide. For more information on this diver’s watch, visit tudorwatch.com.
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