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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One of the first Tudor models to be equipped with a movement manufactured completely in-house by the watchmaker, the North Flag is a tool watch for the modern adventurer. This stainless steel model is at home in the Arctic Circle, where modern electronics may not be suited to assist explorers and scientists. The self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system of the North Flag offers power while the luminescence of the hands and hour markers ensure legibility even in the darkness of winter.
The 40 mm case of the North Flag is made of steel with a satin finish and open case back with a sapphire crystal. It features a double bezel in steel and matt black and a steel winding crown with the Tudor logo in relief. The black dial features Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, a date displayed through an aperture at 3 o’clock and a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock. Its MT5621 movement features a 70 hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour.
One of the features of the North Flag that differentiates it from other models in the Tudor line is the arrowhead-shaped hour hand. It replaces the snowflake-shaped hour hand that appears on other Tudor models, like the Pelagos and Black Bay. It also has a unique yellow-colored seconds hand that matches the power reserve indicator, minute scale and the stitching on the black leather strap that is also available on this model.
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The first Tudor movement certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), the MT5612 self-winding mechanical movement powers their premier diver’s watch, the Pelagos. With a total diameter of 31.8mm and a thickness of 6.5mm, this movement features a bidirectional rotor that offers a power reserve of 70 hours. This allows the wearer to set the timepiece down for the weekend without the need to adjust the time when putting it back on Monday morning.
The functions of the MT5612 include center hour, minute and seconds hands with an instantaneous date shown through an aperture at 3 o’clock. It also features stop seconds for precise time setting. 26 rubies help this caliber maintain a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour. Its variable inertia oscillator is equipped with a silicon balance spring which is held together by a traversing bridge that protects it from shocks and vibrations.
This movement has helped the Pelagos model become a highly sought after diver’s watch. With a depth rating of 500 meters and a brushed case made from titanium and steel, it offers divers a robust tool watch at a modest price. Coming soon to our e-Boutique at rubberb.com, we will be offering rubber straps for Tudor models. Click here to sign up for a notification when the ultimate rubber strap for Tudor will be available for purchase worldwide.