TUDOR is a brand that is known for its sporty race-inspired chronographs as much as its stellar diving watches. The famous Heritage Black Bay family welcomes its first in-house manufacture chronograph with self-winding movement, column wheel and vertical clutch. It was in the year 1970 that TUDOR made an entry into the dynamic world of chronographs with the Prince Oysterdate Chronograph, it’s very first one. Since 1954 the brand has been consistently producing professional divers’ watches.
What do you get when you merge the two worlds? A Hybrid…a new watch that unites and fuses a race-track with the deep oceans. The new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono ‘Divers Chronograph’ dives into the aquatic heritage represented by the Black Bay family. Offered in a 41mm steel case, the watch exudes the Black Bay aesthetic. For example, the signature snowflake hands that have been consistent in the design DNA ever since 1969. Like any good diving watch, this one offers optimum readability against the domed matt black dial. The sub-counters are hollowed for optimum contrast and a date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock.
Being a chronograph the pushers assume a lot of importance too. The watch is fitted with pushers inspired by the first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel in circular satin-brushed steel with engraved tachymetric scale completes the look.
Exceptional watches call for exceptional movements and this Heritage Black Bay Chrono is no exception to that. Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813, a very high performance movement, drives this piece. With a 70-hour power reserve, it is crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition.
Of course, it has passed all the extreme tests applied to all TUDOR products including COSC certification. Serving as its base is Breitling’s Calibre 01 with a high-precision regulating organ developed by TUDOR. The watch is waterproof to 200 metres.
Lately fabric straps have become extremely popular and TUDOR was one of the first watch brands to offer it. A complimentary navy-blue denim-style strap designed by TUDOR accompanies the piece. The strap has been woven on 19th century Jacquard looms by a 150-year-old family firm from the region of Saint-Étienne.
This model has a choice of two bracelet designs: a steel bracelet or a leather strap. The bracelet has inspirational roots in the folding riveted bracelets of TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s and carries their aesthetics. The leather strap manifests elegance in a rich brown colour.
With this new timepiece, TUDOR not only combines the divers’ timepiece world with that of chronographs, but also interprets classic aesthetics in a very contemporary manner!