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29 March 2017

Baselworld 2017: TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY CHRONO

By: Liz Allister

Tudor's famous Heritage Black Bay family welcomes a new chronograph featuring a movement created in collaboration with Breitling.

Since the release of the Prince Oysterdate Chronograph in 1970, TUDOR has always produced watches that are closely tied to the world of motorsports. The new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono chronograph combines the aquatic heritage represented by the Black Bay family with the queen of the racetrack, the chronograph.

A MODERN CHRONOGRAPH WITH CLASSIC STYLING

Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic with the famous snowflake hands, the Heritage Black Bay Chrono model offers optimum readability against the domed matt black dial. Its sub-counters are hollowed for optimum contrast and a date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock. The recognisable characteristics of the Black Bay are preserved in a steel case with a 41-millimetre diameter, 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 face of this sporty new chronograph.

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A DENIM-STYLE JACQUARD WOVEN STRAP

The fabric strap is one of the signatures of the Heritage line, and TUDOR was one of the first watch brands to offer it. Woven on 19th century Jacquard looms by a 150 year old family firm from the region of Saint Étienne, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. The Heritage Black Bay Chrono model comes fitted with a navy blue denim style strap designed by TUDOR and woven by this craftsman. TUDOR also offer a choice of two bracelet designs. The first is a steel bracelet inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s. The second is a leather strap in a rich brown, with folding clasp.

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THE MANUFACTURE CHRONOGRAPH CALIBRE MT5813

Boasting a 70-hour power reserve, a silicon balance spring and certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, the Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813 that drives the Heritage Black Bay Chrono model is a high performance movement. Crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. In keeping with the TUDOR philosophy of quality, it presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by an array of extreme tests applied to all TUDOR products. Derived from the chronograph manufacture calibre Breitling 01, with a high-precision regulating organ developed by TUDOR and exclusive finishes, this movement is the result of a recent collaboration between the two brands, which now pool their expertise in the design and production of certain mechanical movements.

To register your interest in this model please call the Canary Wharf Showroom on 020 7538 2332 or contact them here.

 

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