Sixty years of TUDOR diving history distilled into one truly iconic watch. The Heritage Black Bay has been updated for 2016 with a mechanical movement manufactured by TUDOR.
BIG CROWN AND SNOWFLAKE HANDS
The heritage Black Bay draws its most characteristic features from past models in the brand’s history. Its general lines, domed dial and crystal were inspired by the first Tudor diving watches. It features the particularly prominent winding crown from the famous 7924 reference of 1958, aka the big crown, while its characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, were borrowed from the Tudor watches used by the french national navy in the 1970s.
MANUFACTURE TUDOR MT5602 MOVEMENT
In 2015, Tudor released the first mechanical movement in its history to have been developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. A high-performance calibre of excellent precision and proven robustness, the Tudor mt5602 manufacture movement offers a 70-hour power reserve meaning that its wearer can, for example, take off the watch on friday evening and put it on again on monday morning without having to wind it.
Beating to a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4Hz, the movement is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring, held in place by a traversing bridge – a guarantee of its robustness. The movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
THE WARM PATINA OF AN ANTIQUE WATCH
With its burgundy bezel, black dial, rose-gold hands and markers and cream coloured luminescent coating, the original Tudor Heritage Black Bay has the soft and warm patina of an antique watch.
Matt burgundy disc
“Rivet” steel bracelet
Steel, 41 mm, polished and satin finish
Steel unidirectional rotatable bezel with disc in matt blue, matt black or matt burgundy anodised aluminium
MT5602, Manufacture TUDOR (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
- POWER RESERVE
Approximately 70 hours
- WINDING CROWN
Screw-down steel winding crown, with the TUDOR rose engraved and black-lacquered, with blue, black or burgundy anodised aluminium winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)
“Rivet” steel bracelet or aged leather strap with folding buckle and safety clasp
Additional fabric strap with buckle included in the box
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