In the rich TUDOR saga of chronographs, the TUDOR “Montecarlo” is an absolute icon. Launched in 1973 and produced for only a few years, this rare historic timepiece is prized by collectors.
The most distinctive model featured touches of blue, grey and orange, and was imbued with the spirit of chic, sophisticated holiday destinations of the 1960s and 1970s. It is this legendary chronograph that has inspired the TUDOR Heritage Chrono Blue, reminiscent of carefree Mediterranean warmth and glamour.
Inspired by history, but completely redesigned, the dial has three-dimensional hour markers with two bevelled metallic edges defining an area filled with SuperLuminova for a stronger image and optimal legibility. It also features two counters located inside two blue trapezoidal shapes, one at 3 o’clock for the small seconds hand, and one at 9 o’clock for the 45-minute counter.
Waterproof to a depth of 150 metres (500 feet), the 42 mm steel case has a bidirectional bezel with a blue anodized aluminium insert. Under its sapphire crystal, it houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The distinctive crown and pushers are knurled with a chrome finish. The crown is adorned with a blue lacquered shield.
Like all the watches in the Heritage line, the Heritage Chrono Blue is a unique reinterpretation-of-an-icon in which past, present and future converge in both time and style. The aesthetic codes that contributed to the historic model remain, while modern touches update the iconic spirit of the watch. A faithful synthesis of the original timepiece, the TUDOR Heritage Chrono Blue is destined to become “tomorrow’s icon”.
The Chrono Heritage Blue comes with two bracelets, one in steel with a folding clasp, the other in reinforced fabric with a buckle. The fabric strap echoes the characteristic colours of the dial and provides exceptional wearing comfort. At a time when blue is “the new black”, the chromatic harmonies of blue, grey and orange suggest an undisputed modernity.
Self-winding mechanical movement with additional mechanism for chronograph function
|Total diameter||30 mm|
|Power reserve||~42 hours|
42 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Bidirectional rotatable 12-hour graduated steel bezel for second time-zone display, blue disc
Self-winding mechanical movement,
TUDOR calibre 2892 with additional mechanism for chronograph function
Power reserve of approximately 42 hours
Steel screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR logo
Steel screw-down pushers
45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock
Small seconds hand at 3 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
Waterproof to 150 m (500 ft)
Steel bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch and additional fabric strap with buckle supplied with watch
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The Heritage line represents the very essence of the TUDOR spirit and is the standard-bearer of its stylistic identity. Revisiting some of the most emblematic models in the history of the brand, it pays homage to its unique values and to more than six decades of rich heritage.
The timekeepers in the Heritage line are not simply vintage re-issues. They are genuine reinterpretation-of-an-icons in which past, present and future are combined. While retaining the original spirit, aesthetic codes and key characteristics of the historic models, TUDOR’s Style Workshop places them at the very heart of the contemporary world, modernising them stylistically with small, subtle touches and adding new technical characteristics to optimise their performance.
And so "tomorrow's icons" are born - modern classics, harmoniously combining form and function.