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.
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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.
or an aged
with an extra fabric strap
in matching colour
The Heritage Black Bay is available with a steel bracelet or an aged leather strap and folding clasp. The steel bracelet has been reworked taking inspiration from the brand’s riveted bracelets from the 50s and 60s. These were famous for having rivet heads for attaching the links in evidence on the side of the bracelet, as well as a stepped construction.
The Heritage Black Bay is also supplied with an extra strap in matching fabric. A signature feature of TUDOR’s Heritage line, the strap is produced according to the traditional “Jacquard” technique mastered by a century-old family business located in the St-Etienne region of France.
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.
tudor heritage black bay
- 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
- Black, domed
- 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
The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954 and the launch of reference 7922. The first in a long line of ergonomic, legible, accurate and robust divers’ watches, it perfectly embodies the approach formulated by the American architect Louis Sullivan, according to whom the form of an object must follow its function. Furthermore, it laid down the aesthetic and technical foundations of an ideal divers’ watch, those of an understated, functional and reliable tool. The sixty years that followed the launch of the original 7922 saw the constant improvement of the TUDOR divers’ watch and each model gained unanimous acclaim from professionals in the field, including some of the greatest military navies in the world.
First introduced in 2012, the Heritage Black Bay won the Rival Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva the following year.