tudor black bay bronze With Manufacture Calibre
- 43 mm bronze case
- Fabric strap
- Matt brown disc
The Heritage Black Bay family is growing with the arrival of the new Heritage Black Bay Bronze, a 43 mm divers’ watch inspired by the brand’s history and fitted with the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre MT5601.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE ALUMINIUM BRONZE ALLOYWITH BRUSHED FINISHES
The Heritage Black Bay Bronze features an imposing bronze case, 43 mm in diameter. An aesthetic reference to the use of bronze in historic ships and diving equipment, the choice of this metal — a high-performance aluminium bronze alloy with brushed finishes — lends a highly functional appearance to the watch and guarantees the development of a subtle and unique patina.
THE TUDOR MANUFACTURE CALIBRE MT5601
This is a variant of the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre developed specifically to equip the Heritage Black Bay Bronze model. Slightly larger in diameter and displaying hours, minutes and seconds functions, it bears the reference MT5601, in which “MT” stands for “Manufacture TUDOR”.
The characteristic elements of the new Heritage Black Bay Bronze have been drawn from TUDOR’s history. It inherits its general lines, as well as its domed dial and crystal from the TUDOR’s first diving watches.
It features the particularly prominent winding crown from the famous 7924 reference of 1958, aka Big Crown, while its characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, were borrowed from TUDOR watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s. The drilled holes on the side of the lugs and their particularly pronounced chamfering are also key design features inspired by history.
AN AGED BROWN LEATHER STRAP,OR A WOVEN FABRIC STRAP
TUDOR has identified the historic uses of its watches and reinterpreted them in its latest models. For example, the French Navy had TUDOR watches delivered without bracelets and then fitted them with their own straps, handmade or otherwise. One of them, found on a period watch, is made of elastic recovered from a French rescue parachute.
It is from this ultra-functional relic, recognisable by its central yellow thread, that the beige and brown woven jacquard strap fitted to the Heritage Black Bay Bronze descends. In keeping with the characteristics of the Heritage line, it is also accompanied by an aged brown leather strap with an angled cut to accentuate the rustic effect.