tudor black bay steel With Manufacture Calibre
- 41 mm steel case
- Steel bracelet
Presented at Baselworld 2017, TUDOR’s famous Heritage Black Bay divers watch is now available in a new all-steel version with a brushed steel bezel insert. Fitted with the Manufacture Calibre MT5612, the Heritage Black Bay Steel model also introduces a date function to the Black Bay family.
The characteristic elements of the new Heritage Black Bay Steel have been drawn from TUDOR’s history. It inherits its general lines, as well as its domed dial and crystal from 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 line of red text on the dial highlighting the maximum guaranteed water resistance is a rarity seen on certain 7923 references from 1955.
The Heritage Black Bay Steel features a 41 mm case. The disc of the rotating bezel is machined from steel and circular satin-brushed for a matt appearance and a highly functional overall effect. The Black Bay Steel retains the characteristic lines and proportions of the Black Bay while embracing all the distinctness of the TUDOR divers’ watch.
TUDOR MT5612 MANUFACTURE MOVEMENTWITH DATE FUNCTION
The Manufacture Calibre MT5612, a variation of the movement presented by TUDOR in 2015, has been developed for the Heritage Black Bay S&G model, bringing a date function for the first time to the Black Bay family.
A RIVETED BRACELET,
AN AGED LEATHER STRAP,
OR A FABRIC STRAP
The bracelet of the Heritage Black Bay Steel is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s, which were famous for having the heads of the rivets attaching the links visible on the side of the bracelet. The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the Heritage Black Bay Steel, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links.