By Jovan Krstevski
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay was first presented in 2012 with signature Snowflake-shaped pink-gold hands and hour markers, a black-brown dial, cream colored Luminova and a burgundy red bezel. And, the following year it was awarded the “Revival” category prize by the jury of the 2013 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay returns at Baselworld 2014 in a new version which has a bit more of a modern look to it. Tudor has replaced it with silvered hands and hour markers and white Luminova, and the dial comes in a deep-black colour. Finally, the bezel in midnight-blue, matching the colour of the crown tube.
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay lends its lines and its domed crystal from the brand’s first divers’ watch, the Tudor Submariner reference 7922, launched back in 1954 while the signature angular hands, known by connoisseurs as “Snowflakes”, were seen from 1969 to the early 1980s.
The robust “Submariner tool” steel case measures 41mm, with polished and satin finish, houses the self-winding mechanical movement, Tudor calibre 2824 (ETA 2824, but with less power reserve), offering a power reserve of approximately 38 hours.
The winding crown in steel, engraved with the Tudor rose, is screwed down to guarantee water-resistance down to 200m (660 ft).
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay can be matched to an aged blue leather strap or to a steel bracelet, both with folding clasp and safety catch, the Black Bay is also supplied with an additional blue fabric NATO-style band. The price will stay the same as the original Black Bay, at 2950 CHF on the strap and 3250 CHF on the steel bracelet. For more info, please visit tudorwatch.com
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and an Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!