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in this issue ASA BUTTERFIELD BY MITCHELL NGUYEN MCCORMACK

The Evolutionary Success of Tudor Heritage Black Bay

IN FULL FORCE. Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay watch re-emerges with a new set of bezel colors, a metal bracelet and in-house movement

 

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Heritage Black Bay with burgundy bezel

 

When it was first launched with a burgundy red bezel in 2012, Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay watch quickly stepped into the limelight for its tasteful style and vintage nuances. It borrowed plenty of references from the past, specifically from the brand’s first dive watch in the ’60s. Quite fittingly, the 41mm watch bagged the “Revival” Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève the following year.

 

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The Tudor Rose engraving on the crown

 

In 2014, Tudor expanded its design vocabulary, adding a midnight blue bezel and a new fabric strap to the line. A year later, the bezel shade options offered for the Black Bay series were beefed up even further with the release of a nifty black bezel (featuring a red triangle at 12 o’clock). But the final piece of the puzzle finally came when Tudor decided to incorporate a brand new stainless steel bracelet and a self-winding mechanical in-house movement caliber MT5602—with a 70-hour power reserve—into the fine-looking timepiece.

 

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Caliber MT5602

 

Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay now stands proud as an iconic collection that is steeped in a rich history full of innovation. And all this is on top of its remarkable waterproof properties rated for depths of up to 200 meters. But more than anything, it is a really handsome timepiece, versatile for dressing up or down, or simply for a jaunt to the office.

 

 

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