Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Mechanical Automatic Watch

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Mechanical Automatic Watch
This piece inherits the most characteristic elements from Tudor's eloquent history in dive watches: the domed crystal, the prominent winding crown from the 1958 model, dubbed Big Crown, the angular "snowflake" hands from the 1970s, and the beige woven jacquard strap, a nod to the French sailors who made their own straps from elastic recovered from rescue parachutes.


Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Mechanical Automatic Watch
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Mechanical Automatic Watch
The bronze case is a reminder of the bronze used for the helmets in the heroic early days of diving. Add to this a mechanical automatic movement with COSC chronometer certification, - developed, manufactured and assembled in-house – and there can be no doubting that this new Black Bay Bronze will become a partner for life, slowly developing a unique patina over time to match its owner's lifestyle.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, MT5601 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, silicon balance spring, approximately 70-hour power reserve.
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds.
Case
Bronze, 43 mm. Domed sapphire crystal, steel back with bronze-coloured PVD treatment. Unidirectional rotating bezel with brown anodised aluminium disc. Water-resistant to 200 metres (20 bar/660 ft).
Dial
Brown, domed.
Bracelet/strap
Antiquated leather with bronze buckle. Delivered with a second, fabric strap.