The very opposite of a mere re-edition, a Heritage product is the powerful result of a true temporal and stylistic encounter of past, present and future. The TUDOR Heritage Black Bay returns in 2014 icy and sharp, after being awarded awarded the “revival” category prize by the jury of the 2013 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, when it was first presented in 2012. This new version exalts the original purpose of the TUDOR submariner tool-watches and their use on the wrists of divers serving in some of the world’s greatest navies.
The TUDOR Heritage Black Bay is a long-lost treasure, returning to the light of day, and derives its overall lines and its domed crystal from the brand’s first divers’ watch. Features include deep-black dial strikes a cold, marked contrast with the silvery hour markers and their white luminescent material. The silver-coloured, luminescent hands feature the same contrast as they cut across the dial with surgical precision. Finally, the bezel in midnight-blue, matching the colour of the crown tube, tempers the vibrancy of the steel case, while lending an aquatic and highly functional dimension that echoes a military past.
These multiple references to the brand’s aesthetic heritage, combined with contemporary design elements such as the robust 41 mm steel case with a refined finish, a coloured, anodized aluminium crown tube, as well as superbly crafted interchangeable bracelets make the TUDOR Heritage Black Bay a watch with a powerful identity that vividly embodies the brand’s renewal process.