Incepted in the year 1926, Tudor is a one the highly acclaimed luxury watch brands headquartered in the city of Geneva in Switzerland. Since 1946, Tudor has been working as a subsidiary of Rolex. However, Tudor has created a name for itself with its back to back inventions of striking Tudor diving watches and Tudor chronographs.
Debuted in the year 2012, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay series is a descendant of Tudor's 1960's watch collection, Tudor Submariner. Carrying the design elements from Tudor vintage models these timepieces beautifully blend the history with time. Featuring well-designed watch aesthetics and modern technicalities these Tudor watches are sure to grab the attention of every watch enthusiast.
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History of Tudor Heritage Black Bay
When talking about its achievements, Tudor has left no stone unturned to reach the zeniths of success. It has surpassed every set standard in the watchmaking industry. And till date, it has been standing still as an undisputed leader in the world of horology.
Much of Tudor's success can be contributed to the launch of its Oyster Prince Submariner model. These were the diving line of Tudor watches released in the year, 1954. These were the renowned timepieces of that era. These Tudor watches enjoyed a cult status among watch collectors and enthusiasts during those days. The motive behind the resurrection of the Tudor Heritage line was to revive popular vintage models and adapt them both in terms of design and mechanics to match the modern watch aesthetics. Therefore, we can proudly admit that the Tudor Heritage Collection is carried forward the legacy of much-celebrated watch brand, Tudor. This collection skillfully fuses the vintage elements with modern aesthetics, culminating in the Heritage Black Bay.
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay was first unveiled at Baselworld in the year 2012. These Tudor watches took the inspiration from the brand’s classic Submariner models. Ever since its launch, these Tudor watch models have been ruling the heart of watch lovers. Thus no one can deny the fact that Tudor Heritage Black Bay models were Tudor best selling watches. Surprisingly, the Tudor Black Bay is an integration of several submariner references but not just one.
The design of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay:
The Heritage Black Bay watch has cleverly played with the design elements of Tudor Submariner. Many features such as curvature of the sapphire crystal and the distinctive crown tube clearly trace back its roots to Tudor vintage diving watches. The bezel with markers at every minute from 0 to 15 and then markers at every 5 minutes are similar to the brand’s 7924 reference models. Moreover, the presence of a big crown and crown tube can be contributed to hail from Tudor 1954 Submariner models. While the Tudor Black Bay snowflake hands are inspired by the Tudor Classic Submariner model. The indices, just like the hour markers, are fitted with luminous material and thus offer you optimal readability.
Encapsulated in a 41mm steel case Heritage Black Bay owes its robustness to its polished and satin finished steel case. These Tudor diver watches have a waterproofness up to 200 meters of depth and are powered by Tudor's in house self-winding mechanical movement. Overall, one can simply infer that the Tudor Black Bay watch is a well-designed watch capable to satisfy the craving of every ardent watch lover.
The Heritage Black Bay Collection:
The Tudor Black Bay series offers you a wide assortment of exquisite watch models. Surprisingly, few of the Black Bay watch models visage the top talented personalities such as All Blacks, Lady Gaga, Jay Chou and David Beckham. Although they all are from different backgrounds and regions they all possessed one similarity, that Tudor demanded, that was Born to Dare spirit. While moving on to its collection Black Bay series is believed to have something for everything. Whether you a writer, maritime lover or a rock singer, you can positively get your right timekeeping companion from it.
Well in order to take a dive into the Black Bay’s world let’s read about few of its sumptuous watch models: The Tudor Black Bay GMT is one of the iconic models from the Tudor Black Bay collection. It features an amalgamation of the blue and burgundy bezels of the Black Bay Blue and Red. The Tudor GMT is perfect tool watch for those who have an adrenaline rush for the travelling.
Another classic member from the Tudor Black Bay family is ,Black Bay 58. Design-wise, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight stucks fast to its roots. Featuring a 39mm case, big crown, snowflake hands and gold finishing touches around the watch are elements found in its 1958 prototypes. But one of the distinguishing feature found in Black Bay Fifty Eight is its case size which is just 39mm. This thinner profile of the Tudor Black Bay 58 hugs the wrist in a comfortable and proportionate manner, thus making you feel delightful.
Tudor Black Bay Dark - the name itself invokes a mystery. It’s dark, all dark. The beauty of this full black watch is simply gorgeous. The case of this Black Bay dark is black PVD coated and its matt finishing gives it a real rich look. The shape and size of this watch are same as the other Black Bay models. At 41mm, it is preferably comfortably sized for divers and sportspersons. The similar domed shaped dial and crystal has been used in it. Additionally, it features a prominent winding crown from the Tudor 7924 reference of 1958.
The story of Tudor Black Bay doesn't end here, it has ample of more options under its hood such as Tudor Black Bay 36, Tudor Black Bay 41, Black Bay Steel, and Black Bay Bronze. By debuting these models Tudor has certainly claimed that it has always forged a path less travelled to reach the heights of success, where it is today.