Tudor is a brand that has been standing high and still in the world of horology ever since its inception. Tudor has delivered in numerous innovations and has revolutionised the world of watch manufacturing. Tudor has written a success story with its timeless inventions and has occupied an important place in the list of luxury watches.
The Tudor Heritage line watches draw the inspiration from Tudor most sought-after vintage watch models. While upholding their originality and core values of horology intact, these Tudor watches been revamped with modern design aesthetics. And the Tudor Heritage Chrono is one such member from the Tudor Heritage watch family. These Tudor chronograph watches encapsulate the striking design features with the sophisticated functionalities.
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History of Tudor Heritage Chrono
With every new invention, Tudor kept on deepening its technologies and techniques involved in the watchmaking. However, in the past few years, Tudor has become one of the leading swiss watch brands for historical recreations and re-interpretations of vintage watches. And its one such accomplishment is the resurrection of Tudor Heritage series. These vintage-inspired watches, holding a flair of modern lifestyle have successfully garnered the attention of watch lovers all around the world.
From its most favoured Tudor Heritage Black Bay diver to Tudor Heritage Ranger sports watch, and not to forget about the Heritage Black Bay Dark, Tudor has been consistent in producing contemporary watches by taking the inspiration from the most popular designs from its history.
The same has been followed in its popular Tudor Heritage Chrono series. These Tudor chronographs were first released at Baselworld 2010. The Heritage Chronographs follow the footsteps of the '70s, the Oysterdate Tudor chronographs. These were some of the highly iconic and bold chronographs manufactured that time. These older versions featured the bold shapes, massive cases, graphic lines and bright colours.
Now let's take an insight into the modern interpretation, the Tudor Heritage Chrono and Heritage Chrono Blue.
Debuted in the year 2010, the Tudor Heritage Chrono 70330N was actually the first watch of the Tudor Heritage collection. The watch was first introduced in the Black and grey versions. While its third version, the "Monte-Carlo" look and a Blue watch was introduced later, in the year 2013. The design elements, dimensions and mechanics involved in the manufacturing of these Tudor watches clearly highlight their roots dating back to the past models.
The first released model, the Tudor Heritage Chrono 70330N, is an incarnation of the 1970 prototypes( Ref. 7033/0). These Tudor watches feature the same bezel and 12-hour scale as sported in the old models. However, now they are embedded in a bit larger case than before, measuring 42mm. Although the case size is different it still shows the resemblance to the 1970s chronographs. Bold shoulders, protected crown, screwed pushers, bevels on the side of the lugs, and the bracelet are all features hailing from the old chronograph models.
Even the dial carries a few of the iconic features and attributes of the watches from the 70xx series. The hour markers( although now raised a little more than before), the triangular hands, the orange accents on the minute track and second hand, the bi-compax layout and the date at 6 are inspired from the past models. The geometry of dial including all proportions has been the same. Doing which was a bit tricky task as the Tudor was set to introduce the changes in the size and movement keeping the layout intact. The Tudor Heritage Chrono 70330N is now equipped with an automatic ETA 2892. But the introduction of a few additional features has changed the placement of the sub-dials on the dial. Now they have been inverted and can be found with the with the small second at 3 and the 45-minute counter at 9. But the date window has retained its position at 6 o'clock. This Tudor watch is available in the grey with black tracks and sub-dials (resembling 70xx series) and in the dark grey sub-countered dial. However, the incarnation makes you feel modernized and stylish.
In the year 2013, Tudor struck the market with another newer invention. This new Tudor watch was the second version of the Tudor 70330b. It was the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue 70330B. This Tudor watch carried the same visual and technicalities as the Grey and Black versions.
However, its dial had a different accent of colour. It was a homage to the brand's Montecarlo versions. The bright blue-hued colour with a light grey central part and orange accents land you an altogether different and enchanting look. The Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue exhibits a different look, with rectangular markers, different sub-dial track and some straight hands.
Thus to no doubt, Tudor has done a superb job by resurrecting these exquisite timepieces with a vintage flair. These tudor chronographs watch hold a cusp of modernity and classical era in an elegant way which will never let you feel down.