TUDOR’s famous Heritage Black Bay divers’ watch is known as an emblematic dive watch for the brand and its followers. Now, at Baselworld, Tudor unveils the Tudor Heritage Black Bay watch in stainless steel case with bezel insert in brushed steel. The watch is fitted with the Manufacture Calibre MT5612, which, for the first time, means a date indication joins the Heritage Black Bay family.
The Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5612
The movement in this watch is a variation of the movement presented by TUDOR in 2015 now with date function developed for the Heritage Black Bay Steel model. The movement offers a 70-hour power reserve and beats at a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour, or 4Hz. It is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring held in place by a traversing bridge. Making the watch even more reliable is the fact that is is a COSC-certified Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The watch is offered with either a stainless steel “riveted” bracelet reminiscent f the bracelets of Tudor watches from 1950’s and 1960’s, or with a strap. each version also comes with a second khaki green fabric strap made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a 100-year-old family business from the St-Etienne region of France. This strap is a signature feature of Tudor’s Heritage line. The Tudor Heritage Black Bay retails for $3,475 on a strap and $3,800 on a bracelet.
Technical Specifications of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel
TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY STEEL Reference 79730
CASE: 41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
BEZEL: Unidirectional rotating bezel in steel with 60-minute graduated steel disc, black engraved markings
MOVEMENT: Manufacture Calibre MT5612 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
POWER RESERVE: Approximately 70 hours
WINDING CROWN: Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose engraved and lacquered in black, with black anodised aluminium winding crown tube
DIAL: Black, domed
CRYSTAL: Domed sapphire crystal
WATER Resistance: 200 m (660 ft)
BRACELET: Steel bracelet or aged leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch Additional fabric strap with buckle included in the box; strap model also available.