New Vintage-Inspired Watch From Tudor

Pictures had already been released on the Web last week, but Rolex’es sister company Tudor is officially introducing the Heritage Black Bay now. The 41 mm timepiece is a new nautical watch inspired by a model from 1954, contemporary to the legendary Turn-o-graph that preceded the iconic Submariner.

This makes it the third piece in Tudor’s recent Heritage collection, alongside  last year’s chronograph and an alarm watch.

I was going to mention how this watch could enable Tudor to kill 2 birds with one stone: by capitalizing on the high interest in vintage Rolex and Tudor diver’s watches at an entry-price, but to my surprise the price is announced between CHF 3000 and CHF 4000… which no longer qualifies it as “entry-price”. Reasons for the high price tag are the domed sapphire crystal and the “snowflake” hands in 18kt pink gold.

Still, the watch looks like a 1950’s timepieces that would have crossed decades without ageing. No information on the movement, but based on the 38 hours of power reserve, I am guessing that it is a variant of the ETA 2824-2.

The watch will be available as a set with a black canvas strap and either a steel bracelet or an aged brown leather strap.

Posted in assembler, brand of origin, ETA 2824-2, historic designs, legacy, militarophilia, Nobility, original designs | 1 Comment

One Response to New Vintage-Inspired Watch From Tudor

  1. My boyfriend would love this! Shame about the price tag!

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