Baselworld 2016: Introducing the New TUDOR HeritageBlack Bay Dark
A new addition to the Heritage Black Bay family, this diver’s watch in matte black steel draws its characteristic elements from TUDOR’s history. It inherits the general lines, as well as the domed dial and crystal from the first TUDOR diving watches. It features the particularly prominent winding crown from the famous 7924 reference of 1958, aka the “Big Crown”, while its characteristic angular hands, known as “snowflake”, were borrowed from TUDOR watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s. The indication of guaranteed water depth engraved in red on the dial and the red triangle on the rotatable bezel are also key design features inspired by history.
The characteristic features of the Heritage Black Bay Dark model center on the 41 mm wide steel case, finished with a black PVD-treated coating. Directly derived from the thin film technology originally developed by NASA for its various space programmes, PVD or "Physical Vapour Deposition" enables practically any inorganic material to be bonded with metals. The Heritage Black Bay Dark has an entirely satin finished matte finish, giving it the appearance of black military utility equipment.
Movement: MT5602, Manufacture TUDOR (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours