The new Tudor Heritage Black Bay is steeped in the mysterious aura of a hidden bay thatgradually yields its secrets to those who venture there, a long-lost treasure returning to thelight of day. It is the latest addition to the Tudor Heritage collection launched in 2010 which isaimed at drawing together some of the brand's emblematic models, inspired by its past andrevisited. The Heritage Black Bay is a perfect embodiment of Tudor's vintage spirit.
While it is a comprehensive response to today's stylistic aspirations, the Tudor HeritageBlack Bay is inspired by a diving model that first appeared in 1954 and continually evolveduntil the 1980s. Its domed dial - an exquisite vintage detail - unusual burgundy colour bezeland "snowflake" hands all helped build the reputation of this iconic model during a period thatsaw the emergence of the very first divers' watches.
Although it temptingly retains a small part of mystery, like any treasure emerging from thebottom of the sea, the Heritage Black Bay model does yield many of its secrets. Starting withits lines, inspired by the 1954 model, and its slender, elongated lugs, reworked and resizedto produce a contemporary steel case with a diameter of 41 mm, waterproof to 200 metres(660 feet) and enhanced by a domed crystal. The black dial, which is also elegantly domed,displays generous luminescent hour markers for perfect visibility. Like that of the hourmarkers, the pink gold of the hands represents a gentle hint of nostalgia, suggesting thecharacteristic patina of older timepieces. The burgundy colour of the unidirectional rotatablebezel, an original feature exclusive to Tudor.