Tudor : Black Bay in bronze

l’Heritage Black Bay Bronze

Case : bronze, satin-brushed finish, bronze-toned PVD-treated steel back, unidirectional rotating bezel with matt chocolate brown anodized aluminum disk, water-resistant to 200m Diameter : 43mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Caliber MT5601, 70h power reserve), bidirectional rotor, COSC-certified Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, unidirectional bezel Strap : aged leather with bronze pin buckle, delivered with another fabric strap

Tudor does much more than simply emerge from the deep waters from which it derives part of its DNA : the brand has indeed been surfing a wave of undeniable success for several years. 2015 was marked by the launch of its own in-house-made caliber (the MT on the dial stands for Manufacture Tudor), as well as by the astronomical price fetched by its one-of-a-kind Black Bay One at the Only Watch charity auction, where it went under the hammer for 100 times more than its estimate. This year, Tudor is introducing a broader, evolved version of its self-winding movement, fitted with a silicon balance-spring and COSC-certified, to equip the latest newcomer in the Heritage Black Bay line that is bound to make a splash. The Heritage Black Bay Bronze is distinguished not only by a chocolate brown bezel and dial combo that is a first for Tudor, but also and above all – as its name implies – by  the brand’s very first bronze case. Also in tune with the historical Tudor universe featuring elements such as the copper used for vintage diving equipment, this copper-aluminum alloy will take on a patina reflecting the wearer’s lifestyle and that will make his watch truly unique.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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