TUDOR, B to the power of 5

Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue

CASE : satin-finish bronze, aluminum bezel, bronze-colored PVD-coated stainless steel, water-resistant to 200m


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (Caliber MT5601, 70h power reserve nonmagnetic silicon balance-spring, COSC-certified

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, stop-seconds for accurate time-setting

DIAL : blue, domed

STRAP : aged leather with bronze pin buckle ; additional fabric strap with bronze pin buckle included in the presentation box

The spearhead of Tudor’s Heritage collection that proved an instant hit at its launch last year, the Black Bay Bronze now flirts with blue in joining the Bucherer Blue Editions (created with 10 brands and encompassing 15 models, see worldtempus.com). With the Black Bay Bronze Blue, Bucherer is offering the first diver’s watch among its Blue Editions. The highly appealing and singular shade of its case water-resistant to 200 meters stems from a copper-aluminum alloy that evolves over time in step with its wearer’s lifestyle. For the first time, its dial swept over by distinctive hands entrances with an elegant blue that also takes over the anodized aluminum blue of the rotating bezel. It tops a COSC-certified Manufacture-made movement with a silicon balance-spring, providing its owner with a power reserve just as generous as its quality/ price ratio.

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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