The Heritage Black Bay family is growing with the arrival of the new Heritage Black Bay Bronze model, a 43 mm divers’ watch inspired by the brand’s history and fitted with a mechanical movement developed, manufactured and assembled by Tudor.
The characteristic elements of the new Heritage Black Bay Bronze model’s personality have been drawn from Tudor’s history. It inherits the general lines, as well as the dial and domed crystal, from the very first Tudor diving watches. It features the particularly prominent winding crown from the fam ous 7924 reference of 1958, known as Big Crown. It borrows the characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, from the watches delivered in large quantities to the French National Navy in the 1970s.
An aluminium bronze alloy case
The characteristic element of the Heritage Black Bay Bronze is an imposing bronze case, 43 mm in diameter, which is an aesthetic reference to the use of bronze in historic ships and other diving equipment. The choice of this metal, a highperformance alu minium bronze alloy, guarantees the development of a subtle and unique patina to match its user’s habits. A combination of chocolatebrown dial and bezel – a first for Tudor – with golden and beige accents, completes the model’s look.
The Tudor MT5601 Manufacture Movement
This is a variant of the Tudor manufactured movement developed specifically to equip the Heritage Black Bay Bronze model. Slightly larger in diameter and displaying hours, minutes and seconds functions, it bears the reference MT5601, in which “MT” stands for “Mouvement TUDOR”.
In 2015, Tudor announced the first mechanical movement in its history to have been developed, manufactured and assembled inhouse. A high performance calibre of excellent precision and proven robustness, it offers a 70hour power reserve meaning that its wearer can, for example, take off the watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. Beating to a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4Hz, the movement is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring, held in place by a traversing bridge – a guarantee of its robustness. Furthermore, the movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
An historic strap
Tudor has identified the historic uses of its watches and reinterpreted them in its latest models. For example, the French Navy had Tudor watches delivered without bracelets and then fitted them with their own straps, handmade or otherwise. One of them, found on a period watch, is made of elastic recovered from a French rescue parachute. It is from this ultrafunctional relic, recognisable by its central yellow thread, that the beige and brown woven jacquard strap fitted to the Heritage Black Bay Bronze descends. In line with the characteristics of the Heritage line, it is accompanied also by an aged brown leather strap whose angled cut accentuates a rustic effect.
David Beckham wears Tudor Black Bay Bronze
In 2017, Tudor launched a new campaign with the “Born To Dare” signature which reflects both the history of the brand and what it stands for today. Daring individuals have long chosen TUDOR while achieving the extraordinary on land, ice, in the air and underwater. David Beckham’s life journey embodies these daring values that made Tudor what it is today, and Tudor is proud to have him as the new member of the family. Tudor Black Bay Bronze is David Beckham’s choice.
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Mamić boutique in Zagreb is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Tudor Retailers, allowed to sell and maintain Tudor watches. We certify the authenticity of your new Tudor and back its five-year international guarantee with necessary skills, technical know-how and special equipment.
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