Tudor's Heritage Black Bay is Inspired by the Brand's First Diver Watch

April 02, 2014 | by Roberta Naas, atimelyperspective.com | Watches

Tudor Heritage Back Bay watch.

The Tudor Heritage Black Bay.

—ROBERTA NAASATimelyPerspective.com 

We know you love Tudor timepieces, so we are happy to bring you one of the newest—just unveiled at BaselWorld 2014. The newest watch, the Heritage Black Bay Reference 79220B, is a blend of heritage and authenticity. Heritage Black Bay's design calls on the brand’s first diver watch, the Tudor Submariner 7922, which was launched in 1954. It also fulfills the needs of water adventurers thanks to a “Big Crown” that recalls the reference 7924 introduced in 1958 to make turning the crown easier. Additionally, it blends features from pieces dating back to 1970s with its angular hands known as “Snowflakes.”

The Heritage Black Bay Reference 79220B isn’t all vintage, though. Its bold 41mm steel case is accented with an updated midnight blue anodized aluminum crown tube bezel that is deeply alluring. It is sold with interchangeable bracelets. What makes the watch a real keeper in terms of aesthetics is the high-tech feel thanks to the deep-black dial, silver luminescent hour markers, and unidirectional rotating bezel in midnight blue to match color of the crown tube. It is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the Tudor Caliber 2824.

The watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and is sold with both an adjustable black-and-blue fabric weave strap and with a choice of either a midnight blue distressed leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet. Stay tuned on ATimelyPerspective.com for more on Tudor. 

Founder and editor-in-chief of ATimelyPerspective.com, Roberta Naas is a veteran award-winning journalist in the watch industry with more than 25 years of experience. She was the first woman watch editor in the US market—breaking in to an “all boys network” with a pioneering spirit that would be her signature to this day. Naas brings responsible, factual—yet always timely and insightful—reporting of the watch industry to the forefront.

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