The characteristic elements of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze replica 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.
The drilled holes on the side of the lugs and their particularly pronounced chamfering can be added to the list of notable historic design elements adopted in this new model.It features the particularly prominent winding crown from the famous 7924 refer ence of 1958, known as Big Crown. It borrows the characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, from the Best quality Tudor copy watches delivered in large quantities to the French National Navy in the 1970s.
AN ALUMINIUM BRONZE ALLOY CASE
A combination of chocolate-brown dial and bezel – a ﬁrst for TUDOR – with golden and beige accents, completes the model’s look. The visual effect is that of a patinated object that could have battled the waves on its owner’s wrist for many years, and seems to have been fashioned by him and his lifestyle.
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 high-performance aluminium bronze alloy, guarantees the development of a subtle and unique patina to match its user’s habits. In addition to a highly functional appearance in line with the world to which it pays tribute, the Heritage Black Bay Bronze has entirely brushed ﬁnishes that guar an tee a homogeneous development of the patina.
THE TUDOR MT5601 MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT
In 2015, TUDOR announced the first mechanical move ment in its history to have been developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. A high-performance calibre of excellent precision and proven robustness, it offers a 70-hour 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 4 Hz, the movement is regu lated by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring, held in place by a traversing bridge – a guaran-tee of its robustness. Furthermore, the movement is certiﬁed by the Swiss Ofﬁcial Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
This is a variant of the Bronze TUDOR watch replica 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 “Manufacture TUDOR”.