THE SAGA CONTINUES!
Heritage Black Bay S&G by Tudor; a new timepiece scales the heights of a well-established collection on the contemporary watch scene.
The Heritage Black Bay may be inspired by the look of 1954’s Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner but behind the vintage mask it’s still a contemporary watch. Since the launch of the piece with a burgundy bezel, the collection has grown and struck gold with every new Tudor model. Its success story continued at 2017’s Baselworld when the Genevan brand unveiled a range of models including the Heritage Black Bay S&G, S for steel and G for gold.
The new watch has the same shape as its forebears but with flashes of yellow gold on the rotating bezel, screwdown crown, central strap link and dial features. It still oozes neo-retro style without being bling.
The 41mm steel case is topped by a unidirectional rotating bezel with a matt black aluminium ring bearing the gold minute track. It houses the self-winding MT5612 calibre made by Tudor and based on the MT5602 launched in 2015. The powerful COSC-certified movement runs at 28,800 vph (4Hz) and has a 70-hour power reserve.
The three gold luminescent hands on the black domed dial have the classic Heritage Black Bay shape and track the hours, minutes and seconds along applied geometrical markers (also gold and luminescent) and a gilded minute track. The biggest surprise for the collection’s fans is the date display at 3.
The Heritage Black Bay S&G comes with a steel strap with a yellow gold central link or a black aged leather strap with a deployment clasp. As you’d expect from Tudor, the watch comes with an additional khaki fabric strap whose flecks of gold match the sun-kissed warmth radiating from the watch’s yellow gold glints.
Price: 4750 CHF (steel and gold strap) – 3600 CHF (aged leather)
By Sharmila Bertin