TUDOR has a new look in 2017. First of all, in the new lineup, the brand continues the strategy of the 2016 popular Black Heritage series-Heritage Black Bay series. This year, it has broken through past impressions in terms of style, material mix and functionality; and then with the new TUDOR proposed The declaration ‘Born To Dare is born to dare to act’, the brand found two new spokespersons that best fit this spirit, including football legend David. David Beckham and Lady Gaga, the popular goddess of pop music, personally performed the charm of TUDOR watches.
In addition, the brand has also made progress in watchmaking. The self-made movement is upgraded to the timing function level for the first time after the previous basic three-needle style. It can be said that there are full topics throughout the year, making it difficult for people to pay attention. Among the brand’s many new products, the significance of Heritage Black Bay Chrono is relatively important. It covers the aforementioned multiple highlights of TUDOR in 2017. Recently, it has even performed outstandingly on the big stage of the year-end results acceptance.
Football superstar Beckham continues to exert his influence on popular culture and public welfare issues even though he is famous. His spirit of daring to fight on the pitch coincides with the concept of TUDOR’s 2017 new brand declaration.
The so-called grand stage for the acceptance of watchmaking achievements refers to the 17th Geneva High Watch Awards (GPHG) announced on November 8, 2017. Looking back at the list of winners in the past five years, we can find that TUDOR has been favored by professional judges. , Including the small pointer award (the most outstanding among all models priced at less than 8,000 Swiss francs) won by the Heritage Black Bay Chrono in 2017, this is the small pointer that TUDOR won after the 2016 Black Bay Bronze After the award, the brand was re-established again. In the past five years, the brand has successively won a total of 4 seats for the best revival watch, the best sports watch and other awards, of which the Black Bay series accounted for 3 seats. , Both in the marketing and sales side or in the eyes of industry professionals, have a good reputation and evaluation.
Black Bay itself is a diving watch, while TUDOR originally had the Heritage Chrono signature retro chronograph style. This time, the former added a chronograph movement, so it also took the opportunity to incorporate racing elements into the design.
In addition to the affirmation from the field of watchmaking, Beckham, the new partner of TUDOR in 2017, also brought immediate results in the promotion of the brand’s new declaration ‘Born To Dare’. This natural courageous spirit conveys positive It is the belief that the brand has for many years in building precision timepieces in various fields. It is based on its rich history and deep watchmaking experience, which makes TUDOR more costly to be able to bravely innovate and continue to surpass itself. The proud achievements made on the football field, TUDOR believes that Beckham’s unremitting personal traits on the court complement the Black Bay series. To this end, both sides have also taken a series of image advertising photos. I believe those who have seen them will leave a deep impression Impression, even pursued to be able to wear the same style of watch with Beckham to add points for himself.
This series combines the characteristics of TUDOR antique watches. For example, the case and mirror are from the brand’s first diving watch, the timing button is from the brand’s first chronograph, and the large crown design is from 1958. Ref. 7924 of the year
Back to Heritage Black Bay Chrono, it is the first time the series has been promoted to the complication of such complex functions as the chronograph since its debut in 2012. The previous impression of Black Bay was the diving watch, and this time the new The added timing function is reminiscent of the racing timing elements inherited from the Heritage Chrono series. For example, the dive chronograph lap on the outer ring of the watch has been changed to the tachometer scale, and other exterior designs maintain the retro look of Black Bay. Including the domed sapphire crystal, the winding crown design from the 1950s ‘large crown’ models, and so on. As for the timing button, the screw-in design is not difficult to consider its emphasis on 200 meters of water resistance. The dial pattern of the watch is also familiar. The most distinctive snowflake pointer in the series stands. This is the signature design adopted by TUDOR for the French Navy to provide special watches in the 1970s. This classic feature continues to the modern replica wrist. The table has long been the brand’s DNA. Others, such as the polka dot hour markers and the single red letter on the black surface with a 6 o’clock position that emphasizes water resistance, are also clues that the new work is in line with the predecessor of the series. However, the newly added 45-minute small chronograph dial and small second dial at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions of the face plate can specifically tell the leap forward in the function of the watch. At the same time, the brand chose to set the date window at the 6 o’clock position. On the one hand, it avoids the strong collision with the small time dial, on the other hand, it can also make the overall layout of the face plate look more symmetrical and balanced.
Heritage Black Bay Chrono steel strap
Stainless steel material / MT 5813 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / chronograph function / arched sapphire crystal / waterproof 200 meters / diameter 41mm / reference price: about 36,000 RMB
Heritage Black Bay Chrono has two types of steel straps and belts. The former has a strong sporty tone, while the latter has a more retro atmosphere. No matter which style you choose, TUDOR is very considerate in providing French Saint-Etienne (St-Etienne) A jacquard weave strap made by a well-known old factory allows the wearer to match more Yuan style. This dark blue strap similar to the denim pattern presents another modern casual style, which reveals the high matching of the watch when it was designed. Even if it is a sports watch, as long as it is clever use of the strap The replacement can also create an image suitable for formal occasions. Yunwen Yunwu is like the spokesperson Beckham.
Heritage Black Bay Chrono leather strap
Stainless steel material / MT 5813 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / chronograph function / arched sapphire crystal / water resistance 200 meters / diameter 41mm / reference price: about 34,000 RMB
The MT 5813 movement on the watch is the latest self-made movement produced by TUDOR in 2017. The ‘home-made’ mentioned here is not entirely accurate, because the brand and Breitling entered into a cooperation relationship in 2017. The MT 5612 movement provided by TUDOR is used as the The cornerstone of Breitling’s new movement B20; on the contrary, Breitling also brought out its own signature chronograph B01 movement, which contributed to the birth of the TUDOR MT 5813 movement. Of course, the two parties did not directly load the outer shell of the other product after exchanging the movement. In fact, after TUDOR acquired the B01 movement, there were still further adjustments in the internal specifications, such as adding a silicon spring and fine-tuning the inertia The balance, etc., is also applied to the external polishing and branding that are common to TUDOR itself. Based on the reliable quality of the B01 movement, TUDOR integrates its own characteristics to make the movement more perfect. Such a bold movement exchange plan has also inspired a reference model for watch brands in the future on the road of self-made Towards the ideal goal of truly the best of both worlds.