Dating back the initial Tudor Submariner from 1954, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay is really a contemporary watch, inspired through the first Submariner, in addition to taking design cues from almost all subsequent Submariner models.
First presented this year having a burgundy bezel, black-chocolate dial, gilt printed minute track and beige lume (Ref. 70922R). In 2014, the Black Bay first showed inside a latest version, this time around having a blue bezel, black dial, whitened minute track and whitened lume (Ref. 70922B).
Visually, the Black Bay situation and hour indexes range from original 1954 reference 7922 Tudor Submariner. However, it’s the reference 7924 from 1958, named the “big crown,” that inspired the extra-large crown seen around the current model. And for the “Snowflake” hands, they first made an appearance on references 7016 and 7021 from 1969.
Within the other half from the twentieth century, in France they Navy used Tudor diver’s watches, plus they were generally blue. This describes the night time-blue bezel, the matching blue anodized aluminum ring round the crown, as well as the not compulsory night time-blue distressed leather strap.
As pointed out above, the dial design is dependent on the initial 7922, except both your hands, that have the legendary “Snowflake” design in the 7016 and 7021.
Such as the 7922, the brand new matte dial includes a large triangular marker at 12 o’clock, baton indexes at 3, 6 and 9 – and circular indexes for that other eight hour markers. However, as the original hour markers were printed around the dial, the Black Bay has applied indexes, with metal surrounds which are full of luminous material. Furthermore, the surrounds are polished, producing a perfect contrast from the matte black background adding great depth towards the dial.
Printed in whitened, would be the minute track, rose emblem, “TUDOR GENEVE,” and “200m: 600ft, ROTOR, SELF-WINDING.”
Before the Black Bay, the newest Tudor Submariners were created up to the eighties, plus they came both without and with to start dating? This time around, the date was overlooked on all purchases that are something that is in style over the industry yesteryear couple of years. However, it’s not only a trend. By getting rid of the date, that is perhaps an unnecessary function for any dive watch, it makes sense a cleaner, more elegant and shaped watch face. And more importantly, it causes it to be simpler to see time, the main purpose of worthwhile watch.
Safeguarding the dial is really a domed azure very, less than a tall as vintage models (that have been thick plexiglass or azure, with respect to the year), but nonetheless tall enough to stick out, and supply a classic jerk.
While Rolex watch is outside of Tudor, within the nineteen fifties, the Tudor Submariner was released plus the Rolex watch Submariner, which first arrived on the scene in 1953, reference 6204. In those days, Tudor cases, crowns, and bracelets counseled me produced by Rolex watch. Tudor watches even included famous Rolex watch crown logo design relief engraved around the crown.
Modern Tudors no more use Rolex watch cases, crowns, and bracelets, however, once we pointed out above, the situation is strongly inspired through the vintage designs (they were utilized by both Tudor and Rolex watch). Which is really a positive thing?
The Heritage Black Bay is available in a 316L stainless situation that measures roughly 41 mm across by 12.75 mm tall and 50.25 mm long. The width in the lugs is 22 mm. Total weight using the leather strap is 103.2 grams. The matte blue bezel place includes a 60-minute dive scale that rotates unidirectional (a prerequisite from the ISO 6425 dive standard). Our dot at 12 o’clock enables you to definitely keep an eye on your dive amount of time in low-light conditions. The gold coin edges from the bezel are polished, which contrasts with the top situation and lugs that are satin-polished. The whole situation flanks, carry sides, and chamfered edges, are fully polished, allowing the perfect juxtaposition of these two surfaces finishes.
Like the size of the Large Crown (7924), the Black Bay’s large stainless crown measures about 7.95mm across. And you will find no crown pads, a jerk to 7922, 7923 and 7924. A blue anodized aluminum tube sits among the crown and also the situation. The crown includes a double securing system to make sure water-resistance. It’s engraved using the Tudor rose emblem and polished. Operating the crown is extremely simple to do and an advantage of their extra-large design. As it turned out, despite the fact that the crown is big, I didn’t think it is sticking out into my wrist whatsoever.