A true stunner that was missing in the Tudor Heritage Black Bay is the new just released at Baselworld 2017 Heritage Black Bay S&G —Steel and Gold— ref. 79733N. This new Black Bay sporting a 41 mm case in stainless steel is fitted with an 18K yellow gold solid gold bezel and end link and with shell —hollow link— center link on its bracelet and with shell winding crown.
The new Tudor Black Bay S&G packs a lot of bang for the money and is fitted with the Tudor automatic in-house calibre MT5612. However, this time the Black Bay also features a date function, something strongly desired by many. This calibre with a 70-hour power reserve beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph and is a certified chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute —COSC. The new Tudor Black Bay two-tone is available on bracelet or black distressed leather strap and accompanied by an additional olive green fabric strap with pin buckle.
On the wrist, the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Two-Tone S&G Steel and Gold ref. 79733N wears true to its size and just like all other Black Bay watches; however, the watch is very reminiscent of vintage two-tone Rolex Submariners. One thing we absolutely love about this watch is that the riveted bracelet is satin brushed finished throughout including its gold center links. While we love it on bracelet, the leather option is not shabby at all. While the green fabric strap is not a favorite of ours here at WCL, we do have to admit that it looks quite good on the watch.
For the price, it really doesn't get much better especially considering that this is a true two-tone steel and yellow gold watch and not some cheap plated watch. A favorite at Baselworld 2017 and a watch that Tudor should be very proud of. This watch checks all the boxes for a serious badass diving watch. This new watch should become available at the authorized dealer network in May 2017.
Sticker Price CHF 4,750 Swiss Francs — approximately $4,500 USD— on bracelet and CHF 3,600 Swiss Francs —approximately $3,500 USD— on leather strap. For more info on Tudor click here.