While the Tudor Heritage Black Bay ref. 79220R was launched last year at Baselworld 2012, it wasn't until September 12 of this year that the brand relaunched in the U.S. and the watch became readily available at very few select authorized dealers that Tudor cherry picked. While this watch has enjoyed plenty of media coverage and thorough reviews since last year, most U.S. collectors were eager to see the watch in person before buying it. For many watchlifestylers, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay was some sort of fad during 2012 and the watch has been up and down in popularity since then. This is one of those timepieces that you either hate or love and all we can say is that we've loved it since day one. Kudos to Tudor for launching this homage watch honoring the first Tudor Sub from 1954 in a perfectly sized 41mm case with a great vintage feel to it and those mesmerizing snowflake hands.
While we've seen the advertising campaign with the Tudor Heritage Black Bay almost everywhere —bus shelters, print, online— we feel that the stock images don't do fair justice to this amazing timepiece. While stock images depict the bezel insert as being bright red, is not until you see the watch in person that you realize that the bezel is really burgundy —as Tudor refers to it— or even a dark cherry in color. Here at WatchCollectingLifestyle, we like to call the color of the bezel a perfect 'Rioja' wine color.
Now, please enjoy these macro photos—under natural light— we prepared for you and get ready to go get one as soon as you're done. We really know you will once you get hypnotized by those amazing chamfers, that matte dial with pink gold imprinting, the snowflake hands and the bright glowing and long lasting luminova on its markers and hands. Available on Stainless Steel bracelet with additional black fabric strap or aged leather with additional black fabric strap.
Sticker Price $3,425 USD. For more info on Tudor Watch click here.