The Tudor Black Bay GMT ref. 79830RB was released at Baselworld 2018 and without a doubt, right now is the hottest Tudor watch and even selling well above its retail price of $3,900 USD. While we really didn't care much to see the watch while we were at Baselworld —as all the attention was centered on the new Rolex GMT Master II 'Pepsi' that was released at the same time—, Rolex's little brother seemed to have hit a home run with the release of this new Black Bay GMT 'Pepsi'.
Insider: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue Bucherer ref. 79250B. Hands-on with Tudor's First Limited Edition.
The day we received the news that a new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze with blue dial had been released as a limited edition for watch retailer Bucherer, we knew we had to have one. Well, after a whole week of ownership, here's our hands-on review of this very special watch that is as hard to get as finding a needle in a haystack considering that is exclusively sold through Bucherer.
Breaking News: Retailer Bucherer Unveils the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue. A Perfect Addition to the Bucherer Blue Editions.
Know for releasing 'Blue Editions' of watches based on their corporate color, family owned retailer Bucherer was founded in 1888. Today, Bucherer AG has 16 stores in Switzerland, 10 stores in Germany, and 1 store in Vienna and Copenhagen, as well as the world’s largest watch and jewelry store in Paris at the most exclusive addresses. The company is now in run in the third generation by Jörg G. Bucherer and employs over 1,600 staff. Unveiled today in Lucerne, Bucherer is now presenting the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue.
Following the success of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36 ref. 79500 released last year, Tudor presents this year at Baselworld 2017 the new Heritage Black Bay 41 ref. 79540. Perfectly suited for larger wrists that liked the Heritage Black Bay 36 released during Baselworld 2016 but that couldn't wear it because it was designed with ladies and small wrist men in mind, Tudor expresses the aesthetic codes of its iconic Heritage Black Bay through this new model with a diameter of 41 mm and a time only function.
Presented at Baselworld 2017, Tudor's famous Heritage Black Bay divers watch is now available in a new all-steel version with a brushed steel bezel insert. Fitted with the manufacture calibre MT5612, the new Heritage Black Bay Steel ref. 79730 also introduces a date function to the Black Bay family. The case size remains the same at 41 mm and the bracelet continues to be of the riveted type.
Baselworld 2017: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Two-Tone S&G Steel and Gold ref. 79733N. Live Pics & Pricing.
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. 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.
This evening at a casual dinner with our friends from Tudor, the first of their novelties was presented. The new Tudor Black Bay Chronograph is the newest addition to the Heritage Black Bay collection. With a stainless steel case measuring 41 mm in diameter and a matte black dial, the new Tudor Black Bay Chronograph is an automatic 45-minute chronograph.
Insider: New Tudor Pelagos LHD ref. 25610TNL. Hands-on with the New Diver's Watch Designed for People that are Left-Handed.
Surprised to see a watch missing the crown on the usual right caseband by the date window? Well, yesterday, Tudor released a new iteration of their Pelagos watch, especially designed with people that are left-handed in mind. Named LHD for 'Left Hand Drive', the new Tudor Pelagos LHD ref. 25610TNL for left-handed divers features a winding stem positioned to the left of the case, so that the watch can be worn on the right wrist. In a nod to its past, the new Tudor Pelagos LHD evokes the brand’s history of dive watches designed specifically for left-handed professional divers.
Insider: Tudor Heritage Advisor ref. 79620TC Cognac Dial. Hands-on with a Very Functional Timepiece Fitted with a Mechanical Alarm.
About 90 years ago, Hands Wildorf had the idea of making a watch that his sales agents could sell at a more modest price than his Rolex watches without compromising the quality and reliability of a Rolex timepiece. Therefore, he decided to form a separate company named Tudor Watch Company, today, that company, continues to put out amazing watches that won't break the bank like the Tudor Heritage Advisor ref. 79620TC we are reviewing here.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the New Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36 mm ref. 79500. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
Perfectly fitted for the ladies or a small wrist guy, Tudor expresses the aesthetic codes of its iconic Heritage Black Bay through this new model with a diameter of 36 mm. Both fashionable and sporty, it opens up the family of Heritage Black Bay products to a wider audience. For the Heritage Black Bay 36 model ref. 79500, Tudor has retained the general lines of the Black Bay family of watches while reducing its proportions. With its 36 mm diameter, the steel case is particularly versatile.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the New Tudor Heritage Black Bay Line-up with COSC In-House Movement MT5602 and New Riveted Bracelet. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
The Heritage Black Bay, presented for the first time in 2012 and honored by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva the following year, has been updated for 2016 with the new in-house mechanical movement developed, manufactured and assembled in-house by Tudor. One of the brand’s truly iconic models, it celebrates 60 years of diving watches with extraordinary heritage.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze 43 mm and In-House Movement. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
Continuing with the Tudor Black Bay saga and frenzy, today, reporting directly from Baselworld 2016, we bring you the news on the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze ref. 79250BM. This new model is yet another wonderful addition to the Black Bay lineup joining its siblings the Black Bay Burgundy Red, Black Bay Black, Black Bay Dark and the Black Bay Blue. The new Tudor Black Bay Bronze comes equipped with a bulkier Bronze/Aluminum alloy case measuring 43 mm opposed to 41 mm as the other Black Bay models.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark in Black PVD with In-House Movement. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
The day Tudor unveiled the Black Bay Black, it was big news for the brand and a huge success. Today, reporting directly from Baselworld 2016, we bring you the news on the new Tudor Black Bay Dark ref. 79230DK. This new model is yet another wonderful addition to the Heritage Black Bay lineup joining its siblings the Black Bay Burgundy Red, Black Bay Black and the Black Bay Blue.
News: Presenting the New Tudor Fastrider Black Shield ref. 42000CN. Inspired by the Ducati XDiavel and Available Via Special Order.
Directly inspired by the distinctive sporting elegance of the new Ducati XDiavel, Tudor adds a third model to the existing Fastrider Black Shield collection with a new matte black and white version of the Fastrider Black Shield. Just like the other two models, the new watch is fitted with a 42 mm monobloc high-tech bead blasted black matte ceramic case, automatic chronograph and date function. The Tudor Fastrider was originally created in 2011 to mark the partnership between Tudor and Ducati, becoming the technical and sporty TUDOR line dedicated to the world of performance motorbikes. In 2013, with the Fastrider Black Shield Chronograph and its matte black monobloc ceramic middle case, TUDOR presented the result of a cross-disciplinary approach to design, connecting the world of sports motorbikes to that of fine watchmaking. The collaboration also extended to the customization of a Ducati Diavel using the same design language. In 2015, a new Ducati —the XDiavel— has inspired Tudor to create a new edition of its all-ceramic chronograph.
News: The Tudor Heritage Black Bay One Sells for 375,000 Swiss Francs at the 2015 ONLY Watch Auction by Phillips.
For its first participation in the 6th ONLY Watch charity auction to take place on November this year, Tudor has decided to reinterpret one of the least known tool-watches in its history: reference 7923. Launched in the mid-1950s and produced in tiny quantities, this is the brand’s only divers’ watch to have been equipped with a hand-wound movement. It also stands out from the other divers’ watches produced by Tudor with its baton-type hands. Highly sought after by collectors today, this rare reference was an excellent starting point for the creation of a one-off model destined for this unique initiative. The Tudor Heritage Black Bay One created for this auction mixes the best of both worlds —vintage and modern— in a flawless execution. This unique piece Tudor Heritage Black Bay One created for Only Watch 2015 is part of Tudor's heritage inspired approach, reinterpreting the reference 7923 with enlightened freedom.
Today, we are going to approach this hands-on review in a very different way. Instead of focusing on all the technicalities and the pros and cons of this new watch, we will strongly focus on the emotions that surround a watch purchase and why we still love the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black a.k.a. the 'BBB' after 21 days of ownership. As you all watch collectors know, timepieces not only track time for us, but they also gather memories as we wear them. You guys also know —especially those of you that are compulsive watch flippers—, that many times we buy watches by impulse and as a mere 'fix' for that watch collecting addiction we have, only to end up flipping the new watch within days or just a few weeks after the purchase. Well, all we can say is that at least for us, this new Tudor BBB is a keeper for us.
News: Introducing the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black ref. 79220N. What Everyone was Dreaming of and More.
The day Tudor unveiled the Black Bay One unique piece for ONLY Watch Auction —as we reported here—, everyone started dreaming of Tudor one day releasing the model for the general public. While the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black ref. 79220N is not exactly identical to the Black Bay One made for the ONLY Watch Auction —as it lacks of the red writing on the dial—, this new model is a wonderful addition to the Heritage Black Bay lineup joining its siblings the Black Bay Burgundy Red and the Black Bay Blue. After receiving the information from the brand, we immediately knew that this watch was going to be a home run and probably sold out the same day its hitting the stores. Hopefully we will be able to get one today as it is supposed to be available at the Tudor authorized dealer network. We'll keep you posted on that front.
Mirroring the original shape and proportions of the original Tudor Chronograph Monte Carlo 1970s model —references 7149, 7159/0, 7169/0 and the 7031/0 —the Tudor Heritage Chrono ref. 70330N launched five years ago in 2010, brings the best of the vintage world into modern times with a flawless execution that will captivate those watchlifestylers wanting to avoid the headaches that vintage shopping can bring. The Tudor Heritage Chrono ref. 70330N really brings that vintage feel without the headaches or budget issues that purchasing a vintage Tudor Monte Carlo might bring, especially considering all the fakes and redone dials out there. If you like vintage Tudors as much as we do, this is the way to go. Fitted with a generous 42 mm case that wears slightly smaller, the Tudor Heritage Chrono is a robust sporty looking timepiece that can be worn in any setting or with any outfit —even better when wearing your fancy orange Hermès ties.
Continuing with its partnership with motorcycle maker Ducati, Tudor released last week at Baselworld 2015, three new Fastrider Chronographs ref. 42010N matching the colors of the iconic Ducati Scrambler motorcycles. Now available with dials in yellow, olive green and red, the new Tudor Fastrider Chrono is now fitted with a satin brushed finished stainless steel case —instead of a matte black ceramic case as on the Fastrider Black Shield launched in 2013— with matte black ceramic bezel, stainless steel case back and a gorgeous leather strap or rubber strap with folding clasp with flip-lock with Tudor shield. The size of the case remains at 42 mm and the watch is still fitted with screw-down crown and chrono pushers that are black PVD treated. The date still needs to be set via the shield-shaped corrector located on the case band at 9 o'clock —something we aesthetically like on the watch but we find annoying from a functionality standpoint.
Baselworld 2015: Introducing the New Tudor North Flag with In-House Movement. Live Pictures and Pricing.
Today, Tudor presented the latest addition to its lineup. We are talking about the new Tudor North Flag ref. 91210N available with integrated stainless steel bracelet or with a rugged texturized black leather strap with yellow contrast stitching. Inspired by iconic watches from the 1970s like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the IWC Ingenieur, the Tudor Ranger or even the Rolex Oysterquartz, this new Tudor watch measures 41 mm in diameter and is equipped with a satin brushed monobloc case with double bezel in stainless steel and black ceramic. Its black matte dial with white applied markers and a flange with yellow and white minute track are simply stunning. However, what really makes this watch special —besides its looks— is the fact that this is the first Tudor watch to be powered by a fully developed in-house calibre.