The Tudor Heritage Black Bay has been one of the more popular and successful dive replica watches of the past few years. The red bezel and warm dial with rose gold details give it a distinct look that appeals to those usually more interested in vintage Tudors while still looking new and modern. Today we bring you a second take on the Black Bay, now with a cool silver-accented dial and midnight blue bezel and crown tube. It's a totally different look but has all the same things to love as the original.
When it comes to the technical specs, this is the same Heritage Black Bay that we first saw in 2012. It has a 41mm polished steel case, the vintage Tudor logo at 12 o'clock, the snowflake hands, and the updated take on the "big crown" coveted by vintage collectors. But, while the first was inspired by a faded vintage fake watch found in the Tudor archives, this new Black Bay takes its color from the blue Tudor Submariner dive replica watches best known for being supplied to the French Marine Nationale in the 1970s (more on these Tudor MilSubs here).
Vintage Blue Tudor Submariner via Antiquorum
You'll notice immediately that while the original Black Bay's dial was a warm, almost chocolate-tinted black, the new dial is deep matte black. Additionally, the rose gold hands and surrounds for the hour markers have been replaced by silver hands and markers. The dial has an overall more crisp, clean look instead of the faded vintage look of the original. The red of the bezel and crown tube has also been replaced with a slightly metallic midnight blue. It's a great new colorway that gives the fake watch a substantially different feel from the original.
As with the original though, the new Heritage Black Bay will be available on a distressed leather strap (midnight blue this time) or a steel bracelet. Both options also come with a woven blue/black fabric strap.
The new Tudor Heritage Black Bay will be priced at $3,425 on the bracelet and $3,100 on the leather strap, exactly the same as the current model. It should be hitting the US in June. For more, visit Tudor online.Tudor Basel-world-2014 Introducing The New Dietrich Device 1 DD 1 Fake watch 8769