After Baselworld 2017 rolled around I think I had officially given up on Swiss Tudor, at least as a consumer interested in seriously voting with my dollar and adding one of their products to my collection. By then, every possible ounce of creativity and variety had been squeezed out of the Black Bay line and to me, it seemed like an attempt by Tudor to simply shoehorn as many dissonant design variations as possible into the collection. Something has to stick, right?
Tudor Men's Watches
The new Swiss Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue is essentially the same watch as the original Black Bay Bronze unveiled by Tudor in 2016, it’s just blue now. It’s still offered in the same 43mm aluminum-bronze alloy case, which looks super cool by the way, and it is still powered by the Tudor manufacture COSC certified MT5601 movement with 70 hours of power reserve. In fact, the only real difference between the Blue Special Edition and the original, in my humble opinion, is that this new model looks a heck of a lot better.
Basically, this Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41 watch takes the recipe of last year’s 36mm and adapts it in the classical masculine Tudor case, meaning 41mm. This watch has a slightly different taste than the usual Black Bay. The lack of the rotating bezel actually sets the watch in a different category. No more tool, not yet dress watch… it is the perfect definition of a casual, elegant sports watch. No useless features, just the essential, but yet a great presence on the wrist, already in 36mm. This year, the increased size brings the concept to men.