• 06-JUN-2016

  • SOURCE: Tudor

In Time For Summer: Meet the New TUDOR Heritage Black Bay 36 Model

TUDOR Heritage Black Bay 36 - black leather beige 1

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, 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. It acts both as an introduction to the Black Bay aesthetic for slimmer wrists and as a more formal option while remaining part of a family of essentially sporty watches.


Like other models in the Black Bay family, Black Bay 36 features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers' watches produced during the 1950s. It borrows the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as snowflake that appeared in the brand's 1969 catalogue. A fixed smooth steel bezel and a shiny black polished dial act as the finishing touches to this sport chic Black Bay.


With a choice of a steel bracelet or a lightly distressed beige-coloured leather strap with steel folding clasp, each Heritage Black Bay 36 is also supplied with an additional strap in urban camouflage fabric. Made in the Jacquard technique according to traditional methods by a hundred-year-old family business from the St-Etienne region of France, this strap is a signature feature of TUDOR's Heritage line.


A key characteristic of the TUDOR Heritage line is the unique creative process that began in 2010 with the presentation of the TUDOR Heritage Chrono model, a free interpretation of the brand's first chronograph dating from 1970. Since then, some of the most important references in the history of TUDOR have been reworked within the Heritage line. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic, the models in this line bring together the past, present and future, with the aesthetic codes that contributed to the reputation of historic models instilled into contemporary timepieces. The Heritage Black Bay 36, which is part of this approach, offers an alternative reading of the iconic aesthetic codes belonging to the history of TUDOR divers' watches.