BASELWORLD IN BRIEF
TUDOR NEW RELEASES
4th April 2017
Watch enthusiasts the world over recognise how important it is for watchmakers to make an impact at Baselworld – the biggest event of its type – and the eyes of the world scrutinise each and every new piece. Tudor have quietly been building a reputation as one of the most exciting exhibitors, always maintaining a carefully choreographed air of mystery right up to the deadline.
Last years’ releases were extraordinarily popular; the new in-house Black Bays were very highly sought after, and the Black Bay Bronze was the third most instagrammed watch in the world last year! To be in with a chance of improving on last years’ effort the new Tudor pieces needed to turn the impact up to 11, and we are delighted to share them with you below.
Heritage Black Bay S&G
Bi-metal timepieces posses a very particular kind of charm, and the flawless way Tudor have finished the Black Bay S & G highlights every ounce of class and sophistication. Making use of the Black Bay 41mm brushed and polished steel case the S & G accentuates the features that are particular to Tudor timepieces – for example the “big-crown” and the central links of the vintage bracelet are both finished in yellow gold. The bezel has also had the gold treatment, and the contrast between the matt black anodised disc and the yellow gold exterior and markers is class personified. More than just a handsome face however, the S & G utilises the excellent COSC certified in-house movement, with an additional date display at 9 o’clock. Featured here on the stunning brushed and polished steel and yellow gold bracelet the S&G is supplied with an addition fabric strap.
Heritage Black Bay Steel
One of the best watches at Baselworld according to watch journalist Ken Kessler – and featured in the top 10 pieces at Baselworld by The Gentlemans Journal – the Black Bay Steel has been an immediate success. Making use of the COSC certified, 70-hour power reserve, in-house calibre movement the new Black Bays have an added module which allows for a date display at 9 o’clock. The use of a brushed steel bezel seems like a relatively minor change, but the effect is remarkable. Suddenly the watch has the classic feel associated with vintage timepieces, while the combination of red triangle (and genuine pearl) on the bezel and the clean uncluttered dial keeps it looking fresh and modern. The Black Bay Steel is presented on a brushed a polished vintage-style steel bracelet and is supplied with an additional fabric strap.
Heritage Black Bay Chrono
The first chronograph member of the Black Bay family was always going to have to be not only a fantastic timepiece, but an exceptional piece of engineering. The COSC certified chronograph movement in the Black Bay Chrono is the result of a new collaboration with Breitling, and Tudor have made their own improvements to the rotor, regulation system and balance spring resulting in truly exceptional performance. The symmetrical dial layout with counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, and date window a 6 o’clock, is clean and satisfying – and is right on trend. Swapping out the tradition Black Bay rotating dive bezel for the fixed tachymeter on the Chrono was a really smart decision, and the Chrono looks bolder, sportier and more masculine. It’s no wonder the Chrono is a Baselworld favourite for Gear Patrol, t3 and Esquire! Featured here on a steel bracelet the Chrono is supplied with an additional fabric strap.
Heritage Black Bay 41
Last years’ Black Bay 36 was a pleasant surprise for the majority of watch enthusiasts, as it was great to see a timepiece with the signature Black Bay DNA being offered in a smaller case size. In order to make the watch work at this new size there were some significant styling changes made, such as the polished bezel in place of the rotating dive bezel. The immense popularity of this new-look Black Bay has prompted Tudor to release the timepiece in a larger 41mm case size, making it a great choice for those who prefer a larger timepiece. Refined and minimalist, the dial on the Black Bay 41 is everything it should be and no more. The contrast between the bright white ‘snowflake’ hands and indexes and the black dial results in a beautifully clean and legible finish. This model is shown on a calfskin leather strap with steel deployment clasp and is supplied with an additional camouflage fabric strap.
Clair De Rose Diamond Dot
Refined and timeless are the descriptors Tudor use to describe this timepiece and on balance we would have to agree! Presented on a steel ‘rice-grain’ bracelet, which provides exceptional shine and suppleness, centred around a round polished steel case and with a stunning diamond-dot Opaline dial the Clair De Rose has all the ingredients of a classic timepiece. An important feature to highlight is that in addition to the beautiful styling features the Clair De Rose proudly displays, it has at its’ heart a Swiss self-winding mechanical movement. This timepiece, then, is a representation of both the eye-catching styling we have come to expect from Tudor and the technical mastery that sets them apart.
Building a watch collection is a lifelong journey with big brand milestones along the way. However, there comes a time when your watch just isn’t cutting it and it’s time to invest in something new. By trading in your old watch, you can take your next step on the watch collection ladder in three simple steps: send us your details, receive your quote and trade-in your watch. You can then use the value of your old watch as a deposit for a new one at ROX.
Tudor is one of the most exciting and dynamic watch makers, and therefore every time they release a new piece – or redesign a style – there is a lot of interest in the end product. This is excellent news, but sometimes in all the commotion the details and information that reveal just how special the pieces are can get overlooked.
Guests gathered in the thrill room at our ROX Newcastle Boutique at Monument Mall to marvel over The Tudor Baselworld 2016 novelties. The theme was 1920’s Gentleman Club and guests enjoyed showcases from Duke Ata Menswear and classic gentleman haircuts from G. Scott Gentlemen’s Hairdressers.