SWISS TO THE CORE
3rd March 2017
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.
Heritage Black Bay 36
All Tudor timepieces are 100% Swiss – not just Swiss made, where large portions of the watch can be built or assembled elsewhere – and this is the case with the 36. Designed to exhibit some of the most popular elements of other Tudor pieces, the 36 features snowflake hands and a screw down crown, and the polished steel bezel keeps it looking smart and dressy. The smaller case size has proved popular not just with ladies who enjoy the styling, but also with gents who have a smaller wrist. The model featured here is supplied on a gorgeous brushed steel bracelet, and comes with an additional canvas strap.
Heritage Black Bay Strap
It’s worth saying again that Tudor don’t like standing still, so creating the enormously popular Black Bay was not enough – it needed improving. The key to this improvement was in the creation of a brand new in-house Chronometer certified movement to power the watch. The model featured here is supplied in a beautiful aged leather strap with a steel deployment clasp, as well as 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.
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.
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.
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.