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Introducing Tudor’s new chronograph, the Black Bay Chrono

Powered by the Manufacture Calibre MT5813, this is impressive value for money

The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono brings together the aquatic heritage of the Black Bay family with the brand’s long-standing association with the racetrack. Offered in the same 41mm steel case as the other models in the Heritage Black Bay collection, it features a polished and satin finish. Other familiar hallmarks of the collection include the iconic snowflake hands, a black lacquer, high-contrast dial, and an oversized screw-down crown engraved with the Tudor rose.

Introducing Tudor’s new chronograph, the Black Bay Chrono

At 3 o’clock there’s a 45-minute counter for the chronograph, while the sub-dial at 9 o’clock is for small seconds. The date is shown in a window at 6 o’clock, just beneath the 200m water-depth rating in red, which is a subtle nod to Tudor’s vintage dive models.

Closer inspection also reveals that the unidirectional rotating bezel, traditionally found on the Black Bay dive watches, has been replaced with a fixed bezel in circular satin-brushed steel, complete with an engraved tachymetric scale. Fluted, screw-down pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock are used to start, stop and reset the chronograph.

Introducing Tudor’s new chronograph, the Black Bay Chrono

Inside is the Manufacture Calibre MT5813, developed and manufactured by Tudor in conjunction with Breitling. A COSC-certified chronometer, it boasts a silicon balance spring, a column-wheel chronograph mechanism with vertical clutch, and a max power reserve of 70 hours. Available on either a tan leather strap or steel bracelet with riveted links, both versions also come with a fabric strap for more casual wear.

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