At a time when blue is “the new black”, the chromatic harmonies of blue, grey and orange suggest an undisputed modernity. The royal blue of the original model (1973) combines with a slightly lighter grey than that of the original to give birth to a watch as much at home in water as on land, radiating the Mediterranean spirit and its warmth.
Inspired by history, but completely redesigned, the dial now has three-dimensional hour markers with two beveled metallic edges defining an area filled with Super-LumiNova for a stronger image and optimal legibility. It also features two counters located inside two blue trapezoidal shapes, one at 3 o’clock for the small seconds hand, and one at 9 o’clock for the famous 45-minute counter that marked the history of TUDOR chronographs in the 1970s.
Water-resistant to a depth of 150 meters (500 feet), the steel case, 42 mm in diameter (compared with 40 mm on the original) has a bidirectional bezel with a blue anodized aluminum insert. Under its sapphire crystal, it houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
The distinctive crown and pushers are knurled with a chrome finish. The crown is adorned with a blue lacquered shield.
As an additional refinement, TUDOR’s new Heritage Chrono Blue comes with two bracelets, one in steel with a folding clasp, the other in reinforced fabric with a buckle. The fabric strap – the outcome of cooperation with a firm still carrying on the age-old art of traditional weaving – echoes the characteristic colors of the dial and provides exceptional wearing comfort: an extra touch for a chronograph that takes its inspiration from history but makes an utterly contemporary statement.
TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO BLUE
42-mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Bidirectional rotatable 12-hour graduated (48 positions) steel bezel for second time-zone display, blue disk
Self-winding mechanical movement, TUDOR Caliber 2892 with additional mechanism for chronograph function
Power reserve of approximately 42 hours
Screw-down steel winding crown with triple water-resistance system and TUDOR logo
Screw-down steel pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock 45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock
Small seconds hand at 3 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 150 m (500 ft)
Steel bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch, additional fabric strap with buckle supplied with watch
For more information regarding the Heritage Chrono Blue, please visit TudorWatch.com.
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