Tudor’s classic watch, the Black Bay diving watch, has launched a new gold and steel watch. The TUDOR Black Bay S & G is equipped with the MT5612 movement manufactured by TUDOR, introducing the calendar function into the Biwan series.
This classic model is designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the birth of the Tudor Dive Watch. It inherits the tradition of exquisite craftsmanship and creates a new model with gold. This model follows the lines and proportions of the Biwan series, and the rotating outer ring and winding crown are made of gold. The steel bracelet’s central link also uses this precious metal, giving the watch a more formal and elegant look.
This movement is based on Tudor’s first self-made movement launched in 2015, and has been modified to match the unique temperament of a gold-steel watch. The hour, minute and second display functions are a major feature of the Biwan series. This series also introduces the calendar function. This movement has excellent performance, precision and reliability, and it is impeccable. Its power reserve is up to 70 hours. In other words, if you take off your watch on Friday night, you can use it normally on your wrist by Monday morning without re-winding. The movement frequency is 28,800 times (4 Hz) per hour, which is adjusted by the inertia fine-tuned silicon balance spring, and fixed by the cross plate, making the movement function more reliable. In addition, this movement has also been awarded the Swiss Observatory Certification by the Swiss Precision Timepiece Testing Center (COSC).
Tudor took inspiration from the brand’s folding rivet straps from the 1950s and 1960s, and designed the Biwan gold and steel bracelet. The rivet strap is famous for its original design features, and the links on both sides are connected by rivet heads, presenting a unique stepped structure. The bracelet of the Biwan Gold-Steel model incorporates the above two classic aesthetic features on the one hand, and uses solid links to integrate modern manufacturing technology into it. There are three straps available for this model. In addition to the steel strap, the other two are a steel discount brown antique belt and a brown textured strap. This textured strap is made by a 150-year-old family-owned company in St-Etienne, France, using traditional jacquard technology. The textured strap is a major feature of Tudor and is considered an innovative design.
Source of inspiration
The Tudor Biwan Gold and Steel model is based on the historical tradition of the Tudor watch and combines the characteristics of the classic watches in the past, perfectly blending tradition and modernity. The overall shape, dome-shaped dial and mirror of the new model inherit the design essence of the first Tudor diving watch. The eye-catching winding crown is derived from the ‘Big Crown’ model (model 7924) introduced by Tudor in 1958, the first Tudor watch with a water resistance of 200 meters. The ‘snowflake’ hands on the dial are distinctive and angular, borrowing from the classic style of providing watches for the French Navy in the 1970s.