The Pelagos dial is very helpful, very legible, and also excellently made for visibility as a dive watch. The longer one uses a Pelagos, the more I believe one comes to appreciate the utility of the dial in a variety of lighting and reading environments. The apartment, AR-coated sapphire crystal allows for exceptional legibility even at extreme angles, and general dial materials and proportions result in a great tool.I keep saying “tool” over and over again in this review because I am trying to reinforce the point which the Pelagos is so successful in my opinion because it is first a tool, and then a luxury object of need. Watches like the Heritage Black Bay are much less about being more and tools about offering a “look.” The Black Bay is a great timepiece option for a great deal of people, but I believe if you are interested in dive watches because of their usefulness, and appreciate a series of design touches related to that, then the Pelagos is far and away the path to take at Tudor.At this year’s Baselworld, Tudor Watches Malaysia Replica unveiled another addition to their constantly growing Heritage Black Bay series. The new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel is a largely cosmetic upgrade to the stove with a stainless steel bezel insert in addition to a polarizing date work on an otherwise familiar looking dial. We recently had the opportunity to go hands on with the new Black Bay Steel and came away impressed with the elegant aesthetics, even if a bit underwhelmed at the minimal degree of actual novelty.
Bucherer is Europe’s largest watch retailer (and the biggest seller of Rolex timepieces), with almost 30 stores and estimated annual sales of over SFr1.5 billion (about US$1.5 billion), giving it considerable clout. For its 130th anniversary in 2018, the chain has debuted a series of special edition wristwatches made by a variety of brands – from Audemars Piguet to Zenith – all characterised by dials in dark blue, the firm’s corporate colour.
The latest to join the band of blue watches is Tudor Watches Watch Snob Replica with the Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue, a variant of its bestselling bronze dive watch. Both the dial and bezel are a dark blue, darker than the shade found on the Pelagos in blue, but similar to the bezel on the Black Bay with a blue bezel.
The case back is also engraved with the Swiss retailer’s logo and 1888, the year it was founded in Lucerne.
The rest of the watch is identical to the standard edition – the aluminium-bronze case is 43mm in diameter with a slightly domed sapphire crystal. It’s equipped with the in-house calibre MT5601, a COSC-certified automatic with a silicon hairspring and 70-hour power reserve.
Like the other Tudor Heritage watches, the Bronze Blue is delivered on two straps: a dark blue canvas NATO-style band, as well as a distressed leather strap.
Price and availability
Priced at SFr3800 or €3730, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue, along with the other Bucherer Blue Editions, will be available at Bucherer stores.