Tudor re-releases the Heritage Chrono Blue for Basel 2013
40 years ago, Tudor released the Heritage Chrono Blue in 1973. This Basel 2013, Tudor brought this watch back into the collection to relaunch the brand into the US with a bang.
The entire watch world is waiting for the arrival of Tudor into the US market. What better way to do so than by paying homage to a true classic. Stylistically, when you look at this watch, it has the feel and look of a Paul Newman vintage Rolex Daytona from the sixties.
They definitely reproduced this watch as close to the original specs as possible, at the same time they added some nice touches to the crowns and pushers. Even though the dial is pretty much the same, it appears cleaner, boulder and less busy than the original. The date wheel is smaller and more subtle making the dial look less crowded.
The case is a good size at 42 mm and is made out of stainless steel. This watch is fitted on a stainless steel oyster looking bracelet which is timeless and also comes with an additional nylon strap and buckle for a more casual sporty feel. The movement is an ETA 2892 with a module for the chronograph which is made specifically for Tudor.
I know Tudor is going after the three to five thousand dollar market and with watches like this they will be sure to own it.
Technical specs for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue ref#70330B
The case, in stainless steel, measures 42mm. It has a sapphire crystal and it is water resistant to 150 meters. It features a bidirectional rotatable 12-hour graduated (48 positions) steel bezel for second time-zone display, blue disc.
Movement is the Swiss automatic Tudor caliber 2892 (base ETA) with chronograph module. It has a power reserve of 42 hours. 45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock and small seconds hand at 3 o’clock with date at 6 o’clock.