It has been almost a decade since Tudor decided to revisit its archives and reissue the Heritage Black Bay.
Since then, it has won a revival prize at the watchmaking Oscars, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in 2013, and numerous variations – different dial colours, sizes, complications, you name it – have been rolled out over the years.
Lest anyone accuses Tudor of a Black Bay overkill, the reality is the collection remains extremely popular with the young and old. For the latter, the nostalgia is a big draw and a chance to own a piece of history. As for millennials who are just starting to explore the world of luxury watches, Tudor is attractive because of its heritage and link to Rolex.
Not only that, its pricing hits the sweet spot – a base model Black Bay 32 retails for under four grand.
The collection’s popularity has resulted in a shortage of some models like last year’s Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue. Want one? You will need to get on the waitlist then.
Expect to have to do the same also if you are lusting over some of the Black Bay novelties for 2021.
Tudor has further expanded the collection with the introduction of even more new models. Elsewhere in this year’s line-up, the Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 models all get a new silver dial. It looks uber sporty in the day but also dressy enough for formal occasions in the evening.
Ahead, we spotlight three models that have had watch fans talking.