Meet Tudor Heritage Chrono Watch

Mar 19, 2010
At Baselworld 2010, Tudor has unveiled its new Heritage Chrono watch to join the Tudor Sport collection. The timepiece is a reinterpretation of the brand’s famous Oysterdate Chronograph born in the early 1970s.

Introducing modern design codes that confirm everything is better the second time around, all the lines of this storied timepiece have been mindfully reformulated to echo, with a contemporary spin, the exquisite contours of the coveted chronograph and of the racing cars at the historic, technical and aesthetic heart of its creation.

The new Tudor Heritage Chrono watch celebrates the historic relationship between Tudor and Porsche and the values they share. In particular, it pays tribute to the powerful Tudor-Porsche Motorsport partnership born in 2009 – the watchmaking company became “Timing Partner” during the Porsche international one-make cups.

The Tudor chronograph of the 1970s has suggested the shape and proportions of the middle case, bezel, lugs and bracelet of the new Heritage Chrono. Yet, the watch has acquired a number of new and nicely performed design clues. Watch lovers will surely appreciate the bevelled and polished edges of the lugs and slick, stylized shoulders protecting the crown. The knurled edge of the bezel and the screw-down pushers, along with the knurled winding crown offer the most comfortable grip.

The dial is available in a few versions - grey on black or black on gray. It is highlighted by orange features and is completed with 3-D appliques rather than printed pentagonal hour markers and two counters.

The 45-minute totalizer found at 9 o’clock echoes the counter of the 1970s model, in fact suggested by the structure of the 7734 Valjoux movement, a self-winding mechanical movement beating inside and the need for perfect legibility.

The dial also features the small seconds counter at 3 o’clock and a small date window at 6 o’clock. It is shielded by a sapphire crystal.

The steel case of the new Heritage Chrono watch has become thicker, wider and sleeker, measuring 42 mm instead of 40 mm of its 1970s forerunner.

The case construction incorporates the reference 7033 bidirectional rotatable bezel that was initially designed for the 1970s first edition of the model but never used. The new watch features the reference number 70330, with a black eloxed aluminium disc.

The Tudor watch is secured to the wrist on a three-link solid steel bracelet equipped with a new clasp and the brand’s shield logo. It is also available on a black, grey and orange fabric strap, fitted with a just-developed vintage- and seat belt-inspired buckle.

The Tudor Heritage Chrono watch is 150-metre water-resistant.

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