Tudor watches are unmistakeably in a class of their own. effortlessly fusing its refined heritage with technical excellence, the brand has been at the forefront of innovative watchmaking for the past six decades. with its innate understanding of true elegance, Tudor’s timepieces easily withstand whimsical trends while only gaining a certain lustre when time passes. it’s not surprising they appeal to a demographic of young go-getters that reach for the sky - or even higher [!!!] - and who wish to do so in great style. Tudor surely knows how to entice and please, and in 2009 it introduced a new identity that strongly connects the brand with contemporary coolness. it aligned its design principles with those of none other than porsche, adding not only a hint of velocity to its watchmaking craft, but also a new range of products. this year sees the release of the tudor heritage chrono, a model that mirrors the original shape and proportions of the 1970s original, but with meticulously tweaked detailing that give it a modern appeal.
redesigned details include the bevelled and polished edges of the lugs, the slick shoulders to protect the crown, the knurled edge of the rotatable bezel, and of the pushers that flank a knurled winding crown to improve grip. the dial is available in grey on black or black on grey, and is further enhanced with stunning orange details and features 3-d applique rather than printed pentagonal-shaped hour markers and two counters. the 45-minute counter reiterates the counter of the 1970s, dictated by the very structure of its 7734 valjoux movement and the need for optimal legibility. interestingly, the Tudor heritage chrono has an increased watch case of 42 mm, and boasts the reference 7033 bidirectional rotatable bezel, originally designed for the 1970s first edition of the watch but never distributed. Tudor's new trophy watch is available at select stores across the planet. check the website for a store near you.