Swiss watch brand TUDOR presents the aesthetic codes of its emblematic Heritage Black Bay on a model with a 41-millimetre diameter, a slimmer middle case and fixed bezel in polished steel. Elegant and sporty at the same time, it captures the essence of Black Bay in a formal version.
For its Heritage Black Bay 41 (reference 79540) model, TUDOR has retained the overall shape of the watches in the Black Bay family, reworking them for a more formal look that is both elegant and sporty. In particular, the middle case has been redesigned and slimmed down to allow it to slip under a shirt cuff more easily. In the same spirit, the choice of a flat sapphire crystal—for the rest of the Black Bay family it is domed—flush with the fixed bezel in polished steel creates a minimalist effect.
Like other models in the Black Bay family, Black Bay 41 Reference 79540 features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s in an elegant black lacquered version.
It adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as snowflake that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches waterproof to 200 metres (660 f), is also adopted in this new model.
With the choice of a steel bracelet or a brown leather strap with steel folding clasp, each Heritage Black Bay 41 is also supplied with an additional strap in urban camouflage fabric.
Made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a 150-year-old family firm from the Saint-Étienne region of France, this strap is a signature feature of TUDOR’s Heritage line.
Model: Tudor HERITAGE BLACK BAY 41 Reference 79540
41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Smooth steel bezel, polished finish
Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, with black anodised aluminium winding crown tube
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 150 m (500 f)
Self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 2824
Power reserve: Approximately 38 hours
Steel bracelet or leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch
Additional camouflage fabric strap with buckle included in the box
With bracelet: Swiss price (VAT incl.) CHF 2,800.–
With strap: Swiss price (VAT incl.) CHF 2 ,500.–