The iconic TUDOR Heritage Black Bay, first launched in 2012, now comes in a steel and gold execution with, for the first time in the Black Bay family, a date function. The Heritage Black Bay S&G – where S&G stands for Steel & Gold – satisfies the extravagant end of the Black Bay offering.
The gold parts on the Black Bay S&G have a satin-brushed or sandblasted matt finish. This effect gives a warm tone to the yellow gold consistent with TUDOR’s tool watch credentials.
The bezel and centre-links of the Heritage Black Bay S&G’s bracelet, at 12 and 6 o’clock, are made of 18k solid yellow gold. The other links as well as the crown are made using a gold-shell technique: a piece of 18k solid gold is folded over the stainless steel part. Unlike gold-plating, this technique allows for multiple refurbishments at service as the gold layer is far thicker.
The Black Bay S&G is powered by TUDOR calibre MT5612, featuring hour, minute, second and calendar functions. It is certified by COSC, the independent Swiss precision testing institute. Its other notable features include a “weekend proof” 70-hour power reserve as well as an antimagnetic, high precision silicon balance spring.