Well some good news. One of the hottest watches from Basel 2010 has finally hit the shops. It is the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. It is a reissue (used loosely) of a watch Tudor released in the 70s. As with most reissues, there are some minor improvements to the watch but still keeping to the essence of the original.
The new watch is larger, 42 mm as compared to 40 mm of the original. Other refinements include crown shoulder protector, knurled edge of the bezel and chronograph pushers. The crown is also knurled to provide positive grip.
The watch is available with either a black dial with grey sub-dials or grey dial with black sub-dials. Both watches will have orange highlights to further enhance readability and over all looks. The hour index, to me, is just awesome. It looks like it is floating, giving it a 3D effect.
The watch is powered by an ETA 2892 with a DD 2054 module as compared to the Valjoux 7734 movement of the original. It will come with a stainless steel (solid) bracelet as well as a black grey orange fabric strap. The watch is retailing for about USD 3,700 and is currently hitting the streets in Europe. I was told that it will hit Taiwan, at the earliest in August. I am sure this watch will move very very fast. Perhaps I should consider this watch to complete my collection instead of a tri-compax chronograph.
Reference number: 70330N
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds (sub-dial at 3 o'clock), date (6 o'clock position), chronograph (45 minute totalizer at 9 o'clock)
Case: steel, 42 mm diameter, screw-down crown and pushers
Movement: ETA 2892 (with Dubois et Depraz 2054 module) automatic movement
Water resistant: 15 ATM
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