Black Bay Chrono, the first chronograph watch of the Biwan series equipped with a Tudor automatic winding movement, equipped with a column wheel and a vertical chronograph clutch wheel, launched a new gold Steel style.
Since the launch of Prince Oysterdate, the first chronograph watch in 1970, Tudor has been committed to the development and manufacture of more watches related to motorsport. Similarly, Tudor’s connection with the diving field has a long history. Since 1954, Tudor has continuously improved the quality of its professional diving watches, striving for perfection and perfection. As an exploration and tribute to two important areas, the Black Bay Chrono S & G (S & G) is an acronym for steel and gold, representing the watch is made of gold and steel. It is a bold fusion of the diving watch tradition represented by the Biwan series and the indispensable chronograph essence of the racing world. It is both sporty and stylish, but also retro and nostalgic.
From land to sea: one watch, two spirits
The Biwan Chronograph Gold and Steel model faithfully continues the classic aesthetic features of the Biwan Collection, retaining the famous ‘Snowflake’ hands that have been the icon of the Tudor Dive Watch since 1969. In sharp contrast, the effect is more ideal when reading. The combination of the recessed chronograph dial and champagne color not only highlights the sense of hierarchy, but also creates a sharp and eye-catching contrast. At the same time, adhering to the tradition of the Tudor Chronograph, the new watch’s calendar window is also set at 6 o’clock, and the 41mm steel case full of Biwan features is equipped with gold buttons. Looking back at inspiration. Gold fixed outer ring with black anodized aluminum speedometer word ring, both sporty and elegant style, make the watch full of personality.
Chronograph movement MT 5813
The Tudor chronograph MT5813, which powers the Biwan Chronograph, is a well-deserved high-performance movement with its proud 70-hour power reserve, silicon hairspring, and the Swiss Official Observatory Certification (COSC). It is crafted in purely traditional watchmaking, with a column wheel and a vertical chronograph clutch. Adhering to Tudor’s highest standards of quality, this movement is sturdy, reliable and outstanding. At the same time, all Tudor watches must pass a series of rigorous tests to ensure the quality of each watch.
This movement MT5813 evolved from the Breitling 01 chronograph movement. Based on the original movement, Tudor watchmaker developed high-precision adjustment parts and polished it with superb polishing and modification processes. It is a long-term two brands of Tudor and Breitling. The wisdom of cooperation. The two parties devoted themselves to specific mechanical movements, worked together and learned from each other’s exquisite craftsmanship, reflecting the unremitting pursuit of the quality of the movement.
Jacquard textured strap, yellow-gold steel strap or leather military strap
As one of the earliest brands to use textured straps, textured straps are the hallmark of Tudor watches. This strap is made by a family-owned company in St-Etienne with a history of more than 150 years. It is knitted with a 19th-century jacquard loom. It is of high quality and comfortable to wear. In addition to the Tudor selected textured black strap, the Biwan Chronograph can also be paired with a gold steel strap, inspired by the brand’s folding rivet straps produced in the 1950s and 1960s. The rivet strap is famous for its unique design features. The links on both sides of the strap are connected by rivet heads, presenting a unique stepped structure. The new watch is equipped with a gold steel strap, which inherits the two classic aesthetic features on the one hand, and uses solid links to integrate modern manufacturing processes. In addition, the Biwan Chronograph can also be paired with light brown stitching and a brown antique belt with a discount, reminiscent of the motorsport spirit of the 1970s.
Blue Bay Essence
Like the other models of the Biwan series, the dial design of the Biwan chronograph gold-steel model also draws inspiration from the 1950s Tudor diving watch, using angular pointers familiar to most collectors, called ‘Snowflake’. This distinctive pointer appeared in the brand’s 1969 product catalog. In addition, the new watch also follows the ‘big crown’ design, which is the typical feature of the first generation of Tudor diving watches.
The Biwan collection cleverly blends the brand’s traditional aesthetics with contemporary watchmaking techniques. Its watches are not simply re-engraved, but embody the essence of Tudor’s more than sixty years of diving watch production, and they still have a strong position in the watch world. The new watch incorporates a new retro design concept, while complying with the highest standards of today’s watchmaking industry, whether in terms of manufacturing process, reliability, solidity, or polishing quality, it demonstrates Tudor’s watchmaking philosophy of excellence and perfection.
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