Lucerne-based Bucherer is one of the oldest names in watch retail. The shop’s 130th birthday is fast approaching (2018), and to celebrate they’ve created a capsule collection of watches all focused around the color blue. The latest of the so-called Blue Editions is this partnership with Tudor, the Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue. And it’s exactly what it sounds like.
Technically speaking, everything about this watch is identical to the original Heritage Black Bay Bronze that launched back in 2016. It’s still a 43mm dive watch with a special bronze case that houses the Tudor MT5601, which is a chronometer-certified, in-house movement with a silicon balance spring. For more, check out Jack’s in-depth story about living with the Black Bay Bronze here.
The differences are purely aesthetic, but they really do make a huge difference for this watch. Instead of the brown dial and brown aluminum disc set into the bronze bezel, we get both a blue dial and a blue disc here (just as you’d expect from the watch’s name). The contrast with the bronze itself is much higher, and the watch really pops in the images we received. To complement the new color scheme, there’s also a new blue and gold fabric strap with bronze hardware too. On the reverse, you’ll find a special engraving commemorating Bucherer’s 130th anniversary in 2018.
Here are a few more photos, showing off the details on the latest iteration of the Black Bay (for now).
The Tudor Black Bay Bronze Blue is available from today, exclusively through Bucherer. It is priced at 3,800 CHF, which is the same as the standard Black Bay Bronze. For more, visit Bucherer online.