Swiss Latest Replica Tudor Heritage Black Bay in Bronze Watches

Another Baselworld watch fair, another addition to Tudor’s popular, award-winning family of vintage-inspired divers’ watches, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay. The latest, which makes its official debut tomorrow in Basel, is the first Black Bay model with a bronze case and the first Tudor replica watches with a chocolate-brown dial.

Replica_Tudor_Heritage_BlackBay_bronze_frontThe Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze, like its most recent predecessor, the Black Bay Black, shows the influence of the Tudor Submariner, Ref. 7922, launched in 1954, the brand’s first dedicated divers’ watch; the Ref. 7924 model, nicknamed “Big Crown,” from 1958; and to the Tudor dive watches sold from 1969 to the early 1980s with their prominent “snowflake”-style hour and minute hands. The snowflake hands, along with other historically inspired elements such as a domed crystal and chamfered lugs with drilled holes, are all present in the new model, and the brown dial and unidirectional rotating bezel is highlighted by golden and beige-colored accents.

The 43-mm case is made of a high-performance aluminum bronze alloy (bronze was used extensively in historic shipbuilding and for diving equipment) that will develop a unique patina over the years and thus become individual to its owner. The entirely brushed finish ensures that the patina will develop homogenously. The caseback, made of stainless steel, is treated with bronze-colored PVD with a satin finish. The screw-down winding crown, engraved with the Tudor rose emblem, aids in the latest replica watch’s water-resistance of 200 meters.

Replica_Tudor_Heritage-BlackBay_Bronze_angleThe watch’s other noteworthy feature is its movement, Caliber MT5601, a variation on the brand’s first-ever in-house caliber, introduced just last year in the Tudor North Flag watch. The new movement, developed specifically to equip this model, is slightly larger in diameter than its predecessor, Caliber MT5621 (“MT” for “Manufacture Tudor”), has a frequency of 28,800 vph, and carries a 70-hour power reserve. It is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with a silicon balance spring held in place by a traversing bridge. It features automatic winding via a bidirectional rotor and boasts a COSC chronometer certification.

Another nod to Tudor’s history as a purveyor of dive watches to the French Navy is evident on the watch’s strap, made of a beige-and-brown woven jacquard textile material with a central yellow thread — a look inspired by a vintage piece on which the owner had attached a makeshift strap recovered from an elastic French rescue parachute. Each cheap copy watches uk also comes with an aged brown leather strap (below), whose rustic look is bound to match up well with the patina of the bronze case. Prices for the Tudor Heritage Black Bay will be announced this week at Baselworld 2016.

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Watchstars Awards 2015-2016: Here Are The Five Winning Replica Watches

The winning watches of the second annual Watchstars Awards — chosen by an independent panel of international experts, including Joe Thompson, Norma Buchanan, and Mark Bernardo — were announced this week. Omega replica watches was the biggest winner this year, capturing two of the five categories. Scroll down to see the results.

Watchstars was created by Ebner Publishing Group, parent company and its German sister publications, Chronos and Uhren Magazin. Significantly, watch manufacturers are not permitted to submit watches to the competition: only members of the judging panel, which this year consisted of no less than 70 members, can nominate and vote on the watches. All watches are eligible, regardless of the brand, its size, and its country of origin.

The five categories for the Watchstars awards are Classic Stars (honoring mechanical three-handed watches with no functions beyond a date and/or power-reserve indicator), Technical Stars (for mechanical watches with functions beyond those eligible for the Classic category, including complications such as chronographs and calendars); Design Stars (recognizing watches with unusual designs and/or innovative materials in the case and visible components; nominees can be mechanical or quartz); Stars for a Lifetime (watches regarded as “timeless classics,” quartz or mechanical); and New Stars (for new models that have burst successfully into the crowded marketplace). Classic Stars and Technical Stars must have been released between January and November of 2015 to be eligible; the other three have no launch date constraints for eligibility.

Without further ado, this year’s winners:

The Omega Replica Globemaster won the Classic Stars category. This new watch model, launched at Baselworld 2015, impressed the panel with Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement and METAS certification.

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The Technical Stars award went to the A. Lange & Söhne Replica Zeitwerk Minute Repeater. Launched at SIHH 2015, this complicated German timepiece  combines jumping hours and minutes with a decimal minute repeater.

Replica_ALS_Zeitwerk_Minute_RepeaterThe Replica MB&F Legacy Machine 101 was the recipient of the Design Stars category, winning over the jury with its refreshing design and its in-house-developed movement. Among its many aesthetic attributes is its extremely domed sapphire crystal, which enables a perfect view on the spectacular mechanics underneath.

Replica_MBF_Legacy_Machine_101Universally recognized as a timeless classic in the watch world, the Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch was selected as this year’s Star of a Lifetime. Its design, technical features, and lunar heritage are among the many aspects that brings Omega its second Watchstars award in 2015-2016.

Replica_Omega_Speedmaster_Professional_MoonWatchThe Tudor Replica North Flag, another Baselworld 2015 release, was named this year’s New Star. The watch created immediate buzz as the first Tudor watch with an in-house developed and produced movement.

Replica_Tudor_North_FlagThe official Watchstars award ceremony will take place during a special press conference at Baselworld 2016; date and time yet to be announced.