Wednesday, March 16, 2016

BaselWorld 2016 Introduction: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

...BaselWorld 2016 Introduction...

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
43MM Reference 79250BM: 70-Hour Power Reserve

Tudor introduced this new watch made out of Bronze, which is amazing!!! Tudor is obviously on roll with making amazing new watch designs. Of course this watch is reminiscent of the Rolex Yellow Gold Root Beer GMT Master in many ways, but it is much less expensive at around $4000. The dial is also reminiscent of the old Rolex Submariner 3, 6, 9 dial from he reference 6200. This model also features an in-house Tudor Movement named the MT5601, which possesses a 70 hour power reserve.

This all-new model represents in many ways the evolution of the Tudor brand in a new direction. Tudor also announced at BaselWorld that ALL Black Bay models moving forward will have in-house movements, as well as the Tudor Shield Logo on the dial. The Tudor Shield logo replaces the Tudor Rose logo, which moves all the Tudor watches closer in design language to Rolex with its Rolex Crown.

Methinks this model might also appeal to Panerai collectors who missed out on the two generations of the Bronzo. Not only is the price amazing, but most importantly the design is also incredible.

...BaselWorld 2016 Introduction... Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

...BaselWorld 2016 Introduction...

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
40MM Reference 116500LN: Monobloc Cerachrom Bezel

BaselWorld is underway and Rolex just introduced their new 2016 models. Of course the most anticipated and exiting model is pictured below, which comes in the form of a new Rolex Daytona. 

This new model sports a black ceramic bezel, and ads black subdials, thus making it a bit retro-futuristic. The Rolex Daytona Cosmography Daytona has an amazing history.
Basically, the all stainless steel Rolex Daytona with a black bezel insert made its debut in 1965 and has not been offered with a black bezel since the early 1980s. Also, the last time Rolex offered the black subdials in the all stainless steel Daytona was in the Zenith movement model which was replaced by the all Rolex movement. If I recall correctly the first Daytona with the all Rolex made movement was brought to market in 2000. 

Rolex also introduces a stainless steel version of the new Daytona with a black dial, as seen below. This model has the black ceramic bezel, coupled with a black dial. It is interesting to not Rolex maintained the metallic silver sundials, which look great. I am not 1000% certain, but it appears this new model is has a SuperCase with the fatter lugs, which is interesting as the Daytona was the last Rolex model to maintain the older style skinnier lugs.

Rolex 24 At Daytona 
An Amazing Historical Perspective