Following my “first look/quick look” at the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay with blue bezel, let’s take at some more detail images of this watch.
The Tudor Ranger is the brand’s new entry level piece. It is part of the brand’s “Heritage” collection which means it is a reissue of a watch from Tudor’s past — in this case, the Ranger from 1957. Though the 41mm steel cased Ranger is a sober, “plain Jane” kind of watch that some of you watch guys might knock it for, it does have some cool strap options to jazz it up a bit. The watch has a quality, though common, ETA 2824 automatic mechanical movement in it. It will list at $2,700 on a strap and $2,800 on a bracelet, making it squarely aimed at the entry level watch guy who could one day become a repeat Tudor buyer, or even better, upgrade to a Rolex buyer.
First look quick look…
***UPDATE: See our “closer look” at the Tudor Black Bay blue, with extensive photo gallery, here>>>
Not to be outdone by its bigger brother Rolex, Tudor also has a strong lineup this year, including this new Heritage Black Bay with blue bezel. It comes on a dark blue aged-leather strap for $3,100 or a polished steel bracelet for $3,425. Both versions come with a fabric strap as well. And don’t overlook the white “snowflake” hands which look very nice inside the blue bezel.
Watch fans, you are invited! This Friday and Saturday, Wixon Jewelers, based in the Minneapolis, MN area is holding their annual Watch Fair featuring the latest designs and limited edition pieces from the several of the finest Swiss timepiece manufacturers. Wixon carries a super lineup of watches that will surely make this event worth the visit: Patek Philippe, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani Fleurier, Rolex, and more. AND, Wixon is also one of the new US retailers for Tudor Watches which is a great opportunity in and of itself for you to be among the first to check out the new line which just landed in the US last month.
The Wixon staff will be joined by brand representatives to give you a real in-depth and hands-on experience with some phenomenal timepieces. In fact, should the temptation to enhance your wristwear be too much to resist, I am told that Wixon will even pay the sales tax during the special two-day event.
All Perpetuelle readers who are or will be in the Minneapolis area later this week are invited and will want to be sure and stop by.