Tudor Heritage Black Bay replica profits from a collaboration with Breitling while drawing deeply from Tudor’s own history. In this feature from the WatchTime archives, with original photos by OK-Photography, we give the best replica watch an in-depth review.
Our photographer appreciates high-quality fake watches that have a story to tell – like his Leica camera that’s been around since 1954, attached to a leather strap from Cyprus that has a unique, well-worn patina. As he’s staging the black dial copy Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono for our photo shoot for this review, it occurs to him that he prefers classic objects with no “sell-by date.”
The cheap fake Tudor draws characteristic elements of this watch from models in its past. The curved sapphire crystal and dial recall the first Tudor fake dive watch. The oversize “Big Crown” is a design feature of the Reference 7924 from 1958, the first perfect replica Tudor wristwatch to be water-resistant to a depth of 200 meters.
The water resistance is printed in red on the dial of this Swiss made replica Tudor, just as it was on historical models. And the new model’s “snowflake” hands are like those on the aaa fake Tudor wristwatches that were supplied to the French Navy in the 1970s. History also connects the new super clone Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono with the world of motorsports – represented here by the chronograph with its fixed tachymeter bezel, which has been a feature of all luxury replica Tudor stopwatches. Tudor introduced its first chronograph, the “Prince Oysterdate,” equipped with an ETA/Valjoux 7734 movement, in 1970.
This new Tudor replica online movement is the result of a collaboration with Breitling. The two brands are now sharing expertise in the design and production of mechanical movements with the aim of developing more in-house capabilities. Using Breitling Caliber B01 as a base, Tudor replica has installed an in-house regulator with a silicon hairspring – a joint patent of Rolex, Patek Philippe and the Swatch Group – and then placed its own rotor on top. The best fakeTudor calls it the MT5813 caliber and it has been certified by the COSC as a chronometer. (In turn, Breitling is using Tudor’s MT5612 caliber as a base movement.)
The cheap copy Tudor has made another technical modification to the original base movement. Like its first chronograph, the subdial at 3 o’clock has a 45-minute range instead of the usual 30 minutes.
Our rate tests showed that the wholesale replica watch rates are approximately the same whether the chronograph is engaged or not. And if we had to point out a fault, it would be that the rate occasionally falls into the minus range. Still, the best quality replica Tudor will run for days with virtually no notable deviation.
Our test replica watch for men came with a stainless-steel bracelet, similar to the ones on Swiss movement replica Tudor models from the 1950s and ‘60s. It is easily recognizable thanks to the prominent rivets connecting the links, which are arranged like steps – another detail from past designs.