The Fascinating Legacy of the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch

If it’s not the celestial bodies, man has depended on earthly resources (sand-clock) to keep an account of the precious moments that tick away. With age and technology, refinements to the system gave us pocket watches, grandfather clocks and even the humble wristwatch. Subtle significance in fictions like Paths of Glory, where a watch played the crucial evidence that rocked Edmund Hillary’s claim to Everest, or real-time standstills found at ground zero, a watch is a Precious Heritage that we all identify with. The 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch is one significant addition that you’d like to inherit.

Heritage essentially is the rich legacy that passes down to generations and Tudor Heritage is one legacy that is created at the crossroads of vintage and velocity. The 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono models itself on the 1970s model, retaining the original shape and proportions of the middle case, bezel, lugs and bracelet. To suit every taste, Heritage Chrono comes in either grey on black or black on grey. The style gets significant with the stunning orange details and 3-D appliqué rather than printed pentagonal-shaped hour markers and two counters.

Here is what makes TUDOR Heritage Chrono a charming addition to your precious time-keeping collection:

  • The beveled and polished edges of the lugs look breathtakingly elegant.
  • Slick, stylized shoulders protect the crown, and the knurled edge of the rotatable bezel and of the pushers that flank a knurled winding crown to improve grip.
  • The 45-minute counter reiterates the counter of the 1970s, dictated by the very structure of its 7734 Valjoux movement and the need for optimal legibility.
  • A thicker, wider, sleeker watch case of the TUDOR Heritage Chrono, once 40 mm and now 42 mm, is altogether in keeping with the dimensions of today’s chronographs.
  • It boasts the reference to the 7033 bidirectional rotatable bezel, originally designed for the 1970s first edition of the watch but was never distributed.
  • Today it bears the reference number 70330, with a black eloxed aluminum disc, and comes with both a three-link solid steel bracelet with a new clasp and TUDOR shield logo, as well as, a black, grey and orange fabric strap, with a newly developed vintage- and seat belt inspired buckle.
  • The rich heritage accumulated for the last forty years finally culminates to the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono, a fitting addition to the TUDOR Sport collection, which is ingeniously inspired by the celebrated TUDOR Oysterdate Chronograph of the early 1970s.
  • It is a fitting ode to the historic links and shared values of the TUDOR and Porsche brands and to the powerful TUDOR-Porsche Motorsport partnership signed in 2009, when TUDOR became “Timing Partner” for Porsche.

Design: TUDOR