Baselworld 2016: TUDOR Heritage Advisor

Baselworld 2016: TUDOR Heritage Advisor

The Heritage Advisor, with its automatic alarm function, is a reinterpretation of the brand’s 1957 classic, and this year features a new combination of cognac-coloured dial and strap.

The Heritage Advisor is a reinterpretation of the famous TUDOR alarm watch from 1957. An up-to- date version of this classic, it retains its original shape and proportions of its case, lugs, and glass, its dauphine hands and bevelled markers, as well as the design and colour of its red alarm hand. The case, made from titanium, which provides optimum sound quality for the alarm, has been increased from 34 mm to 42 mm in keeping with modern tastes.


The Heritage Advisor’s dial design is particularly intricate, with no less than ve distinct elements. Decorated in a number of di erent ways, the various nishes contrast with one another to create a tex- tural richness and stunning reflections. Although the overall tone is cognac, the centre of the dial is opaline, the calendar counter circular, the minute track, has a sunburst satin nish, while the outer flange and alarm power-reserve indicator disk have been sandblasted.


The movement of the Heritage Advisor is equipped with an extra mechanical module which provides an alarm function. Developed in-house by TUDOR, it boasts perfect sound clarity, both clear and con- sistent. It also features an alarm power-reserve indicator shown on the dial by a disk at 3 o’clock, as well as an ON/OFF display at 9 o’clock, engaged by a pusher at 8 o’clock. In addition to the hour, min- utes and seconds, the movement also indicates the date on a counter at 6 o’clock. The winding crown at 2 o’clock, engraved with the name ADVISOR, sets the alarm time. The winding crown, adorned with the TUDOR rose and positioned at 4 o’clock is used to set the time and change the date.


The Heritage Advisor model comes with a choice of a steel bracelet or a cognac-coloured alligator strap with a folding clasp, each accompanied by an extra black silk strap edged in satin, reminiscent of the decoration on the trousers of a tuxedo. Made using the Jacquard technique according to traditional methods by a hundred-year-old family business from the St-Etienne region of France, this strap is a signature feature of TUDOR’s Heritage line.


A key characteristic of the TUDOR Heritage line is the unique creative process that began in 2010 with the presentation of the TUDOR Heritage Chrono model, a free interpretation of the brand’s first chronograph dating from 1970. Since then, some of the most important references in the history of TUDOR have been reworked within the Heritage line. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic, the models in this line bring together the past, present and future, with the aesthetic codes that contributed to the reputation of historic models instilled into contemporary timepieces. In line with this approach, the Heritage Advisor o ers a contemporary and improved version of the 1957 model.

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