At Watches & Wonders 2021, Tudor released some new Black Bay Chronographs with panda and reverse panda dials. However, chronographs have been in Tudor’s lineup for quite a while. Here are three compared.
Tudor Heritage Chrono ref. 70330N was released in 2010 and is what some watch collectors call a good mix of vintage and modern elements. It still holds the original design and proportions of the original Tudor Chronograph Monte Carlo model from the 1970s. It comes with the variations of a black or grey dial or matte version of either color. A blue dial version, reference 70330B, followed in 2013. Both these watches retail for $4,525, but the blue dial version trades for about 10% more on the secondary market.
The Tudor Black Bay Chrono Steel and Gold ref 79363N was released at Baselworld 2019. It features a contrasting sub-dial and two tone design incorporating solid gold elements. There is now a solid gold bezel, pushers, and crown. The retail price starts at $5,600 with a leather or fabric strap, or $7,000 on a two-tone bracelet (pictured). The price is about $2,000 less on the secondary market.
All three watches trade pre-owned for a decent amount below retail, indicating that good bargains can be found on the secondary market if you’re looking to pick one of these up.