Tudor and Breitling have supplied movements to each other in an exchange deal that helps Tudor keep a lid on costs in the development of its Black Bay Chronograph, while Breitling will bring a new three hand Superocean Heritage diver’s watch to market at a more affordable price.
The two companies revealed what they called a movement exchange programme at Baselworld.
Tudor is allowing Breitling to use a modified version of its Caliber MT5612 in the 2017 Superocean Heritage. The Breitling version of the movement will be known as the B20.
Breitling is supplying its Bo1 movement to Tudor, which has tailored it with a new oscillating weight and a silicon balance spring.
The Superocean Heritage is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, and has been reissued with three models ranging in price from £3750 with a rubber strap up to £3990 with a steel bracelet.
The Tudor Black Bay Chronograph with date will launch at £3430 on a steel bracelet and £3220 with a leather strap.