Movement exchange deal helps Tudor and Breitling keep a lid on prices

Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronographe

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.

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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.



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