Ever since it was unveiled at Baselworld way back in 2012 (Fun fact: Andrew's first Basel!), Tudor's extensive and diverse range of Black Bays have represented some of the best value-for-money propositions on the market. Genuinely, every time anyone asks me what watch they should buy for around $5000 AUD, the answer is always the same – Tudor. Black. Bay. Trouble is, even though the formidable, heritage-inspired dive watch has only been around for a mere eight years, it has already gone through myriad changes and spawned several different models. So, we thought we'd take a look back at some of the most important iterations of the moniker, and give a ruling as to which one we think is currently the king. Tudor Heritage Black Bay Ref.7922R Here it is: genesis. The beginning of a legend. Styled to pay homage to the Ref.7922 Tudor Submariner of 1954, the Heritage Black Bay was immediately met with praise by the watch media and community alike. The burgundy bezel, gilt dial, small Tudor rose, and even the curved "self-winding" font on the dial, clearly marked this watch out as a winner. In fact, the watch was such a hit that it won the…

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