New from Tudor for Baselworld: the Heritage Ranger. It Draws its inspiration from an earlier model created by the brand in the 1960’s and also called Ranger. It follows on from Tudors approach of referencing older models starting in 2010 with the introduction of the Heritage Chrono. Tudor is keen to point out that this not merely a re-edition but a definite reinterpretation of its historic model, preserving the design codes of the original but injecting the new model with contemporary touches.
The case of the Heritage Ranger is a more contemporary size compared to that of the model it draws inspiration from measuring 41mm in diameter and is completely satin-finished – like all steel case components of this new model. The lugs like those of the historic models are drilled through to accomodate the strap bars. Just like the Tudor Heritage Black Bay the large, satin-finished crown of the Tudor Heritage Ranger has the historic Tudor Rose logo engraved on it and screws onto a protruding satin-finished tube.
Giving it a unique retro chic look the matt black dial displaying the Tudor Rose logo is domed, as is the crystal – common features of the 1950s and 1960s Tudor models. Unlike other models in the Heritage line the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock hour markers on the dial are not appliques but painted with a coloured luminous material to give a warm and pleasing vintage effect. Its striking pear-shaped hands closely recall those on the historic Tudor Ranger models. Housed inside the satin-finished case is the self-winding calibre 2824.
The Tudor Heritage Ranger comes on a choice of four straps. Firstly, made from a light brown leather, a bund strap with satin-finished rivets. The second is an adjustable fabric strap with a camouflage motif woven in green tones and the third is made of tobacco-coloured leather (according to Tudor reminiscent of sled harnesses.) The final version is a bracelet made completely from machined satin-finished steel and its design is a reference to the bracelets with tube-type attachments used by Tudor in the 1950’s. The Tudor Heritage Ranger will be priced at 2,800 CHF on the bracelet and 2,700 CHF on the leather strap.