The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel is basically the same watch as the Black Bay 41 I released yesterday, but with a steel diver bezel.
I like the snowflake hands, the background, and the markers that glows beautifully in the dark. Even with the variable brightness set very low
- This watch face is very good for battery life too, you can easily have brightness level 2 or 3 during the whole day. And 5-6 during the evening. At least here in Europe this time of year
- Another difference between the 41 model and this Steel model is that this one has a date field. The dial also has a more textile background that I really like
- On this watchface i also added an automatic decrease of brightness after sunset. It decreases the brightness with 30%. And get to normal brightness again at sunrise
- Setting the brightness level between 5-7 works great in low light environments. This variable brightness can you use together with the automated too if you like. Both works simultaneously
- Tap below 6 to choose between 7 different brightness levels. I added that placement very low on the display to minimize the risk of adding smudge and dirt on the screen
- Second hand shows battery level when dimmed
I draw and sketch the hands and assets in a vector-based software to get the sharpness I want, the rest I do completely in Watchmaker for Android and iOS.
My goal is to make watchfaces that looks good and realistic on a smartwatch. Therefore I don’t do bezels because smartwatches already has bezels, and I don’t do Lume because it’s not necessary on a smartwatch. At the moment I don’t do Chronographs either, but that can change in the future.