Carrying on its tradition of creating emblematic watches chosen by the boldest of adventurers, this year Tudor presents a line-up of new and exciting watches.
- Beginning with the Black Bay Pro, an entirely new model with a dual time zone feature.
- The iconic Black Bay GMT model, now also available in a S&G (Steel & Gold) version, featuring warm colours and a vintage touch.
- New versions of the Black Bay Chrono S&G.
- And lastly, the TUDOR Royal collection.
TUDOR Black Bay Pro
TUDOR presents a new technical model with a whole new aesthetic code. Named Black Bay Pro, the timepiece has a 39 mm diameter, a fixed steel bezel and a Manufacture Calibre with a GMT function.
The Black Bay Pro model reflects the heritage of its predecessors, watches used by the 30 explorers who embarked on the two-year British North Greenland Expedition to study Arctic ice exactly 70 years ago. Similar to the Oyster Prince, the Tudor black Bay Pro is a tool-watch designed for professional use.
On the Black Bay Pro model, the reference time is indicated by an angular yellow “Snowflake” hand, a signature design element of TUDOR, which completes a lap of the dial every 24 hours. Local time is indicated by another, shorter “Snowflake” hand set by a jumping hour, which can be moved either backwards or forwards.
The date can be seen through an aperture positioned at the 3 o’clock position and is coupled with the local time hand so that when setting the time and passing midnight in retrograde, it instantly jumps to the previous day. This is a highly sophisticated and practical function for users.
TUDOR Black Bay GMT
TUDOR’s famous Black Bay divers’ watch is now available with a GMT function that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Fitted with the Manufacture Calibre MT5652, the Black Bay GMT flaunts a 24-hour graduated rotating bezel with two colours.
The Black Bay GMT features a 41 mm satin-brushed stainless-steel case that is waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft). Hour markers set against the black dial are luminescent ensuring top-notch legibility at night-time and in every condition imaginable. The dial features a GMT mention at the 6 o’clock position.
The iconic Black Bay GMT model is also available in a steel & gold variant, featuring warm colours and a nostalgic touch. Recognisable by its 24-hour graduated rotating bezel with two colours, representing day and night, the Black Bay GMT S&G also gives a subtle aesthetic nod to the history of this watchmaking function.
On the Black Bay GMT, the reference time is indicated by an angular “Snowflake” hand, an aesthetic hallmark of TUDOR, which completes a lap of the dial every 24 hours. Local time is indicated by another, shorter “Snowflake” hand set by a jumping hour, which can be moved either backwards or forwards.
The 24-hour graduated bidirectional rotating bezel and “24-hour” hand mean you can also keep track of a third time zone. On the anodised aluminium disc of the S&G models, the graduations for the twelve daylight hours are on the brown section while the night-time hours are on the black section.
TUDOR Black Bay Chrono
Since 1970, TUDOR has been creating watches that are deeply rooted in the world of motor sport. This was also the year when the brand launched its first chronograph. The TUDOR Black Bay Chrono combines its heritage in the form of a sport-chic chronograph, with contrasting sub-counters and a high-performance automatic Manufacture Calibre.
The Black Bay Chrono is presented in a stainless-steel case with a 41 mm dial. A fixed bezel in stainless-steel with a tachymetric scale insert in black anodised aluminium completes the distinct appearance of this brand-new chronograph.
The watch will be available in two versions, matt black or a sunray satin-finish champagne colour. The dial displays two recessed sub-counters in contrasting colours, a champagne colour and matt black respectively, allowing maximum legibility. The sub-counters have a circular-grained finish and display a 45-minute counter and a date aperture positioned at the 6 o’clock position.
Remaining true to the Black Bay family aesthetic codes, the Black Bay Chrono S&G has adopted the famous “Snowflake” hands, a signature for TUDOR divers’ watches since 1969, to guarantee exceptional readability against the domed dial.
TUDOR Black Bay S&G
The Black Bay 31, 36, 39 and 41 S&G (steel and gold) models bring a unique look to the Black Bay collection. The beautifully curved cases, highlighted with polished yellow gold segments, present a design language that departs slightly from the brand’s iconic tool watch spirit to embrace a sophisticated, versatile, unisex aesthetic.
The soft silhouette of the watch is accentuated by a new curved winding crown. In addition to the curves, the polished yellow gold of the bezel and crown is new to the Black Bay line, as the precious metals used to date have been exclusively satin brushed for a matt finish.
The Black Bay line is the result of the subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking. this watch is far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic. Instead, it brings together over sixty years of TUDOR divers’ watches at the same time as being resolutely anchored in the present.
With its integrated metal bracelet, notched or diamond-set bezel and automatic movement, the TUDOR Royal collection is the epitome of affordable sport-chic.
Royal is a name first used by the Swiss watchmaker in the 1950s to put emphasis on the superior quality of its watches. With a long running heritage in mind, the TUDOR Royal collection offers self-winding sport-chic timepieces with integrated bracelets that reflect the pinnacle of Swiss Haute Horlogerie. Boasting first-class mechanical performance and a new-age aesthetic, this line collection sits comfortably at the crossroads between classic and sports watches.
The newly introduced Tudor Royal 28mm is available in two options – full steel or a steel and gold combination across four different dial sizes with the integrated “five-link” bracelet. This timepiece is further accentuated by the introduction of a diamond-set bezel with 60 brilliant cut diamonds in the mother-of-pearl dial to add that sparkle to your collection.
The TUDOR Royal is the ultimate timepiece when it comes to balance, versatility, and class. The characteristic notched bezel, with its alternating cut grooves and surface polish gives the Royal its unique personality.