This year, TUDOR paves the way towards the future by paying homage to its past. The new addition to the Black Bay line, the Black Bay 54, is a purely modern expression of the brand’s first-ever dive watch that was launched in 1954. Expanding on the existing Black Bay line, TUDOR presents a new Black Bay with a burgundy bezel that features the latest technical and aesthetic evolution and new versions of the Black Bay 31/36/39/41 in steel with a fixed bezel. A new, whimsical dial in opaline joins the Black Bay GMT line to match the distinctive burgundy and blue bezel and is also equipped with a steadfast Manufacture Calibre. Finally, the TUDOR Royal sees two more exciting dial variants joining the range: Chocolate brown and Salmon.
TUDOR introduced the newest Black Bay, the latest technical and aesthetic evolution of the emblematic diving watch with a burgundy bezel. Representing the latest in Black Bay, this model features evolved design elements, a “T-fit” clasp and is Master Chronometer-certified by METAS. The original Black Bay first launched in 2012 with a burgundy bezel and it was given the Manufacture Calibre treatment in 2015. Now it returns in a third evolution foreshadowing the aesthetic and technical future of the line. Named Black Bay, this emblematic design in the TUDOR collection is another example of TUDOR’s expert command of one of the industry’s most demanding standards in terms of chronometry and resistance to magnetic fields. Tested by the Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS, the Black Bay brings together cutting-edge watchmaking technology with design elements inspired by TUDOR’s nearly seven-decade heritage of making robust professional diving watches.
BLACK BAY 54
TUDOR presents a new addition to the Black Bay line that embodies the purest modern expression of the brand’s first-ever dive watch. In 1954, the reference 7922 was released, today the Black Bay 54 recalls this model with a 37mm case and a Manufacture Calibre. While the Black Bay line references a range of TUDOR’s early dive watches, the all-new Black Bay 54 is the most true-to-form example of TUDOR’s first dive watch, the reference 7922. The 37mm case retains the classic proportions of yesteryear, yet boasts the technical prowess of TUDOR’s time-only Manufacture Calibre MT5400 and a 200m depth rating. True to form, the unidirectional bezel is devoid of any graduated hash marks, echoing the days of the early ‘50 when SCUBA diving was in its infancy and TUDOR produced a watch for those daring enough to engage with the burgeoning sport. The new aesthetic details, however, don’t stop at the case dimensions and bezel. The seconds hand recalls the look of the original with a lollipop design. Ergonomics have evolved as well, with a redesigned crown and bezel, both featuring historical proportions.