NEW TUDOR BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT NAVY BLUE
1st July 2020
When the Black Bay Fifty-Eight was released at Baselworld two years ago, it quickly became one of the most talked about watches of the year. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight pays homage to Tudor’s first divers’ watches from the late 1950’s, with a smaller case size and retro dial and bezel that summon-up that golden age. This timepiece features a 39mm stainless steel case and is fitted with Tudor’s own manufacture Calibre MT5402 selfwinding mechanical movement. And now it’s available with a stunning blue dial with matching blue bezel.
We couldn’t wait to shoot this stunning watch on Peter from The Gentleman Select.
SPIRIT OF BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT
TUDOR pays tribute to the brand’s first divers’ watches with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, a model whose dimensions evoke that of te epoch. Fitted with a TUDOR manufacture movement, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is designed for slim wrists and vintage enthusiasts alike.
THE ESSENCE OF BLACK BAY
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight gets its name from the year 1958, in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced. Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, the model offers a case 39mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s.
THE MANUFACTURE CALIBRE MT5402
With the Manufacture Calibre MT5402, TUDOR launches a second family of movements, three years after the introduction of its first in-house calibre. Designed for medium-sized TUDOR watches, the Calibre MT5402 is 26mm in diameter and displays hour, minute and second functions. It has the appearance and finish typical of TUDOR manufacture calibres. Its openwork rotor is entirely satin-brushed and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations. Its structure has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation. Featuring a 70-hour power reserve, the manufacture calibre MT5402 is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
A STEEL BRACELET, "SOFT TOUCH" STRAP, OR A FABRIC STRAP
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight comes with a choice of a riveted steel bracelet with polished and satin finish, a blue “soft touch” strap with white contrast stitching and folding clasp, or a blue fabric strap with a white-coloured band. Made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a hundred-year-old family business from the St-Etienne region of France, the fabric strap is one of TUDOR’s signature features.
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