During the Watches and Wonders exhibition in Geneva, Tudor revealed its latest novelties for the year 2023. The Black Bay collection has received many updates, especially on the classic and GMT models. A new model has been introduced, the Black Bay 54, which is based on vintage codes.
Always with the aim of offering watches of very good quality, at a very interesting price, Tudor unveils its novelties that will satisfy a wide range of customers.
Tudor presents a new iteration in the Black Blay collection, the Black Bay 54. It takes its inspiration from the historic 7922 model of 1954, and keeps the same dimensions with its 37 mm diameter case. It has a unidirectional bezel (which turns only in one direction), which has no graduated markings, true to the model of yesteryear. The emblematic "Lollipop" hand is also present.
It is equipped with the Manufacture caliber MT5400, featuring the finishes of Tudor mechanical movements, openworked and satin-finished monobloc tungsten rotor, polished, sandblasted and laser-decorated bridges and plate.
In terms of precision, thanks to its variable inertia balance and its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, the tolerance interval of this mechanism is 6 seconds (-2 / +4).
As a diving watch, it is waterproof to 200m.
It comes on a rubber or steel bracelet, equipped with the Tudor T-fit, a quick adjustment system, easy to use, requiring no tools.
Technical Specifications — Tudor Black Bay 54
Case: 37 mm
Movement: Calibre manufacture MT5400
Bracelet: Acier ou Caoutchouc avec système d'ajustement Tudor T-fit
Price: EUR 3,570
New Tudor Black Bay (3rd generation)
The 3rd generation of Black Bay is born. This time with a burgundy bezel.
This new generation is certified Master Chronometer by METAS, which means that it has been tested by the Federal Institute of Metrology, METAS, where the main functional attributes of a watch, i.e. precision, resistance to magnetic fields, water-resistance and autonomy are controlled. This certification also guarantees the proper functioning of a watch subjected to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.
In terms of precision, it is equipped with the manufacture caliber MT5602-U, certified COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres).
Technical Specifications — Tudor Black Bay
Case: 41 mm
Movement: Calibre Manufacture MT5602-U
Price: EUR 4,090
New Tudor Black Bay 31/36/39/41
Tudor is launching a new version of its Black Bay collection, this time with a fixed bezel, and available in different diameters: 31, 36, 39 and 41 mm. These models retain the brand's aesthetic, while moving away from the traditional tool-watch spirit in favor of a more sophisticated and chic style.
They are equipped with a Manufacture caliber, a five-mesh 316L stainless steel bracelet and a TUDOR "T-fit" quick-adjustment clasp.
Technical Specifications — Tudor Black Bay 31/36/39/41
Case: 31/36/39/41 mm
Dial: Bleu, Anthracite ou Champagne
Movement: 31 mm : MT5201 ; 36 mm : MT5400 ; 39 mm : MT5602 ; 41 mm : MT5601
Bracelet: Bracelet en acier inoxydable, finition polie et satinée, avec boucle déployante « T‑fit » et rabat de verrouillage en acier
Reference: 31 mm : M79600 ; 36 mm : M79640 ; 39 mm : M79660 ; 41 mm : M79680
Price: EUR 3,670
New Tudor Black Bay GMT
Tudor unveils a new version of the famous Black Bay GMT, which allows you to keep track of local time while keeping an eye on two other time zones. It is equipped with a 24-hour graduated rotating bezel in burgundy and blue colors, all powered by the MT5652 manufacture caliber.
The indication of additional time zones is possible thanks to the red GMT hand named "Snowflake", an aesthetic signature of Tudor. This hand circles the dial in 24 hours, and thanks to a bi-directional rotating bezel that is also graduated, the twelve hours of day and night can be easily distinguished.
This new model features a domed "opaline" dial with a white-gray matte electroplated finish, providing a contrast to the darker markers. The watch is water resistant to 200 meters and has a 41 mm steel case, as well as a satin-finished steel crown tube.
Technical Specifications — Tudor Black Bay GMT 2023
Case: 41 mm
Dial: Cadran bombé "opaline"
Movement: Calibre manufacture MT5652
Bracelet: Bracelet en acier riveté ou Tissu noir
Price: EUR 4,250
New Tudor Royal
The Tudor Royal is complemented by new sunray dials: salmon and chocolate. This collection offers watches with a chic and sporty line with integrated bracelets, both sophisticated and accessible. All dials have applied numerals, some set with diamonds.
As a reminder, the name Royal is a tribute to the superior quality of these watches, which dates back to the 1950s. They are available in steel or gold and steel, in four sizes and thirteen dial versions.
Technical Specifications — Tudor Royale 2023
Case: 28/34/38/41 mm
Dial: Chocolat, Saumon, Bleu, Noir, Gris
Movement: Mouvement mécanique à remontage automatique, Calibre T603
Price: EUR 3,630
The opinion of the editors
Our choice is the new Tudor Black Bay 54, being a fan of vintage models, this one is closer to the designs of yesteryear. Its smaller size offers a superior class, and allows to suit more wrists. We are very much in tune with the watchmakers who seek to perpetuate their history and their previous models.
Tudor remains one of the houses with the best value for money, we now find manufacture movements when almost all the collections. In view of the variations of each of the models, everyone can find his nugget according to his tastes.
Why the name Tudor?
The name "Tudor" refers to the Tudor dynasty, an English royal family that reigned from 1485 to 1603. Hans Wilsdorf was fascinated by English history and was inspired by the style and character of the Tudors to give this name.
What are Tudor's most iconic models?
The most famous Tudor models are the following: Submariner, Black Bay, Pelagos, Ranger
When was Tudor created?
Tudor is the name of a watch brand registered in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf, creator of Rolex.
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