19 Jul 21, Sofia
TUDOR continues its exploration of the emblematic material with its characteristic ageing, boldly opting for a total bronze look. A new colour palette, based on a rich “bronze-brown” tone, adorns the dial and bezel of a divers’ watch whose naval inspiration can be seen in every detail.
A CASE THAT “CHANGES”
The characteristic elements of the new Black Bay Fifty- Eight model are a 39 mm bronze case, an aesthetic nod to the bronzes on old ships and other deep-sea diving equipment, but also the characteristic proportions of the first TUDOR divers’ watches dating from the second half of the 1950s, particularly the famous 7924 reference or “ Big Crown”, the first TUDOR watch to be waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), presented in 1958. The choice of a “living” metal ensures the development of a subtle and unique patina on the case of every watch to match its user’s habits. In addition to a highly functional appearance, in line with the naval world to which it pays tribute, the Black Bay Bronze presents entirely satin-brushed finishes that guarantee the homogeneous development of this patina. The combination of a domed dial in matt “brown- bronze”, shaded concentrically from the exterior towards the centre, and a bezel presenting the same gold accents found on the hands and hour markers, completes the face of this model. The overall visual effect is of a rich, patinated object that might have battled the waves of the seven seas for years on its owner’s wrist, and which is “made” for them and their lifestyle.
NEW BRONZE BRACELET
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model marks the first time that the brand has produced a bracelet entirely from bronze. Its satin-brushed links adopting the style of TUDOR bracelets of the 1950s and ‘60s are coordinated with the case and will develop a patina at the same pace. A new bronze clasp, also satin-brushed, with a redesigned cover and TUDOR «T-fit» rapid adjustment system for the length, completes the total bronze look. Easy to use, requiring no tools and offering 5 positions, this practical system allows wearers of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze to carry out a fine, instant adjustment on an adjustment window along the entire length of the 8 mm bracelet. In the spirit of an aesthetic tribute to the brand’s naval heritage, TUDOR presents a free additional strap with its Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model. The brand has identified the historic uses of its watches and reinterpreted them in its latest models.
THE MANUFACTURE CALIBRE MT5400
The Manufacture Calibre MT5400, which equips the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze, displays hour, minute and second functions. Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision. The power reserve of the Manufacture Calibre MT5400 is “weekend-proof”; that is to say about 70 hours, which enables the wearer to take the watch off on a Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to reset it. Tudor’s bronze model is meant for those in search of a different way to express themselves – those who disrupt stereotypes and are ready to surprise. If you find yourself in this profile, it won’t be difficult for you to find the most interesting place in the world where you can find that watch and experience the adventure of Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze.