28 May 21, Sofia
Tested by the Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS, this Black Bay model is the epitome of high-tech aesthetic language.
METAS Master Chronometer certification is comprehensive and covers the main functional characteristics of a watch including precision, resistance to magnetic fields, waterproofness and power reserve. Its standards are incredibly high, even higher than those of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The Black Bay Ceramic has a 41 mm diameter case in matt black ceramic and a domed dial with applied hour markers. The “snowflake” hands, one of the hallmarks of the TUDOR diving watches introduced in 1969, are covered with grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material. Aesthetically, the watch combines contemporary, high-tech details with subtle references to its significant heritage. Its matt black monobloc ceramic case has sand-blasted surfaces with bevelled edges, mirror-polished for a striking contrast, and is finished with very pronounced lines. The insert of its rotatable bezel is also in black ceramic with a sunray satin finish. Finally, a hybrid leather and rubber strap, black of course, with a "Snowflake" motif on the inside and folding clasp, as well as a complimentary black fabric strap with cream band completes the stealthy black look of this model.
The Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U is inhouse made. It is entirely in black, in line with the general appearance of the watch, giving a dramatic look from the back lid.
It is "weekend-proof"; that is to say, it has been certified for 70 hours by METAS, 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 wind it.