To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their chronographs, Tudor has updated its most successful collection, the “Black Bay”. This model line has almost single-handedly put the Tudor brand back on wrists and thoughts of many horology enthusiasts. Since its introduction in 2012 this diver’s watch has been a hit, which led Tudor to expand it with multiple complications, various materials and a wide range of color options.The 41mm case is made of stainless-steel with a brushed finish and contrasting polished chamfers and casebands, followed by a solid case back on the flip-side. But, this 2021 edition has been slimmed down from its previous 14.9mm to a thickness of 14.2mm. Unlike the bare brushed steel bezel seen on previous releases. Mounted to this case is a fixed steel bezel with a black anodized aluminum disc engraved with a tachymeter scale in silvered markings. It is a simple, yet major aesthetic modification that visually reduces its perceived size.It also come equipped with a pair of screw-down pushers to operate the chronograph functions, with a screw-down setting-crown in-between them. All topped by a highly domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, which also contributes to a visual reduction of its overall size. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 200 meters (656 feet).Time is exhibited on either an opaline white dial with a ring of black printed minute/seconds markers (panda dial) or a black dial with a ring of silver printed minute/seconds markers (reversed panda dial). Both these dials are slightly domed and come with white dotted index markers.It features a chronograph function with two "sunken" sub-dials: a 45-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position; and a sub-seconds at 9 o’clock. The Tudor logo can be seen on the upper-half, while the lower half has the water-resistance printed in a red-font, adding a minor (but notable) highlight to the overall color scheme.There is also a date aperture aligned at the 6 o’clock position. The rhodium-plated central Snowflake hour/minute hands and dotted index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Tudor Black Bay Chrono
The “Tudor Black Bay Chrono” (References below) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber MT5813 with 47 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the Breitling B01 movement. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is either a stainless-steel bracelet, secured by a steel folding clasp; a black leather strap, or a black fabric strap; both secured by a steel buckle. For more up to date information visit the official Tudor here.