Tudor is back with a new option for the critically and commercially acclaimed “Black Bay Fifty-Eight”. We’re referring to the slightly slimmer 39mm vintage-sized case, first introduced back in 2018. This model is inspired by the classic “Blue Snowflake” timepiece of the late 1960’s and 70’s, which was made famous by the French navy. An overall magnificent divers’ watch at an impressive horology value.
The 39mm case is made of stainless-steel with a polished and satin solid case back. Mounted to the watch is a unidirectional rotatable steel bezel with a matt blue anodised aluminum and silver insert that features a 60-minute scale with glided markings.
It comes equipped with a satin-brushed steel screw-down crown that features the Tudor rose logo engraved to it, with a circular satin-brushed steel winding crown tube. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal that assists with water-resistance on this watch reaching up to 200 meters (660 feet).
Time is exhibited on a blue domed dial with a mixture of rectangular and round hour index markers; followed by a railroad-motif of white colored minute index markers circling the dial.
It features the angular central hands known as “snowflake” hands, just like the one’s seen on the brand’s 1969 catalog model. And the central hands along with all the hour index markers have been given a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”
The “Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight ‘Navy Blue’” (Ref#: M79030B) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber MT5402 with 27 jewels and 28,800 Vph. What we have here is the aforementioned newly introduced smaller version, based on caliber MT5602. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a triad of options that include: a riveted stainless-steel bracelet, secured by a folding clasp and safety catch; a blue “soft touch” synthetic strap, or a blue gray striped fabric based “NATO” strap; secured by pin buckles. For more up to date information visit the official Tudor website here.