A solid bronze diver and a slate-grey dial experience love at first sight.
Debuting some four years ago, the first Tudor Black Bay Bronze took horology world by storm, won the Petite Aiguille prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2016, and clearly found itself at the forefront of the global bronze watch trend. Who could imagine that a slate-grey dial and a matching aluminium bezel insert would change its character so drastically, resulting in an even better, sharper watch.
The main formula is the same: a 43-mm satin-finished bronze case, a unidirectional divers’ bezel with a 60-minute scale, and a domed sapphire crystal protecting the perfectly legible dial with large contrasting hour markers and numerals covered in lume. A solid caseback and a screw-down winding crown ensure a 200-meter water resistance level, while the absence of date would surely fit the purists’ tastes. And again, when we say that the dial/case color contrast really seems to hit the sweet spot, we mean it.
The in-house self-winding calibre MT5601 beating to the 4Hz frequency features an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring, a bidirectional rotor system, and hacking seconds for precise time setting. The movement has power reserve of 70 hours and is chronometer certified by COSC, meaning its daily error doesn’t exceed -4/+6 seconds. The Tudor Black Bay Bronze ref. 79250BA comes on either a black nubuck leather strap or a slate-grey fabric strap and is priced at CHF 3,850.
Feb. 14, 2020