The Black Bay is Tudor’s signature piece, its version of Jordan Brand’s Jordan 1, if you will. And in that spirit, many of Tudor’s new releases are always remixes of the Black Bay. In short there is a Black Bay for your dad, your brother, your uncle… but now there is a Black Bay for you.
Earlier this year Tudor released a Black Bay made of ceramic in matte black. What this means is not only is the piece now super tough, but it also look freaking cool. While the Black Bay at its roots is a dive watch – the rotatable bezel and the hour markers painted with glow-in-the-dark lume are hallmarks of the style – the ceramic version watch is more concerned with design than with function. The dial isn’t the super-legible stuff most dive watches are made of and this watch’s lack of lume means its best for showing off above sea level.
What also brings even more street cred to this sleek version of the Black Bay is that it is the first Tudor watch to wear the term ‘Master Chronometer’ on its dial. While it might not seem like a big deal, it is. Being registered as ‘Master Chronometer’ is something that very few current timepieces can boast of. Requiring extensive testing by Switzerland’s Federal Institute Of Metrology, it certifies that not only is the timepiece accurate to 0/+5 seconds a day, but it is also water resistant to 200 metres and offers 70 hours of power reserve. Simply put, this is a game-changer.
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