Forget Steel and Gold, These New Silver and Gold Watches From Tudor Are Sure To Be A Big Hit
It is no secret that the Black Bay Fifty-Eight collection from Tudor has been wildly successful for the brand. Last year, they introduced a new colour to the collection and enthusiasts went crazy trying to get their hands on one. This year the frenzy is set to continue as the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is updated once again not only with new colours but with exciting new materials. Additionally, a new update to their Black Bay Chrono sees two panda dial variants pop up, offering an irresistible package for chronograph and Tudor fans.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
This is undoubtedly the pièce de resistance for Tudor this year. Not only does this dive watch offer a brand-new material, never before used in Tudor’s watchmaking portfolio, it is also one that is incredibly unorthodox—and that is 925 silver. Yes, you heard us, a silver alloy case on a 39 mm diver, you don’t need to hear much else to get on board.
The exact composition of this material remains a secret but, on the wrist, it exudes an almost incandescent brilliance making the piece quite hard to ignore. Additionally, they have paired this watch with a brilliant taupe colour scheme that extends from the dial to the bezel as well.
Yet another first for Tudor dive watches is the fact that the new Fifty-Eight will come with an open caseback. This gives the wearer an unobstructed look at the manufacture calibre MT5400 that powers the watch, yet still, maintain its water-resistance of 200 m.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K
At a glance, it is easy to mistake this watch as just another Black Bay with a bronze case but as you look closer, it will become apparent that the watch is clad in a lavish 18k yellow gold case.
Tudor purposefully gave this watch a satin finish for a matt effect as opposed to the polished finishing on most gold watches. This was done to find a delicate balance between the Fifty-Eight’s legacy as a robust tool watch and its modern-day connotation as a luxury item. The watch is also powered by the in-house MT5400 calibre movement and will currently be the only other watch in the collection to feature a display caseback.
Black Bay Chrono
Both versions of the panda dial Black Bay Chono will sit alongside the one in steel and gold launched a while back. However, the new colour scheme is not the only thing that is new with this collection.
The watch has a thinner case—14.4mm—thanks to a combination of a redesigned sapphire crystal and a repositioning of the movement. The watch also offers a new fixed bezel in steel with a black aluminium disc and a tachymeter scale. The manufacture Calibre MT5813 movement that powers the watch has a column wheel and vertical clutch and a massive 70 hours of power reserve.