To celebrate Tudor’s global partnership with the New Zealand All Blacks, and to mark the Rugby World Cup beginning September 20th, 2019 of which Tudor is the Official Timekeeper, the brand just unveiled a Limited Edition Black Bay Chrono Dark in black PVD steel. The watch is available in a limited edition of 1,181 pieces that references the number of players that have served the legacy of New Zealand’s national rugby team since its creation in 1903. The one number that will not be available to end customers, is #1115, which belongs to the one and only Beauden Barrett —elected the world’s best rugby player in both 2016 and 2017. He is only the second rugby player in history to twice receive this distinction, and also the youngest.
All watches are individually numbered engraved on the case back.
The Tudor Limited Edition Black Bay Chrono Dark is a matte black chronograph matching the New Zealand All Blacks’ famous jersey and powered by the in-house Manufacture Caliber complete with column wheel and vertical clutch. This new limited edition features a striking satin-brushed steel case and bracelet with a modern matte finish by way of its black PVD-treated coating. Derived from a thin-film technology originally developed by NASA, PVD, or Physical Vapor Deposition, enables practically any inorganic material to be bonded with metals.
As Official Timekeepers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, all participating referees in the global event will be wearing the traditional Tudor Black Bay Chrono in Steel.
Tudor is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Rugby World Cup 2019, representing the pinnacle tournament for players to perform under pressure against the very best teams across the globe. The ninth Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November 2019, marking the first time the tournament will be held in Asia.
The New Zealand All Blacks, whom TUDOR is proud to have as ambassadors since 2017, won the previous Rugby World Cups in 1987, 2011 and 2015. This year they will be defending their title for a third consecutive victory at the illustrious event. Beauden Barrett, who is a star figure on the team, is also himself a highlighted Tudor brand ambassador, and holds the world record for consecutive wins since his first test (19 wins from 19 tests).
Sticker Price $5,925 USD. For more info on Tudor click here.