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…
Insider: Tudor Black Bay Chrono Steel & Gold ref. M79363N. Reminiscent of Those Vintage Chronograph Days.
The new Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G —for steel and gold— is the newest addition to the Black Bay collection. With a two-tone look combining stainless steel and yellow gold, the new Tudor Black Bay Chrono Steel and Gold is an automatic 45-minute chronograph powered by the Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5813 which is derived from the Breitling B01 as the result of a mutual collaboration between Tudor and Breitling. Regardless, this column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch features Tudor finishing, Tudor regulating organ and a Tudor oscillating weight. The movement provides a power reserve of 70 hours when fully wound.
A total newcomer and not just another color variation of Tudor’s Black Bay line. The new Tudor Black Bay P01 takes its inspiration from a prototype presented to the U.S. Navy in the late 1960s and that never went into production. The name of said prototype was Montre Plongeur “Commando.” The new Black Bay P01 is equipped with a bezel system that was patented in 1968. This blocking bezel system via the end link at 12 o’clock, allowed for the wearer to lock, turn or disassemble the bezel for cleaning. This watch is an interesting release for Baselworld 2019 and one that is better looking in person than in pictures. A robust and very solid watch with a sporty and somewhat military feel to it.
Continuing with the bronze saga, Tudor just launched a grey bronze Black Bay that joins the blue Bucherer and brown bronze Black Bay editions.. The new Tudor Black Bay Bronze Slate Grey ref. M79250BA-0001 comes equipped with the same Bronze/Aluminum alloy case measuring 43 mm as its brown and blue dial siblings. Regardless of the larger case diameter when compared to the Black Bay in stainless steel, the Bronze version doesn't wear that much bigger, to be quite frank.
The Tudor Black Bay GMT ref. 79830RB was released at Baselworld 2018 and without a doubt, right now is the hottest Tudor watch and even selling well above its retail price of $3,900 USD. While we really didn't care much to see the watch while we were at Baselworld —as all the attention was centered on the new Rolex GMT Master II 'Pepsi' that was released at the same time—, Rolex's little brother seemed to have hit a home run with the release of this new Black Bay GMT 'Pepsi'.
Insider: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue Bucherer ref. 79250B. Hands-on with Tudor's First Limited Edition.
The day we received the news that a new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze with blue dial had been released as a limited edition for watch retailer Bucherer, we knew we had to have one. Well, after a whole week of ownership, here's our hands-on review of this very special watch that is as hard to get as finding a needle in a haystack considering that is exclusively sold through Bucherer.
Breaking News: Retailer Bucherer Unveils the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue. A Perfect Addition to the Bucherer Blue Editions.
Know for releasing 'Blue Editions' of watches based on their corporate color, family owned retailer Bucherer was founded in 1888. Today, Bucherer AG has 16 stores in Switzerland, 10 stores in Germany, and 1 store in Vienna and Copenhagen, as well as the world’s largest watch and jewelry store in Paris at the most exclusive addresses. The company is now in run in the third generation by Jörg G. Bucherer and employs over 1,600 staff. Unveiled today in Lucerne, Bucherer is now presenting the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue.
Following the success of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36 ref. 79500 released last year, Tudor presents this year at Baselworld 2017 the new Heritage Black Bay 41 ref. 79540. Perfectly suited for larger wrists that liked the Heritage Black Bay 36 released during Baselworld 2016 but that couldn't wear it because it was designed with ladies and small wrist men in mind, Tudor expresses the aesthetic codes of its iconic Heritage Black Bay through this new model with a diameter of 41 mm and a time only function.
Presented at Baselworld 2017, Tudor's famous Heritage Black Bay divers watch is now available in a new all-steel version with a brushed steel bezel insert. Fitted with the manufacture calibre MT5612, the new Heritage Black Bay Steel ref. 79730 also introduces a date function to the Black Bay family. The case size remains the same at 41 mm and the bracelet continues to be of the riveted type.
Baselworld 2017: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Two-Tone S&G Steel and Gold ref. 79733N. Live Pics & Pricing.
A true stunner that was missing in the Tudor Heritage Black Bay is the new just released at Baselworld 2017 Heritage Black Bay S&G —Steel and Gold. This new Black Bay sporting a 41 mm case in stainless steel is fitted with an 18K yellow gold solid gold bezel and end link and with shell —hollow link— center link on its bracelet and with shell winding crown.
This evening at a casual dinner with our friends from Tudor, the first of their novelties was presented. The new Tudor Black Bay Chronograph is the newest addition to the Heritage Black Bay collection. With a stainless steel case measuring 41 mm in diameter and a matte black dial, the new Tudor Black Bay Chronograph is an automatic 45-minute chronograph.
Insider: New Tudor Pelagos LHD ref. 25610TNL. Hands-on with the New Diver's Watch Designed for People that are Left-Handed.
Surprised to see a watch missing the crown on the usual right caseband by the date window? Well, yesterday, Tudor released a new iteration of their Pelagos watch, especially designed with people that are left-handed in mind. Named LHD for 'Left Hand Drive', the new Tudor Pelagos LHD ref. 25610TNL for left-handed divers features a winding stem positioned to the left of the case, so that the watch can be worn on the right wrist. In a nod to its past, the new Tudor Pelagos LHD evokes the brand’s history of dive watches designed specifically for left-handed professional divers.
Insider: Tudor Heritage Advisor ref. 79620TC Cognac Dial. Hands-on with a Very Functional Timepiece Fitted with a Mechanical Alarm.
About 90 years ago, Hands Wildorf had the idea of making a watch that his sales agents could sell at a more modest price than his Rolex watches without compromising the quality and reliability of a Rolex timepiece. Therefore, he decided to form a separate company named Tudor Watch Company, today, that company, continues to put out amazing watches that won't break the bank like the Tudor Heritage Advisor ref. 79620TC we are reviewing here.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the New Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36 mm ref. 79500. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
Perfectly fitted for the ladies or a small wrist guy, Tudor expresses the aesthetic codes of its iconic Heritage Black Bay through this new model with a diameter of 36 mm. Both fashionable and sporty, it opens up the family of Heritage Black Bay products to a wider audience. For the Heritage Black Bay 36 model ref. 79500, Tudor has retained the general lines of the Black Bay family of watches while reducing its proportions. With its 36 mm diameter, the steel case is particularly versatile.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the New Tudor Heritage Black Bay Line-up with COSC In-House Movement MT5602 and New Riveted Bracelet. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
The Heritage Black Bay, presented for the first time in 2012 and honored by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva the following year, has been updated for 2016 with the new in-house mechanical movement developed, manufactured and assembled in-house by Tudor. One of the brand’s truly iconic models, it celebrates 60 years of diving watches with extraordinary heritage.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze 43 mm and In-House Movement. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
Continuing with the Tudor Black Bay saga and frenzy, today, reporting directly from Baselworld 2016, we bring you the news on the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze ref. 79250BM. This new model is yet another wonderful addition to the Black Bay lineup joining its siblings the Black Bay Burgundy Red, Black Bay Black, Black Bay Dark and the Black Bay Blue. The new Tudor Black Bay Bronze comes equipped with a bulkier Bronze/Aluminum alloy case measuring 43 mm opposed to 41 mm as the other Black Bay models.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark in Black PVD with In-House Movement. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
The day Tudor unveiled the Black Bay Black, it was big news for the brand and a huge success. Today, reporting directly from Baselworld 2016, we bring you the news on the new Tudor Black Bay Dark ref. 79230DK. This new model is yet another wonderful addition to the Heritage Black Bay lineup joining its siblings the Black Bay Burgundy Red, Black Bay Black and the Black Bay Blue.
News: Presenting the New Tudor Fastrider Black Shield ref. 42000CN. Inspired by the Ducati XDiavel and Available Via Special Order.
Directly inspired by the distinctive sporting elegance of the new Ducati XDiavel, Tudor adds a third model to the existing Fastrider Black Shield collection with a new matte black and white version of the Fastrider Black Shield. Just like the other two models, the new watch is fitted with a 42 mm monobloc high-tech bead blasted black matte ceramic case, automatic chronograph and date function. The Tudor Fastrider was originally created in 2011 to mark the partnership between Tudor and Ducati, becoming the technical and sporty TUDOR line dedicated to the world of performance motorbikes. In 2013, with the Fastrider Black Shield Chronograph and its matte black monobloc ceramic middle case, TUDOR presented the result of a cross-disciplinary approach to design, connecting the world of sports motorbikes to that of fine watchmaking. The collaboration also extended to the customization of a Ducati Diavel using the same design language. In 2015, a new Ducati —the XDiavel— has inspired Tudor to create a new edition of its all-ceramic chronograph.
News: The Tudor Heritage Black Bay One Sells for 375,000 Swiss Francs at the 2015 ONLY Watch Auction by Phillips.
For its first participation in the 6th ONLY Watch charity auction to take place on November this year, Tudor has decided to reinterpret one of the least known tool-watches in its history: reference 7923. Launched in the mid-1950s and produced in tiny quantities, this is the brand’s only divers’ watch to have been equipped with a hand-wound movement. It also stands out from the other divers’ watches produced by Tudor with its baton-type hands. Highly sought after by collectors today, this rare reference was an excellent starting point for the creation of a one-off model destined for this unique initiative. The Tudor Heritage Black Bay One created for this auction mixes the best of both worlds —vintage and modern— in a flawless execution. This unique piece Tudor Heritage Black Bay One created for Only Watch 2015 is part of Tudor's heritage inspired approach, reinterpreting the reference 7923 with enlightened freedom.
Today, we are going to approach this hands-on review in a very different way. Instead of focusing on all the technicalities and the pros and cons of this new watch, we will strongly focus on the emotions that surround a watch purchase and why we still love the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black a.k.a. the 'BBB' after 21 days of ownership. As you all watch collectors know, timepieces not only track time for us, but they also gather memories as we wear them. You guys also know —especially those of you that are compulsive watch flippers—, that many times we buy watches by impulse and as a mere 'fix' for that watch collecting addiction we have, only to end up flipping the new watch within days or just a few weeks after the purchase. Well, all we can say is that at least for us, this new Tudor BBB is a keeper for us.