BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT
Ever faithful to its long tradition of blue sports watches, TUDOR now offers a “Navy Blue” version of its flagship model, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. Its name is an amalgamation of its colour and the year 1958, in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch, reference 7924 (or “Big Crown”) was presented.
Explore The Details
Among other aesthetic nods to the historic watch, this new model offers a 39 mm diameter case, keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and vintage enthusiasts. It comes with no surprise that the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “snowflake”, one of Tudor’s most iconic and recognized element associated with its diving watches.
The Tudor Divers’ Watch
The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954 with the launch of reference 7922. Waterproof up to 100 metres (330 ft), it is the first in a long line of “divers”. Affordable, robust, reliable and precise, it is the epitome of the brand’s “tool-watch” philosophy. The seven decades following the introduction of reference 7922 have witnessed TUDOR’s constant improvement in divers’ watches – gaining remarkable acclaim from professionals in the field, including some of the largest navies around the world.
10 Years of The Tudor Fabric Strap
Navy blue is also the dominant colour of the fabric strap offered with this new model. The fabric strap, one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, is woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region. This year, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year old company, celebrate 10 years of partnership built on outstanding expertise.
The Tudor Guarantee
The Manufacture Calibre MT5402 is built and designed to ensure high performance and quality. Chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), its performance goes beyond the standards set by this independent institute as TUDOR applies a tolerance of between -2 and +4 seconds’ variation in its daily rate on a fully assembled watch.
Since its creation by Hans Wilsdorf in 1926, and in line with his vision of the ideal watch, TUDOR has always strived to manufacture the most robust, durable, reliable and precise watch possible. Bolstered by its confidence in the superior quality of its watches, TUDOR is now offering a five-year guarantee on all watches sold after January 1st 2020.
Adopted by the French navy for its TUDOR divers’ watches during the 1970s, this livery became part of the collective imagination. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” follows this tradition with a navy blue dial and bezel insert.
In 1969, TUDOR introduced a divers’ watch with a blue dial and bezel. The other sports watches in the collection were soon attired in blue, immediately creating a lasting aesthetic hallmark known as “TUDOR Blue”.
Three Watch Variations
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” comes with a choice of a riveted steel bracelet with polished and satin finish, a blue “soft touch” with folding clasp and safety catch, or blue fabric strap with silver band and buckle.
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