This year TUDOR pushed the boundaries of watchmaking to bring a wealth of style to its watch enthusiasts as they released a varied selection of new models at Watches and Wonders 2021. The models incorporate the brand's signature styles, ground-breaking new materials and newly updated bracelets and straps. All of which are displayed through its emblematic models designed to appeal to the bold adventurers. Here we discover the new releases in further detail.
Black Bay Chrono
Since the introduction of the Black Bay Chrono at Baselworld 2017, it has become something of a must-have for TUDOR collectors around the world. Now in 2021, TUDOR have reinvented their take on the classic chronograph in commemoration of 50 years of their groundbreaking chronograph engineering. The new steel case has been completely redesigned to be more ergonomic than its predecessor and has had its thickness reduced from 14.9mm to 14.4mm. Around the circumference of the 41mm case is a fixed steel bezel with black anodised aluminium insert and tachymeter scale, reminiscent of TUDOR chronographs of the 1970s. Inside the 200m waterproof case is the tried and tested Manufacture Calibre MT5813, a self-winding COSC certified movement with a 70 hour power reserve. This watch is available with a choice of black or opaline dials, each with a dome effect and contrasting sub-dials for ease of legibility, especially when behind the wheel of a race car. A date function is also included at 6 o’clock on the dial with the added complication of an instantaneous midnight change. This watch is available with a choice of a steel bracelet, a black leather strap with a folding clasp or a black fabric strap with pin buckle.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 and Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K
Since its launch in 2018, the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight has proven to be a fan favourite, using cutting edge technology and expert watchmaking, TUDOR has added two more impressive pieces to the Black Bay Fifty-Eight collection.
Firstly, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is the first ever diving watch that TUDOR has made in 925 sterling silver. The case itself is satin finished and for the first time in the history of the Black Bay line of watches, features an open case back composed of a highly scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. This unique timepiece also features a taupe-coloured dial and an aluminium bezel insert, which along with the matted silver case, gives the watch a subtlety warm colour palette. Looking through the open case back reveals the beautifully crafted Manufacture Calibre MT5400, a self-winding COSC certified movement with a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. This new model is available on a brown leather or taupe fabric strap, with both featuring a sterling silver pin buckle.
The second addition to the Black Bay Fifty-Eight family echo’s many of the characteristics that we have previously spoken about, but there is one major difference, solid 18ct yellow gold. Amongst a year of many firsts for TUDOR, the brand has created their first ever divers’ watch case in solid 18ct gold. The all-new green dial is the perfect complement to the yellow gold of the case. With a brushed finish to the external surfaces, this creates a pre-aged vintage look, fitting for its classic 39mm case size. The bezel itself is also formed of 18ct yellow gold and features a unidirectional 60-minute graduated aluminium disk now in green, to match the dial. This watch houses the new MT5400 movement and the slight redesign of the case has allowed TUDOR to install a sapphire crystal, exhibition case back, a feature that watch enthusiasts will appreciate. Available with a dark brown alligator leather strap and a complimentary fabric strap, this watch is also equipped with an 18ct yellow gold pin buckle.
Black Bay 32/36/41
Alongside the major releases, TUDOR have made a few changes elsewhere. Firstly, a new silver satin dial option has been added to the Black Bay 32, 36 and 41 collections. This dial features a subtle sun-brushed finish that dances in the light when the watch is moved and is complimented with slightly darker coloured hands to provide easy legibility through the colour contrast.
A white dial with a unique embossed pattern towards the centre and slight doming effect toward the edge has been added to the 1926 collection. This dial is available with applied gold hour markers and the option to upgrade to a diamond set version, featuring 6 round brilliant cut diamonds. Alongside this dial option, TUDOR has also introduced the option of a new brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch.
Our Wilmslow and Guildford showrooms both feature TUDOR and are the perfect environment to explore the brand's unique heritage, their pioneering creativity and the exceptional new models in their collection.If you would like to learn more about TUDOR and the new 2021 releases, we would be delighted to welcome you to our dedicated showrooms or alternatively, contact us here.