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Vintage Proportions, Modern Functionality - TUDOR Black Bay 54

25 March 24

The TUDOR Black Bay 54 returns to the mid-century charm of the brand's first divers' watch, updating this tried-and-true design with cutting-edge technology.

Released at Watches and Wonders 2023, the Black Bay 54 is named for the year TUDOR launched its first divers' watch. This understated model stays close to the design codes of that original watch, from its 37mm diameter to the stripped back scale on the bezel. TUDOR has matched this aesthetic with all the technical prowess the brand has developed over the decades, from an in-house movement to an exceptionally robust case and bracelet. 

The TUDOR Black Bay 54 pays tribute to the Oyster Prince Submariner reference 7922. This was a true tool watch, used by diving professionals around the world and adopted by both the French and the US Navies. The earliest versions of the model had a clean design, with a small crown, no minute markers on the bezel, and no red triangle at 12 o'clock. This is the style the new TUDOR Black Bay 54 emulates, with a few modern touches such as the satin radial-brushed finish on the dial and a reworking of the texture on the bezel edge. The result is a refined and bold watch, suitable for any style or activity.

TUDOR brings this classic design to the modern wearer with all the benefits of the fully in-house Manufacture Caliber MT5400. This time-only movement is COSC certified, with a 70-hour power reserve for peace of mind. Demonstrating all the technological advancements TUDOR has made since the original reference 7922, this movement is constructed to provide the utmost robustness and precision. With 200m of waterproofness, the TUDOR Black Bay 54 follows in the footsteps of the rugged tool watches that have come before it, and iterates on their success.

At 37mm in diameter, this watch suits a wide range of wrist sizes, and provides a smaller option within the Black Bay collection. It is offered on a satin-brushed three-link stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap, each completed by a 'T-fit' clasp with TUDOR's renowned rapid adjustment system. Form-fitted specifically for the Black Bay 54, the rubber strap is cut to fit the wearer's wrist and features a snowflake motif on the inner surface for grip. Mounted on either the bracelet or the strap, this is a very wearable timepiece.

Versatile and rugged, the TUDOR Black Bay 54 looks to the future while paying tribute to the past. A blend of modern technology with mid-century style, it is robust, practical and aesthetically refined. A time-only divers' watch with vintage appeal, the TUDOR Black Bay 54 is a perfect addition to any watch collection.

If you would like to explore our TUDOR collection, we would invite you to contact Prestons Wilmslow, Prestons Guildford or Prestons Norwich by telephone, via our online contact form, or by visiting us in-store. One of our specialists will be happy to guide you through any enquiry you may have.

Our Showrooms

Over the years, generations of families have become customers of Prestons, and many have gone on to become friends. Today, our teams look forward to welcoming you to our showrooms in Wilmslow, Guildford, Norwich and Leeds.

Prestons Guildford


Our Guildford showroom, which is now located on the opposite side of the high street, is designed to reflect the architectural merit of the Edwardian building it now occupies. The store features newly extended spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases, alongside a comfortable lounge to allow our clients to explore our bridal and fine jewellery collections. Explore This Showroom

Prestons Wilmslow


Located in the heart of Wilmslow, this showroom features a selection of spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases. Of course, the bridal collections Prestons have always been famous for remain a prominent feature of the store and surround the famous Aquarium Bar which sits at its centre. Explore This Showroom

Rolex by Prestons, Leeds


This showroom, located in Victoria Gate, features extensive Rolex showcases alongside a discrete VIP lounge. Every element of the interior design radiates the values of the Rolex crown: excellence, precision and attention to detail from louvre walls in walnut, to the careful calibration of colours and patterns within the fittings and furnishings. Explore This Showroom

Prestons Norwich


Located on the historic Norwich high street, Prestons Norwich has been expanded and redesigned to reflect the character of the building it has occupied for over 150 years. The showroom features collections by Patek Philippe, Rolex and TUDOR alongside our fine jewellery collections. Explore This Showroom
Guildford showroom