Ever faithful to its long tradition of blue sports watches, TUDOR now offers a new version of its flagship model with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”. With a history of divers’ watches dating back in 1954 their latest iteration is affordable, robust, reliable and precise, a representing the philosophy of the tool-watch brand.
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” gets its name from its navy blue colour on the dial and bezel, of course, carrying on the long TUDOR tradition of blue sports watches. It also takes its name from the year 1958, in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch that was waterproof to 200m was presented. Since then the luxury brand has made constant improvements to their divers’ watches and the latest model is a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking.
The “Navy Blue” version makes an aesthetic nod to its predecessor, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, with a 39mm diameter case, and is in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. It’s an ideal timepiece for slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and vintage enthusiasts.
In 1969, TUDOR introduced their first divers’ watch with a blue dial and bezel. The other sports watches in the collection were also soon attired in blue, immediately creating a lasting aesthetic hallmark known as “TUDOR Blue”. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” follows this tradition with its navy blue dial and bezel insert. This striking colour also appears on the “soft touch” strap, creating a piece that truly encapsulates the spirit of TUDOR sports watches.
Navy blue is also the dominant colour of the fabric strap offered with this model. The fabric strap is synonymous with TUDOR since they introduced it in 2010, becoming the first watchmaking brand to offer fabric straps with their timepieces. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure Company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. This year TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year old family company, celebrate 10 years of a partnership and an enduring collaboration built on outstanding expertise.
The Manufacture Calibre MT5402, which equips the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”, displays hour, minute and seconds functions. It has a finish that is typical of TUDOR Manufacture calibres. Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.
Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision. It is chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute and is incredibly accurate.
Another notable feature is that the power reserve of the Manufacture MT5402 Calibre is “weekend-proof”; that is to say about 70 hours, which enables the wearer to take the watch off on a Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to wind and reset it.
Snowflake Hands – with grade A, Swiss Super-LumiNova luminescent material
39 Millimetre Case – in 316L stainless steel
Manufacture Calibre MT5402 – with 70-hour power-reserve, silicon hair-spring and COSC-certification
Navy Blue Grained Matt Domed Dial – grained with applied hour-markers
Three Straps/Bracelet Options – blue jacquard fabric with silver band, blue “soft touch” and “riveted” steel
Five-Year Transferable Guarantee – with no registration or periodic maintenance check required
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