TUDOR presents new silver dial versions of their Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 watches. Designed for both men and women, these models retain the aesthetics of the Black Bay line, particularly the characteristic angular “Snowflake” hands, as well as its reliability and long-standing connection to TUDOR divers’ watches.
These timepieces are available in 316L steel case with polished and satin finish, with the choice of black or blue lacquered or silver dial with applique hour markers. These watches highlight “Snowflake” hands, a hallmark of TUDOR divers’ watches introduced in 1969, with Swiss Super-LumiNova® phosphorescent material. The brand has chosen Swiss self-winding mechanical Calibre T600 to power these watches.
Made from a block of one of the most robust stainless steels in existence, 316L steel, the case on this model is waterproof in all circumstances and to 150 metres (500 feet) below sea level thanks to its screw-down crown and case-back.
The movement is finely decorated despite not being visible, and adjusted to the highest chronometry standards in the watchmaking industry. The hands, and black or blue lacquered or silver dials, are crafted by the most meticulous professionals in the field with applique hour markers and Swiss Super-LumiNova® phosphorescent material. For these new watches, the brand offers three bracelet options: Jacquard fabric or leather strap or 316L steel bracelet.
The fabric strap is a signature feature of TUDOR, one of the first watch brands to offer it in 2010. Woven using traditional techniques on 19th-century Jacquard shuttle looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Étienne region of France, its production quality and comfort are unique. In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year-old family firm, celebrated 10 years of a partnership that began ahead of the launch of the Heritage Chrono model at Baselworld 2010, which was fitted with the first fabric watch strap produced by them.
A significant anniversary for a lasting collaboration based on extraordinary skill. For the Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 models, TUDOR has selected a black strap woven by these traditional craftsmen.
Like all models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Chrono adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular “Snowflake” hands, which first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic.
It brings together nearly 70 years of TUDOR divers’ watches at the same time as being resolutely anchored in the present. Whilst neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, robustness, reliability, precision and the quality of its finish exceed industry standards.
TUDOR offers a five-year guarantee for all products sold from 1 January 2020 onwards. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered or submitted to periodic checks and is transferable. All TUDOR products purchased between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2019 will benefit from an 18-month guarantee extension, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends having its watches serviced approximately every 10 years, depending on the model and daily use.
References 79540, 79500, 79580
41, 36 and 32 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Smooth steel bezel with polished finish
Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, and black anodised aluminium winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 150 m (500 ft)
Black, silver or blue
Self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre T600
Power Reserve: Approximately 38 hours
Hours, minutes and seconds at the centre
Date at 3 o’clock
Steel bracelet with satin finish, or brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with buckle