Tudor presents two new versions of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight model, whilst introducing two major new features
Tudor’s first foray in the development of diving watches dates back to 1954, with the launch of the 7922 reference. Water-resistant up to 100 metres, this was the pioneering model in an already long family of diving watches. After more than 60 years since the appearance of its first ‘diver’, the Swiss manufacturer continues to evolve.
Attesting to that, the new versions of the popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight model (introduced in 2018) — the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18k and the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 — bring two major innovations when it comes to the brand’s dive watches. In addition to both models unveiling the inner mechanism through the sapphire glass on the back, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is also the first of this segment from Tudor manufactured in silver, which gives it an unexpected luminescence.
Whilst both feature a 39mm case, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18k has a satin finish in 18-carat yellow gold and includes two bracelets, one in green Jacquard fabric with a gold band and the other in dark-brown crocodile leather. The dial, in gold-flecked green, reveals applied markers in 18-carat yellow gold. The unidirectional turning bezel is also made of 18-carat yellow gold, with a 60-minute graduated disc in matte green anodised aluminium and gold-plated numerals and markers.
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 has a satin finish in 925 silver and is available with a matte opaque Taupe brown Jacquard fabric strap with a silver band and 925 silver buckle or in brown grained leather. The domed dial appears in matte opaque Taupe brown with applied hour markers. It also displays a unidirectional rotating bezel, but in 925 silver with a matte brown anodised aluminium disc and numbers and markings in silver.
Powered by a MT5400 calibre, with a mechanical self-winding movement and a bidirectional rotor system, the new models come with hour, minute and seconds functions in the centre and seconds-counter for precise timekeeping. With weekend-proof power reserve, with autonomy of around 70 hours, they are water-resistant up to 200 metres.
As all other Black Bay models, these versions also feature Tudor’s signature angular hands, the so-called Snowflakes, first introduced in 1969.