The hottest 2022 releases from Tudor for work and play.
Now that Tudor has officially unveiled its line-up of new watches for 2022, the real work begins. For watch lovers who cannot get enough of Tudor’s dynamic offerings that span high-performance sports models, to boardroom-ready accompaniments, tough choices have to be made. A new adventure-inspired Black Bay? Or a stylish Royal ideal for the ladies? To help you along, here are our top recommendations to get you started.
Black Bay Pro
Built for adventure in exotic locales, the latest addition to the Black Bay family is hailed as a hardy technical offering with GMT functionality – a perfect travel companion for your upcoming vacation. Inspired by Tudor’s first waterproof and self-winding watch, the Oyster Prince, the Black Bay Pro exudes robustness. Housed in 39mm steel, the watch ticks all the boxes where toughness and performance are concerned, including 200m water resistance, applied hour markers in monobloc luminous ceramic for legibility in the dark, and COSC-certified movement with 70-hour power reserve.
Most importantly, the Black Bay Pro’s GMT display allows you to ascertain two time zones at a single glance. The dial features an additional 24-hour ‘Snowflake’ hand that points to the 24-hour fixed bezel, indicating the ‘home’ time. Meanwhile, the shorter ‘Snowflake’ hour hand for the ‘local’ time can be easily set in jumping one-hour increments, either backwards or forwards.ve.
Black Bay GMT S&G
If you feel your wanderlust has been building up, the new Black Bay GMT S&G will tip it over the edge. Like the Black Bay Pro, this model displays two time zones simultaneously (or three, if you actuate the 24-hour bi-directional bezel), and is similarly driven by Tudor’s in-house automatic Calibre MT5652 with COSC certification. But that is where the similarities end. The Black Bay GMT S&G oozes a uniquely luxurious vibe, courtesy of its steel and gold construction.
The watch first commands your attention with a new 24-hour graduated rotating bezel in brown and black with gold markings. Just as quickly, you’d notice the gold-accented bezel markings, hands, applied hour markers, and Tudor logo and model specifications on the dial, pairing brilliantly with the bezel’s ‘root beer’ colour combination. The Black Bay GMT S&G comes in three references: 41mm steel case with brown leather strap, black fabric strap and riveted bracelet in steel and yellow gold middle links. For the ultimate in vacation-inspired luxe, go all-out and get the version with the steel and gold bracelet.
TUDOR Royal in 28mm
One of the biggest misconceptions about luxury watches is that you have to pay through your nose to acquire a sophisticated timepiece. Ladies, you are in the market for an elegantly appointed dress watch from a reputable marque – and not looking to break the bank – start with the Tudor Royal.
Introduced in 2020, the Tudor Royal’s “affordable sports-chic” calling card is again demonstrated by its latest models. Available in a range of sizes (41mm, 38mm, 34mm and 28mm), material combinations (steel and steel-and-gold), dial executions and diamond-set options in all variants except for the 41mm models, the new Tudor Royal watches are recognised by refined features such as supple integrated five-link bracelets with alternate satin and brushed finishing, tonneau-shaped middle case with round notched bezel, and applied Roman numeral hour markers. Among the highlights is the Royal 28mm in steel with mother-of-pearl dial set with diamond hour markers. The watch guarantees presence on the wrist with its appropriately sized case and captivating dial, while winning you over with elegance and subtle sophistication.
Black Bay Chronograph S&G
Tudor’s legacy with chronographs started in 1970 with the introduction of the Oyster Date. Since then, the brand has constantly marched out an impressive array of chronographs that span the Prince Oysterdate ‘Sapphire Chronograph’ from the 1990s, to the Heritage Chrono from the 2010s and now, the Black Bay Chrono collection.
This year’s Black Bay Chrono S&G picks up from the previous iteration, the Black Bay Chrono in steel with white dial and black chronograph counters, as well as black dial with white chronograph counters, from 2021. Here, the watch is imbued with greater dynamism and flamboyance. Anchored by a champagne-coloured dial with black chronograph counters, the watch’s 41mm case is complemented by a gold crown and gold pushers, as well as a new aluminium bezel with tachymeter scale engraved in gold. Like before, the Black Bay Chronograph S&G is well-complemented by Tudor’s Manufacture Calibre MT5813 automatic chronograph movement with column-wheel control and vertical clutch.
Black Bay S&G 36
The Black Bay collection isn’t just about sports-inspired machismo. Offering elegant and office-appropriate alternatives to the range’s iconic dive watch models, motorsports-inspired chronographs and GMT travel tool watches, are the new Black Bay S&G timepieces, which dial up on dress watch sophistication without sacrificing the collection’s trademark style.
The Black Bay’s aesthetic signatures like its ‘Snowflake’ hour hand and prominent markers continue to define the new S&G models. At the same time, the watches brandish softer silhouettes with curved profiles, stylish five-link bracelets, and a dose of nobility and radiance with their steel-and-gold combination. Powered by Tudor’s automatic movements, the new references come in 41mm, 39mm, 36mm and 31mm cases with a choice of silver, black or champagne-coloured dials. There are also models featuring diamond-studded hour markers. For a classy, unisex option that takes you from the office to the club, we recommend the Black Bay S&G in 36mm with black dial for its timeless chic and versatility to pair with different outfits.