Celebrate the Lunar New Year with one of these four exceptional Tudor models to suit every personality and style.
Just as the Year of the Tiger marks a fresh start buoyed by blessings of strength and prestige expressed by the Chinese zodiac symbol, these beautifully poised and powerfully built Tudor watches will, too, imbue their owners with newfound joy and stature. Whether an iconic Black Bay dive watch flaunting an auspicious dash of red, or a sophisticated Royal creation that is perfect for dressy occasions, there is nothing like embarking on new beginnings with a brand-new timepiece. Looking to rock the Lunar New Year? Tudor has got you covered.
Black Bay in 41mm Burgundy Bezel
Launched in 2012, the 1950s dive watch-inspired Black Bay collection has become one of Tudor’s most iconic creations ever. For watch lovers who desire their first Black Bay watch, or seasoned collectors looking to add to their sports watch collection, the Black Bay in 41mm Burgundy Bezel is a good place to start.
Housed in a 41mm steel case and accompanied by a matching bracelet with three-piece links fastened by rivets at the sides – just as Tudor did back in the 1950s – the watch brims with modernity and nostalgia in equal measure. The watch’s ‘snowflake’ hour and seconds hands, large winding crown, domed sapphire crystal, and unidirectional bezel are signature Black Bay features that hark back to vintage Tudor Submariner models.
At the same time, the timepiece is a robust and contemporary tool watch. Powered by Tudor’s COSC-certified, in-house automatic Manufacture Calibre MT5602 with 70-hour power reserve, the watch is water resistant to 200m. In line with the occasion, this Black Bay injects a jolt of liveliness to the performance-packed specs with its rich burgundy bezel that is sure to be a hit this festive season.
Fancy something dressy for the Lunar New Year? The Tudor Royal exudes old-world charm and sophistication that will elevate any wardrobe. As the name suggests, the Royal connotes horological excellence and superior quality, its moniker itself inspired by a historical Tudor model from the 1950s.
This stately option in 41mm steel stands out for its winsome combination of prestige and practicality. Equipped with date and day of the week displays, this offering complements the Royal collection’s regal aesthetic with office-appropriate functionality. As it is with other Tudor Royal models, this version oozes class and refinement with much attention to detail. Distinctive Royal-style designs on the watch include the blue dial with sunray motif, notched bezel, tonneau-shaped middle case, applied Roman numerals, and integrated five-link bracelet.
The watch’s interplay of polished and matte surfaces on the components, the way its dial catches the light at different angles, and the subtle suggestion of lavishness all come together to express pure and unabashed luxury. Truly, this Royal is a remarkable dress watch that lives up to its name.
Black Bay 36
For those who are attracted to the indelible Black Bay spirit but, at the same time, covet a timepiece that marries casual and formal styles, the Black Bay 36 ticks all these boxes and more.
On first impression, the Black Bay 36 is an intriguing blend of the sporty and sophisticated. The watch’s signature hour markers with inverted triangle index at 12 o’clock, the ‘snowflake’ hour and seconds hands, and dial layout featuring the Tudor name and shield logo at the top half of the dial, are design features that distinguish a Black Bay thoroughbred.
At the same time, the dive-inspired timepiece is as subtly elegant as a bona fide dress watch. Its smooth, polished bezel that takes the place of the rotatable unidirectional bezel with dive time markings found on sportier models, silver sunray dial that accentuates the watch’s monochromatic chic and, of course, its 36mm steel case all contribute to its versatile style. Sheathed in modishness with the gravitas of tool watch-inspired qualities, this is a trusty and classy accompaniment for Lunar New Year celebrations.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
One for Black Bay aficionados, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is one of the most unusual releases from the collection’s increasingly expansive repertoire. With this watch, Tudor delves into material experimentation, crafting its 39mm case from 925 silver – making this a first-of-its-kind timepiece for the brand.
The case’s silver alloy is made from a highly guarded and proprietary Tudor formula, one that lends the material a refined sheen while ensuring optimum robustness that befits the tool watch-inspired Black Bay family. Sheathed in matte-satin finish, the silver case pairs brilliantly with the taupe-coloured dial and dark grey unidirectional bezel, endowing the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 with a no-nonsense, yet charming, disposition.
Matching the watch’s exceptional eye-catching alloy is an equally progressive engine, the self-winding Manufacture Calibre MT5400. Visible from an open caseback, the movement is equipped with a non-magnetic silicon hairspring to ensure optimum precision and -2/ +4 seconds daily accuracy, as well as 70 hours of power reserve. Watch lovers with a taste for the unique and innovative will not be disappointed with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925.