These two stunning Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight models in precious metals will elevate your wrist presence.
A brand that lives by the motto, #BornToDare, Tudor is known to constantly seek new ways to express its spirit of boldness, whether through its watches’ indelible designs or the pursuit of technical prowess. This year, the brand again demonstrates its knack for pushing the limits with two groundbreaking Black Bay Fifty-Eight models – one encased in 18 ct yellow gold, and another housed in 925 silver.
As its name suggests, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is the currently most regal model in the Black Bay line-up. While the 39mm watch gleams with the lustre of its namesake precious metal, its 18 ct yellow gold case sports a satin finish that results in a unique matt effect.
Here, the distinctive gold tone pairs beautifully with the watch’s ‘golden green’ anodised aluminium bezel and dial that features Tudor’s iconic ‘Snowflake’ hands, which are also crafted in 18 ct yellow gold. Not only that, the matt gold case evokes nostalgia and the sportive DNA of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight collection in equal measure, taking inspiration from the first Tudor dive watch, the reference 7924 ‘Big Crown’, from 1958.
To complement its luxurious demeanour, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is equipped, for the first time in the collection, with an open caseback that offers a view of Tudor’s Manufacture Calibre MT5400 with bi-directional rotor system.
The watch’s gilded presence hasn’t diminished its performance. A robust tool watch of the highest order, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is waterproof to 200m, and its self-winding movement is COSC-certified, offering optimum timekeeping precision and power reserve of up to approximately 70 hours. Certainly, a timepiece made for the most discerning of dive watch aficionados.
Similarly, the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 has boldly gone where no Tudor dive watch has ever ventured. In another first for the brand, the watch’s 39mm case is made from 925 silver, a material that lends an enigmatic sheen to the iconic timepiece.
In pioneering the use of 925 silver on the case, Tudor has elevated it with material alchemy. Concocted using a secret formula, the silver alloy used on the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 exudes an inimitable hue that pairs brilliantly with the Black Bay aesthetic. Brimming with subtle, sportive sophistication, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is a Tudor dive watch unlike any other.
The unique incandescence of the 39mm silver case is sheathed in a matt satin finish, a perfect complement to the lovely taupe tone on the dial and unidirectional rotatable bezel. The pleasing colour palette endows the timepiece with an unmistakable tool watch disposition, while oozing distinction at the same time. While the collection’s beloved design features such as the ‘Snowflake’ hands, domed sapphire crystal and neo-vintage aesthetics continue to feature on this new model, its unprecedented case material makes the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 a watch that’s in a class of its own.
As it is with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 features an open caseback that displays the Manufacture Calibre MT5400. Engineered for precision and longevity, the self-winding movement comes with a non-magnetic silicon hairspring that optimises rate regularity and guarantees accuracy to within -2 and +4 seconds deviations per day. The uncompromising performance is echoed throughout the watch, which is waterproof to 200m to meet the demands of professional divers.
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is offered with two strap options: one in brown grained leather that evokes class and nostalgia, and another in taupe fabric that is woven using 19th century jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in France. Either way, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925’s unique blend of silver-hued mystique, contemporary verve and vintage-inspired spirit is a sight to behold.