TUDOR expands its Black Bay series and launches a brand new watch that introduces a very useful and complex function-GMT, that is, a multi-time zone function. In addition to the conventional display of the local time, it can also display two other Time in time zone. The Black Bay GMT is equipped with an eye-catching rotating outer ring. It is matched with the dark blue and burgundy of the Black Bay series. This matte Black Bay GMT also pays tribute to this outstanding feature.
The Black Bay series continues to increase the number of new forces. In 2018, Tudor added new practical two-time works, paired with red and blue cola circles, which is impressive.
The red ‘snowflake’ hands of Tudor’s aesthetic features rotate around the 24-hour scale on the surface, and the two-way rotating outer ring is also engraved with a 24-hour scale for easy reading of other time zone times. The red part of the wine is printed with a 12-hour scale during the day, and the blue part is printed with a 12-hour scale at night. The Black Bay GMT has a steel case with a diameter of 41 mm and a water resistance of 200 meters. The winding crown shaft is made of frosted steel and echoes the case and the winding crown. This design is the first appearance in the Black Bay series. The black surface is suitable for various occasions. With the luminous hour markers, the contrast is clear and the time is easy to read at night. ‘GMT’ mark on the surface at 6 o’clock.
The Black Bay GMT uses the fourth red pointer in the center to indicate the time between the two places. At the same time, the ‘GMT’ on the dial at six o’clock is the main feature of the new model.
Like other models in the Black Bay series, the dial design of the BlackBay GMT also draws inspiration from the 1950s Tudor diving watch. This model uses a well-known angular pointer called ‘Snowflake’ by collectors. This distinctive pointer appeared in the brand’s 1969 product catalog. The new watch also follows the ‘big crown’ design, which is a typical feature of the first generation of Tudor diving watches with a water resistance of 200 meters. The Black Bay collection cleverly blends the brand’s traditional aesthetics with contemporary watchmaking. This series of watches is not simply a replica of the classic watch, but the essence of the Tudor watch for more than sixty years of diving watch production.
Tudor’s self-made movement expanded to two time functions in 2018. The new MT5652 has a silicon hairspring, passed the C.O.S.C. certification, and has a power reserve of 70 hours.
Tudor developed a new Tudor original movement MT5652 for the Black Bay GMT watch. This move introduces new functions to the original Tudor movement, highlighting the technical development direction of Tudor. New features benefit from clever structures, rather than simply adding more components, making the construction more complex. The MT5652 movement inherits the classic appearance and polishing process of the original Tudor movement. The hollow automatic plate is processed by sanding process, with sandblasted details, and the polished and sandblasted finishes of the splint and main splint are interlaced with each other, embellished with laser decoration. The inertia fine-tuning balance wheel is fixed on both sides by a strong horizontal splint and equipped with a non-magnetic silicon hairspring. The movement structure is cleverly designed to ensure reliability and solidity. This movement is certified by the Swiss Precision Timepiece Testing Center (C.O.S.C.). Its power reserve is up to 70 hours.
Black Bay GMT In addition to the new version of the chain design (links on both sides are connected by rivet heads), Tudor also launched 赭 brown belt and black textured strap styles for consumers to choose from
The Tudor watch was inspired by the brand’s folding rivet straps from the 1950s and 1960s to design the Black Bay GMT strap. The rivet strap is famous for its original design features, and the links on both sides are connected by rivet heads, presenting a unique stepped structure. The Black Bay GMT strap incorporates the above two classic aesthetic features on the one hand, and uses solid links to integrate modern manufacturing processes. There are three straps available for this model. In addition to the steel strap, the other two are 赭 brown belts with discounts; and a black textured strap with burgundy stitching. This textured strap is made by a 150-year-old family-owned company in St-Etienne, France, using traditional jacquard technology. The textured strap is a major feature of Tudor and is considered an innovative design.
Black Bay GMT
Stainless steel material / MT5652 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / time display of both places / sapphire crystal mirror / water resistance 200 meters / diameter 41mm