Tudor have only just released their new line of Black Bays at Watches & Wonders, but that hasn’t stopped them from pairing with New York label Rowing Blazers on their classic Black Bay 58.
Rowing Blazers has had a slew of successful collaborations with watch companies like Zodiac and Seiko, which have both sold out quickly and are selling well on the secondary market, though this time it seems they’ve upgraded and partnered for the first time with Tudor.
Limited to just 100 pieces, they will be sold directly to the brand’s “friends and family” with the sole aim of being a collectors item. It isn’t even that different from regular Black Bay 58 with the new additions being a neon pink Rowing Blazers logo on the dial, and a caseback engraved “aut viam inveniam aut faciam” (Latin for “I shall either find a way or make one”).
The changes are minimal, but yet somehow it manages to stand out as subtly as neon pink can. Not that any of us will get to enjoy it on our wrist.