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It’s Finally Here! Introducing the Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT

The fervent wishes of Tudor enthusiasts around the globe have been met with the unveiling of the Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT at Watches & Wonders 2024....

At long last, the fervent wishes of Tudor enthusiasts around the globe have been met with the unveiling of the Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT at Watches & Wonders 2024. Combining the timeless allure of the Black Bay lineup with the coveted functionality of a GMT complication, this latest addition to the Tudor family emerges as a beacon of retro-inspired elegance and performance.

From its inception, the Tudor Black Bay series has stood as a pinnacle of vintage charm intertwined with contemporary prowess. With a distinct nod to its Rolex lineage but without the premium price tag, Tudor has consistently proven itself as more than a mere sibling brand, carving out its own illustrious identity in the horological realm.

While the initial Black Bay GMT garnered widespread acclaim upon its debut in 2018, discerning enthusiasts noted certain areas for improvement, particularly in terms of wearability. Addressing these concerns head-on, Tudor has deftly refined the proportions of the Black Bay 58 GMT, resulting in a more harmonious and ergonomic timepiece.

One of the most noticeable alterations lies in its dimensions, with the new iteration boasting a reduced diameter of 39mm and a slimmer profile measuring just 12.8mm in thickness. Coupled with a lug-to-lug length of approximately 47mm, these adjustments ensure a snugger fit on the wrist, enhancing overall comfort without compromising on presence.

Yet, it is not merely the size that sets this timepiece apart. Drawing inspiration from the beloved Black Bay 58, Tudor has infused the GMT variant with classical design elements that resonate deeply with aficionados. The introduction of a striking black and red “Coke” bezel pays homage to horological heritage while simultaneously catering to contemporary tastes, making it a veritable crowd-pleaser.

Further enhancing its vintage appeal are the lustrous gilt details adorning the dial, imparting an aura of aged sophistication that transcends time itself. The iconic snowflake hands, synonymous with Tudor’s design ethos, continue to serve as a hallmark of distinction, while subtle refinements afford additional breathing room on the dial.

Beneath the surface lies the heart of the timepiece, the new calibre MT5450-U, now certified by METAS as a GMT Master Chronometer. This prestigious certification attests to its impeccable precision, with an impressive accuracy rating of -0/+5 seconds, setting a new standard for entry-level luxury watches. Operating at a frequency of 4Hz, the movement boasts a substantial 65-hour power reserve.

Completing the ensemble is the choice of either a riveted steel bracelet or an integrated rubber strap, both featuring Tudor’s innovative T-fit clasp for seamless micro-adjustment.

Avaialable now! Price: CHF 4,100 (rubber), CHF 4,300 (bracelet)


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