TUDOR’s New Releases from Baselworld
Further expanding their lineage, TUDOR released several new additions to their collection at Baselworld 2018. The Black Bay family welcomes three new models, adding new sizes, styles and a GMT function to a line inspired by generations of TUDOR divers’ watches. TUDOR is also paying tribute to the brand’s early history with a new classic line for women and men. Named after the year the TUDOR brand was founded, the new 1926 collection offers a range of mechanical watches with refined finishes that are at once timeless and elegant.
BLACK BAY GMT
TUDOR is expanding its Black Bay line by presenting a model with a highly functional complication: a GMT function that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Additional time zones are indicated by a red snowflake hand, TUDOR’s aesthetic hallmark, which spins around the dial in 24 hours, as well as a bidirectional rotatable bezel that is also calibrated for 24 hours. It is instantly distinguishable by its two-color rotatable bezel, deriving its burgundy and deep blue color scheme from other models in the Black Bay line. The twelve daylight hours are printed on the burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue.
BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT
TUDOR is introducing an additional model as part of its Black Bay line, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, whose dimensions are similar to the brand’s first divers’ watches. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight is named after the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch, the reference 7924 dubbed the “Big Crown”, was introduced. Among other aesthetic allusions to this famous historic watch, this model has a 39mm diameter case, in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. It is aptly proportioned to suit slim wrists, those who like prefer compact watches and, of course, vintage enthusiasts. It also comes in a new color combination that is a subtle variation on the aesthetics of the Black Bay. Evocative of a time when TUDOR divers’ watches were first being made, finishing touches in gold have been applied to the hour markers, hands and minute track of the black and steel bezel.
BLACK BAY 32
TUDOR is expanding the Black Bay collection even further to include a new feminine model in 32mm and an additional blue dial option for all case sizes. Alongside the new blue dial, the Black Bay is also being offered in a smaller size creating a perfectly feminine form for the first time. With its new 32mm diameter, TUDOR’s characteristic design brings all the features of a tool-watch to the feminine wrist. The Black Bay 32 is typical of its family—refined as well as functional. It is waterproof to 150 meters, has a self-winding mechanical movement and is highly legible. It has a steel case with alternate polished and satin finish. Naturally, it also has the contrasting, luminescent hour markers that are characteristic of the Black Bay line.
BLACK BAY S&G
TUDOR’s famous Black Bay divers’ watch is now available in a yellow gold and steel version. Enhancing the Black Bay with yellow gold creates a new version named S&G, for steel & gold. In this version, the lines and proportions of the Black Bay are retained, while the rotating bezel and the winding crown are made from yellow gold. The steel bracelet is also dressed in this precious metal on its central link giving it a more formal feel. Fitted with the Manufacture Calibre MT5612, the new Black Bay S&G also introduces the date function to the Black Bay family!
TUDOR pays tribute to its origins and watchmaking traditions with its 1926 line, a range of mechanical watches that are timeless, classic and elegant. Available in four sizes with a wide choice of dials, the range epitomizes TUDOR’s philosophy: one of affordability, refinement, and quality. The 1926 line is named after the year when “The Tudor” was registered as a brand on behalf of Rolex Founder Hans Wilsdorf. Offered in steel or steel-and-gold, the 1926 line is available in 28mm, 36mm, 39mm and 41mm. It has been designed for women as well as men to suit wrists both big and small, with those who love beautiful things in mind. This new collection renews TUDOR’s commitment to the traditional values of fine Swiss watchmaking – a world where mechanical excellence goes hand-in-hand with enduring sophistication.
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