Tudor (Re)Introduces the Black Bay Bronze

Now with a graduated slate grey dial.
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Well loved for its design and eminent affordability, the Tudor Black Bay Bronze was first introduced three years ago with a brown dial (and later the special edition Bucherer version).

Now the original Black Bay Bronze has been replaced with a new version that has a graduated slate grey dial, but is otherwise identical.

The new dial is a “shaded slate grey”, but subtly executed. Unlike most other dégradé or graduated dials, the colouring here is less pronounced. The centre is a lighter shade of grey that darkens to almost black around the edges. It’s matched with a dark grey, almost black, bezel.

Compared to the earlier version in brown, the new Black Bay Bronze is more wearable, being a more neutral colour. From a distance it is essentially black, and restrained in style despite the size.

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Everything else remains unchanged, including the 43mm case that’s made with an aluminium-bronze alloy. It’ll acquire a brownish patina over time, instead of the green verdigris of copper-based bronze alloys that are more common in watchmaking.

And the movement is still the MT5601, a COSC-certified automatic with a 70-hour power reserve and a silicon hairspring.

Tudor mt5601 movement

The new Black Bay Bronze is available either with a fabric NATO-style strap or a black nubuck strap.

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And naturally the price remains unchanged.

Price and availability

The new Black Bay Bronze (ref. 79250BA) is priced at 3850 Swiss francs, and will be available starting April 2019.


 

 

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