Tudor Debuts Black Bay Ceramic “Chameleon” for Miami GP

One-offs for VCARB Formula 1 drivers.

Days before the Miami Grand Prix, Tudor announced a pair of special watches specifically for the event: the Black Bay Ceramic “Chameleon” issued to Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda of the Visa Cash App RB Formula 1 Team (VCARB).

With a rainbow-hued dial that draws inspiration from the credit card of the team’s main sponsor, the two watches match the VCARB cars that have been dressed in a rainbow livery only for the Miami GP. They follow the quiet unveil in February of the Black Bay Ceramic with a blue dial made for the VCARB team at large. 

The Chameleon on the wrist of Daniel Ricciardo. Image – Visa Cash App RB

Initial thoughts

While the first VCARB edition was discreetly launched, this new pair was officially announced by Tudor. Unlike the earlier edition though, these are one-off creations intended for the drivers to wear during the Miami GP. While Tudor has produced numerous collaborative special editions over the years, this stands out for its unusually colourful dial that stands in contrast to the no-fuss aesthetic Tudor often employs.

With a dial reminiscent of tie-dye shirts of the 1960s, the Black Bay Ceramic “Chameleon” sports an unorthodox aesthetic for a “tool” watch. Although the look is decidedly atypical for the brand, it’s striking and surprisingly appealing, though it will certainly be polarising. The Black Bay “Chameleon”, however, is not available to the public, making the appeal a moot point.

The Miami GP-specific livery of the VCARB cars. Image – Visa Cash App RB

Vivid and rainbow-coloured

The dial and strap stitching are modelled on the rainbow-like finish found on the metallic Cash App Visa Chameleon card, a recently launched prepaid credit card, which in turn gave rise to the Miami GP livery of the VCARB cars.

Yuki Tsunoda. Image – Visa Cash App RB

Dial and stitching aside, the “Chameleon” is identical to the standard Black Bay Ceramic. It features a 41 mm black ceramic case with the METAS and COSC-certified MT5602-1U inside.

An in-house automatic movement like most of the brand’s offerings, it boasts a robust power reserve of 70 hours and operates at an industry-standard frequency of 4 Hz.

The VCARB team watch with a blue dial. Image – Visa Cash App RB

Key facts and price

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic “Chameleon” Visa Cash App RB Formula One

Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 14.5 mm
Material: Black ceramic
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 200 m

Movement: Cal. MT5602-1U
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, and date
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 70 hours

Strap: Leather-covered rubber

Availability: A pair made for Visa Cash App RB Formula One team drivers
Price: Not available

For more, visit Tudorwatch.com.


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