In the last few years we have come to expect and even eagerly await what Tudor may release next. Usually these watches have been revealed at Baselworld, taking advantage of all the media coverage this international horology fair entails. But, this time around we get this warm sunny treat at summers end. Introducing the new “Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark”.
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The 41mm case is made of stainless-steel with a black PVD coating that has a satin-finish. On the flip-side we encounter a matching solid case back. Mounted to the case is a fixed bezel in matte black PVD-treated steel with a matte black anodized aluminum disc engraved with a tachymeter scale in silvered markings.
It also come equipped with a pair of screw-down pushers to operate the chronograph functions, with a screw-down setting-crown in-between them. All these elements have also been crafted out of the same matte black PVD-treated steel, preserving the overall “dark” theme of this new Tudor release. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, which also assists with water-resistance on this watch reaching up to 200 meters (656 feet).
Time is exhibited on a matte black dial with applied dotted index markers, followed by a ring of white printed minute/seconds markers circling the periphery of the dial. It features a chronograph function with two sub-dials: a 45-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position; and a sub-seconds at 9 o’clock. On the dial the Tudor logo can be seen on the upper-half, while the lower half has the water-resistance printed in red-fond, thus adding a flare color to the overall color scheme.
There is also a date aperture aligned at the 6 o’clock position. The central steel hour/minute hands and dotted index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark
This “Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark” (Ref#: 79360DK) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber MT5813 with 47 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the Breitling B01 movement. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the case is a matte black PVD-treated steel bracelet, secured to the wrist by a matching matte black PVD-treated folding clasp with a safety catch. This is a limited production volume edition that aims to match the number of players that ever played for the “All Blacks”, which leads us to believe there should only be around 1,181 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official Tudor website here.
MSRP: $5,925.00 USD
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