Noble Classics: Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
This year, the famous Swiss watch manufacturer, Tudor, presented new versions of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight model in precious metals, 18 ct yellow gold, and 925 silver
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
The name of the radiant Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K and Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 models is, of course, a reference to the precious metal of its case, but also to 1958, the year in which the first Tudor divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), was introduced. Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, these models offer a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, vintage enthusiasts and those who like objects with a difference, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K and Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 are also the first Tudor divers’ watch to be made in precious metals and to offer an open case back, which enables an appreciation of its Manufacture MT5400 Calibre.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
The use of 925 silver is a first for a Tudor divers’ watch, and the composition of the chosen alloy is a brand’s secret. The properties of this alloy are such that use does not affect the appearance of the case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925. Entirely satin finished for a matt effect, it possesses an unexpected brilliance, which can best be admired on the wrist. The silver case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is also accentuated by its dial, which is taupe in colour, and its matching bezel insert. The same color palette is found on the fabric and leather strap offered with this model.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K
Entirely satin-finished for a matt effect that may seem counter-intuitive with the traditional, bright finish typical of a gold watch, the case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K in 18 ct yellow gold is another first for a Tudor divers’ watch. The matt 18 ct yellow gold of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is emphasised by the elegant combination of dial and bezel, which are a rich ‘golden green’ in tone with matt gold details. The same colour palette is found on the fabric and leather strap offered with this model.
The Manufacture Calibre MT5400
The Manufacture Calibre MT5400, which powers the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 and 18K, displays hour, minute and second functions. It has the finish typical of Tudor Manufacture Calibres. The power reserve of the Manufacture MT5400 Calibre is ‘weekend-proof’; that is to say about 70 hours, which enables the wearer to take the watch off on a Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to reset it.
Discover the exciting TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight collection at Mamić 1970 boutique in the centre of Zagreb in Frane Petrić 7 Street.