Tudor, the Swiss watchmaker founded in 1946 by Rolex founder Hans Wildorf, recently showed off the newest addition to the Tudor Black Bay Collection, the Tudor Black Bay 54, at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2023.
The new Tudor Black Bay 54 ref. M79000n offers the same overall design language as the Black Bay lineup but with a smaller 37mm profile. The watch honors the vintage ref. 7922 dive watch from 1954 and features a stainless steel case with a polished and satin finish, a stainless steel 60-minute unidirectional bezel with a black aluminum insert, and a winding crown similar to the original vintage model but sporting Tudor’s rose logo. It has a black domed dial, domed sapphire crystal, and waterproofing up to 200m. The timepiece comes with a three-link stainless steel bracelet with a polished and satin finish or a black rubber strap with a raised ‘Snowflake’ motif on its internal surface. Both straps are fitted with the Tudor ‘T-fit’ clasp.
Powering the Tudor Black Bay 54 is the watchmaker’s Caliber MT5400 automatic movement. The COSC-certified chronometer features an open-worked tungsten monobloc rotor, a transverse balance bridge, and a variable inertia balance wheel with a non-magnetic silicon hairspring. It runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and has a 70-hour power reserve.
The Tudor Black Bay 54 with the steel bracelet comes in at $3,850, while the black rubber strap variant is pegged at $3,625. For more information, please visit Tudor’s website.
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