Ever faithful to its long tradition of blue sports watches, Tudor now offers a “Navy Blue” version of its flagship model, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. This very colour can look back on it’s own eventful history in the Tudor collection. In 1958, the watch manufacturer introduced its first diver’s watch with a water-resistance of 20 atm and it came in the very same dark blue, a “Big Crown”-model with the reference 7924.
Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue offers a 39 mm diameter case made from stainless steel in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. This qualifies the diver’s watch for slim wrists and everyone who likes to wear compact watches and vintage enthusiasts.
In 1969, Tudor introduced a divers’ watch with a blue dial and bezel. The other sports watches in the collection were soon attired in blue, immediately coating a lasting aesthetic hallmark known as “Tudor Blue”. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” follows this tradition with its slightly domed, grained dial and navy blue bezel.
Tudor has equipped the uncluttered dial with its characteristic snowflake hands, which have been a hallmark of the manufacturer since 1969 – especially in connection with diving watches. Just like the the indices, the hands are coated with a lot of Super-LumiNova to ensure excellent readability even in the dark.
The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is powered by a in-house calibre. This self winding movement with the beautiful name MT5402 is COSC-certified, operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a power reserve of up to 70 hours.
Tudor offers the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue with three different straps: a classic stainless steel one, one in blue jacquard fabric with a silver band and a blue “soft touch” strap which is entirely blue and made from a synthetic, tactile material resembling flannel.