Adopted by the French navy for its TUDOR divers watches during the 1970s, this livery became part of the collective imagination. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” follows in this tradition with its navy blue dial and bezel insert.
The new Replica Black Bay Fifty-Eight ‘Navy Blue’ has a navy blue dial and bezel insert. This is a color that also appears on the strap offered with this model.
ver faithful to its long tradition of blue sports watches, luxury watch brand Tudor is now offering a “Navy Blue” version of its flagship model, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight.
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” gets its name from its color, of course, but also from the year 1958, in which the first Tudor divers’ watch waterproof to 200 meters, reference 7924 or “Big Crown,” was presented. Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a 39 mm diameter case in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. The watch is also ideal for slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and vintage enthusiasts.
In 1969, the Swiss watchmaker introduced a divers’ watch with a blue dial and bezel. The other sports watches in the collection were soon attired in blue, immediately creating a lasting aesthetic hallmark known as “Tudor Blue.” Adopted by the French navy for its Tudor divers’ watches during the 1970s, this livery became part of the collective imagination. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” follows in this tradition with its navy blue dial and bezel insert. This is a color that also appears on the “soft touch” strap offered with this model and made from a synthetic, tactile material resembling flannel.
The fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of Tudor, which, in 2010, became one of the very first watchmaking brands to offer it with its products. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. In 2020, Tudor and Julien Faure, a 150-year-old family company, are celebrating 10 years of a partnership that started just before the launch of the Heritage Chrono in 2010, the first model of the brand to be fitted with a fabric strap created by the artisan.
The Manufacture Calibre MT5402, which equips the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue,” displays hour, minute and second functions.
The power reserve of the Manufacture MT5402 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 wind and reset it.
Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Replica watch Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” adopts Tudor’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue.
Tudor is now offering a 5-year guarantee on all its products sold after Jan. 1, 2020. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered, or any maintenance checks, and is transferable.