Did you see it coming? The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” model from TUDOR has been eagerly anticipated among elite watch circles – particularly those who relish the affordability of these robust, high-performance timepieces. A few standout features of the new model that are already available on the popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight line, include the shock-resistant technology employed by TUDOR in the form of the in house Manufacture movement MT5402 balance bridge and a choice between different straps.
The design concept behind the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” model nods to the French Navy’s prolific use of the 1969 TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner, which was available in both blue and black. This inaugural addition to the Black Bay collection takes inspiration from these blue-coloured TUDOR Submariners.
The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” model is set to be one of the hottest wristwatches of 2020. The line in which it derives from was named after the year Tudor developed its first diving watch. The 39mm case size made for a refreshing change during an era that saw brand-after-brand creating bigger and bolder timepieces. The Fifty-Eight launched with a reliable COSC-certified movement at its heart making it a more accessible and affordable timepiece compared to others on the market at the time. Tudor has worked hard over the last couple of years to uphold the values and reputation of the iconic Black Bay.
In this new addition, bright white lume replaces the cream coloured gilt features of the original Black Bay Fifty-Eight released in 2018. White text refreshes the design of the “Navy Blue” range. Snowflake hands also make an appearance in tribute to the original 1969 TUDOR diving watches. As with the original TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight, the in-house manufacture movement MT5402 present in this new model has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision. As the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The machine works like a dream. Its shock-resistant technology ensure longevity on the wrist. You still get your 70-hour power reserve, so you needn’t worry about being caught out. Take it off on Friday, return to it on Monday morning. It will have kept perfect time for you.
Blue dial watches have never been more in demand on the watch market than they are today. The rich navy blue dial and bezel is a refreshing element to see on the classic Black Bay watch, and the bright white lume plots make reading the time effortless if caught in light-limiting conditions. Now, let’s talk about strap choices. You can opt for the model on a professional-looking steel link bracelet which retails for £2,760. The integrated lugs and the classic three-link design is ideal for use in the office or for pairing with formal attire. Alternatively, TUDOR has released a new blue “soft touch” strap made from a material that TUDOR describes as resembling flannel. The blue fabric Jacquard strap, on the other hand, has been in production at TUDOR for 10 years now. The blue and silver-striped variation gives the watch a distinctly sporty edge.
The TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” watches are now ready for viewing and are available for purchase in-store only. Our York No.1 Stonegate store – our Official TUDOR-authorised branch – showcases all three variations. Further details and enquiries can be made through our website, however, or by speaking to a member of our watch team on the phone today.