Over the past few years, Tudor has been offering a series of truly interesting sports models from every point of view. The perfectly successful design since the introduction of the Black Bay forward, and the steps forward in terms of technique – see the manufacturing movements – have earned the Geneva maison further prestige.
This new model combines the aquatic character of the family Black Bay to the chronograph part, closely linked to the world of motoring. A successful mix, despite the diversity of the two worlds.
Among the innovations presented in Basel that I appreciated most, there is in fact the BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G (Steel&Gold). This is the first Tudor chronograph, with a self-winding manufacture movement, column wheel and vertical clutch.
The steel case measures 41mm in diameter and features yellow gold screw-down pushers inspired by early Tudor chronographs. The domed matte black dial highlights the champagne-colored concave counters. Above it are the “Snowflake” hands - a Tudor hallmark since 1969 - of hours and minutes. The fixed bezel is in yellow gold with a black anodized aluminum disc with tachymeter scale.
The Tudor MT5813 caliber, developed on the basis of the Breitling B01 chronograph, can boast not only the certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Control (COSC) but also a power reserve of 70 hours, the sorting of the chrono functions by means of a columns with vertical friction, bidirectional charging and a silicon spiral resistant to magnetic fields.
The new BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G ref, 79363N it is available in versions with a riveted steel and yellow gold bracelet, with polished and satin finishes, or leather strap with removable cuff, with folding clasp and safety clasp, or black fabric strap with pin buckle.