The Black Bay line is the result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic, each watch brings together over 60 years of TUDOR divers' watchmaking heritage while being resolutely anchored in the present.
Like other models in the line, the Black Bay 32, 36 and 41 feature a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. They feature a prominent winding crown as a nod to the famous 7924 reference of 1958, aka the Big Crown, while its characteristic angular hands, known as "Snowflakes", were borrowed from the TUDOR watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s.
The Black Bay 32, 36 and 41 in steel comes with a choice of either a black and a blue dial. Meticulously lacquered for a touch of elegance, the blue dial captures the light in a spectrum of vivid electric blue to a navy so deep it is almost black. These shades offer outstanding contrast and clarity, while luminescent hour markers help ensure legibility in all conditions. The steel and gold version of this watch offers a choice between a lacquered black or sunray satin-brushed champagne-coloured dial.
The Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 are supplied with a choice of a steel bracelet, a leather strap with a folding clasp, or a fabric strap. Made with a Jacquard shuttle loom, a traditional method achieved by a 150-year-old family firm from the St-Etienne region of France, the fabric strap is a signature feature of TUDOR, which is regarded as a pioneer in this area.
Sporty and elegant, the Black Bay 32, 36 and 41 models in steel and gold retain the aesthetic features of the Black Bay line along with the reliability of TUDOR divers’ watches. Combining polished and satin-brushed steel together with satin-brushed yellow gold offers a subtle contrast and distinction as well as warmth to the case and bracelet.