TUDOR Black Bay Chrono S&G
- Manufacture Calibre MT5813 (COSC)
- 41 mm steel case
- Steel and yellow gold bracelet
The famous Black Bay family introduced the first TUDOR chronograph, powered by the self-winding Manufacture Calibre MT5813, with a column wheel and vertical clutch. This model is now available in an S&G version.
A CHRONOGRAPH WITH AQUATIC HERITAGE
Since the presentation of TUDOR’s first chronograph in 1970, the Oysterdate, the brand has always produced watches closely tied to the world of motorsports. Since 1954, TUDOR has been constantly improving its professional divers' watches. The hybrid Black Bay Chrono S&G chronograph (Steel & Gold) combines the brand’s aquatic heritage, represented by the Black Bay family, with the queen of the racetrack – the chronograph – resulting in a sporty-chic watch with a distinctive touch of nostalgia.
THE ESSENCE OF BLACK BAY
Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Chrono S&G model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950s. It also adopts the characteristic angular hands known as "snowflake". Finally, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers' watches, is also adopted in this model.
THE SPIRIT OF LAND AND SEA
Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic, the Black Bay Chrono S&G model makes the famous “snowflake” hands its own in a gold version refined for optimum readability against the domed matt-black dial. Its counters are hollowed and their champagne colour creates optimum contrast. Following the TUDOR chronograph tradition, a date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock. The main Black Bay characteristics are retained in a slim 41 mm steel case and equipped with yellow-gold pushers inspired by the very first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel in yellow gold with a black anodised aluminium insert and tachymetric scale completes the face of this elegant, sporty chronograph.
JACQUARD, STEEL OR BUND BRACELET
The fabric strap is one of the signatures of TUDOR. Woven on 19th-century Jacquard looms by a 150-year-old family firm from the region of St-Etienne, it offers unique quality and comfort. The Black Bay Chrono model presents a black strap and is also available with a steel and yellow gold bracelet, inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 60s. Famous for having rivet heads for attaching the links, as well as a stepped construction, these two aesthetic details are incorporated into the new model. Finally, in a spirit of 1970s racing, the Black Bay Chrono offers a bund-type option in brown aged leather with ecru stitching and a folding clasp.
MANUFACTURE CHRONOGRAPH CALIBRE MT5813
With a 70-hour power reserve, a silicon balance spring and Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute certification, the Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813 that drives the Black Bay Chrono S&G model is a high-performance movement. It was designed in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a column-wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. In keeping with the TUDOR philosophy of quality, it presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by an array of extreme tests applied to all TUDOR products.
The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954 and the launch of reference 7922. The first in a long line of ergonomic, legible, accurate and robust divers’ watches, it perfectly embodies the approach formulated by the American architect Louis Sullivan, according to whom the form of an object must follow its function. Furthermore, it laid down the aesthetic and technical foundations of an ideal divers’ watch, those of an understated, functional and reliable tool. The sixty years that followed the launch of the original 7922 saw the constant improvement of the TUDOR divers’ watch and each model gained unanimous acclaim from professionals in the field, including some of the greatest military navies in the world.
The new hybrid Black Bay Chrono chronograph dares to combine the aquatic heritage represented by the Black Bay family with the queen of the racetrack, the chronograph.
1/9 - winding crown
The winding crown is used to set the time and date and to wind the watch if it has not been worn. The winding is screwed down onto the case to ensure water resistance. It must be fully tightened after each manipulation.
2/9 - Hour and minute hands
The hands on the watch which indicate the time.
3/9 - Date window
Displays the current date.
4/9 - 60 seconds counter
The hand on the watch which indicates the seconds.
5/9 - The centre seconds hand
This hand measures times to fractions of a second with the chronographe function, or indicate the number of units per hour on the tachymeter scale.
6/9 - 45-Minutes counter
This counter indicates the elapsed minutes.
7/9 - Start/stop pusher
Pressing the start/stop pusher a first time will start the chronograph, pressing it again will stop the chronograph.
8/9 - reset pusher
This button resets the chronograph seconds hand and counters to zero.
9/9 - Bezel
The bezel on your watch has a tachymeter function used to measure a speed or a flow rate using the chronograph function with the desired unit of measurement.
Setting your watch
step 1/6 - time-setting
Your TUDOR watch is equipped with a screw-down crown. Once this is fully screwed down against the case, your watch is guaranteed waterproof. With your finger unscrew the crown to position B. Your watch isn’t waterproof anymore.
step 2/6 - time-setting
In order to adjust the time, unscrew the crown and pull it out to the last notch ( position D ).
step 3/6 - time-setting
Turn the crown until the hands indicate 04:35 p.m.
step 4/6 - rapid date-setting
In order to adjust the date, push the crown back to the second notch ( Position C ).
step 5/6 - rapid date-setting
Turn it clockwise until the desired date appears in the window. The date is corrected when the hands pass midnight. During this operation, your watch will keep running.
step 6/6 - rapid date-setting
Push in and then screw down the crown. Your time and date are now set.
using the chronographThe chronograph function enables you to measure times to fractions of a second, thanks to the centre seconds hand.To be enabled for use, the pushers must be unscrewed.To measure longer intervals, this chronograph has an additional 45-minute counter.Press the start/stop pusher a first time to start the chronograph.Press it again to stop the chronograph.Press it again to start it again. In this way you can measure several times in succession.
pusher at 4 o’clock reset
Resetting is only possible when the chronograph has stopped.Lock the pushers after use.
To reset the chronograph counters, press the reset pusher.
using the tachymeterThe bezel on your watch has a tachymeter function used to measure a speed or a flow rate using the chronograph function.To be enabled for use, the pushers must be unscrewed.Select the desired unit of measurement (metre, kilometre, mile, litre, etc.), activate the chronograph and stop it when the desired unit is reached.The centre seconds hands indicates the number of units per hour on the tachymeter scale.In order to ensure the precision of the tachymeter, the unit of measurement must be exactly reached. In addition, the time of measurement should not exceed 1 minute and should not be less than 9 seconds.
EXAMPLE OF MEASURING SPEED
A car covers a distance of 1 km in 31 seconds. When the chronograph is stopped (on 31 seconds), the centre seconds hand indicates 116 on the tachymeter scale. The unit being the kilometre, the car's speed is 116 km/h.Lock the pushers after use.