tudor black bay chrono
- Manufacture Calibre MT5813 (COSC)
- 41 mm steel case
- steel bracelet
At Baselworld 2017, the famous Black Bay family welcomes a new model, its first chronograph powered by the Manufacture Calibre MT5813, column wheel and vertical clutch.
COLUMN WHEELAND VERTICAL CLUTCH
Since the presentation in 1970 of the Prince Oysterdate Chronograph, its first chronograph, TUDOR has always produced watches that are closely tied to the world of motorsports. In the same way, since 1954 TUDOR has been constantly improving its professional divers’ watches. 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.
ENGRAVED TACHYMETRIC SCALE
Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic with the famous snowflake hands –a brand signature since 1969– the Black Bay Chrono model offers optimum readability against the domed matt black dial.
Its sub-counters are hollowed for optimum contrast and a date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock. The recognisable characteristics of the Black Bay are preserved in a steel case with a 41-millimetre diameter, fitted with pushers inspired by the first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel in circular satin-brushed steel with engraved tachymetric scale completes this sporty new chronograph.
THE MANUFACTURE CHRONOGRAPHCALIBRE MT5813
Boasting a 70-hour power reserve, a silicon balance spring and certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, the Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813 that drives the Black Bay Chrono model is a high-performance movement. Crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, it features 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.
A RIVETED BRACELET,
A LEATHER STRAP,
OR A WOVEN DENIM-STYLE FABRIC STRAP
The bracelet of the Black Bay Chrono is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s, which were famous for having the heads of the rivets attaching the links visible on the side of the bracelet. The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the Black Bay Chrono, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links. The watch is also available on a rich brown leather strap with folding clasp.
The fabric strap is one of TUDOR’s signature features. Woven on 19th century Jacquard looms by a 150-year-old family firm from the region of St-Etienne, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. The Black Bay Chrono model is available with a navy-blue denim-style strap designed by TUDOR.
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.
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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.