Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2018-03-22

TUDOR Black Bay S&G

TUDOR’s, hugely successful heritage diver’s watch, the Black Bay is now available in a new S&G variant comprised of Yellow Gold and Stainless steel.

Actually we’ve seen it BEFORE as worn by David Beckham himself, but not with its new champagne gold dial.



The Black Bay S&G is powered by Tudor’s in-house, Manufacture Caliber MT5612, and for the first time the Black Bay S&G model also introduces a date function to the Black Bay family.



I didn’t really give this a lot of thought before. Like me, a few of you might feel that the addition of a big white date window kinda’ ruins the look of the watch, but ballers need to know what the correct date is, right?



This special model actually celebrates 60 years of TUDOR dive watches and is available in a couple or more variants that include; a champagne (gold) dial with an S&G bracelet priced 4750CHF and a black dial on a distressed leather band priced 3600CHF.



Unfortunately you can’t get the black NATO with the gold pin-stripe running through its middle (which incidentally looks ridiculously cool) that comes with the new Black Bay FIFTY-EIGHT.



The Black Bay S&G is enhanced with some little bits of bling here and there: a unidirectional diver’s bezel in Yellow Gold with a 60-minute graduated matte black anodized aluminum inlay and a gold dive-time scale.

BTW, why isn't Tudor using ceramic on these models? Is that going to come later or is it exclusive to sibling brand, Rolex?



And a Yellow Gold screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose engraved and lacquered in black, with black anodized aluminum winding crown tube.



And of course the bracelet of the Black Bay S&G which is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s.



Two further looks are available: a brown aged leather strap and folding clasp or brown fabric strap made using a traditional Jacquard technique.



Thoughts? Is this something you'd wear. Two-tone diver's are really popular at the moment. Omega, Breitling, Rolex and Tudor all have nice offerings in this department, but which one would you get?

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