Arianne Baker - 26/05
Time For A New Watch | The New Tudor Black Bay Ceramic Watch
Tudor introduces the launch of their first ever Master Chronometer watch; The Black Bay Ceramic model, an extraordinary watch and symbol of the brand's technical expertise, with a case in matt black ceramic, a Manufacture Calibre and a Master Chronometer certification from METAS. We're here to talk about its new, impressive features and all things which make it stand out in the world of watches.
The watch showcases a high-tech look
Aesthetically, the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic combines contemporary, high-tech details with subtle references to its significant heritage.
Its matt black monobloc ceramic case has sand-blasted surfaces with bevelled edges, mirror-polished for a striking contrast, and is finished with very pronounced lines.
The insert of its rotatable bezel is also in black ceramic with a sun-ray satin finish.
The Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U
It shows a dedicated finish typical, entirely in black, in line with the general appearance of the watch, emphasising its high level of performance. Its rotor in black tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and main plate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.
Its build is designed to ensure robustness and precision, as is its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixing. Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U is able to function within a tolerance range of 5 seconds (0 +5).Another notable feature is that the power reserve of the Manufacture MT5602-1U Calibre is "weekend-proof"; that is to say, it has been certified for 70 hours by METAS , which enables the wearer to take the watch off on a Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. Even if you need a weekend away, your watch does not.
The essence of Black Bay
Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Black Bay Ceramic adopts TUDOR's characteristic angular hands known as "Snowflake" that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic. Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together almost seven decades of TUDOR diving watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finish are above modern industry standards.
|SWISS made||Swiss made|
|Precision||Certification by the SWISS Official Chronometer Testing institute (COSC) Precision at two temperatures, in six different positions and at two different levels of power reserve: 100% and 33%/ Precision at two temperatures, in six different positions and at two different levels of power reserve: 100% and 33%|
|Anti-Magnetism||Smooth functioning when exposed to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss and precision following exposure|
|Waterproofness||Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft) in accordance with ISO standard 22810:2010|
|Power reserve||70-hour power reserve|