This year Tudor doesn't want to stop surprising us. After presenting two new ones just a few months ago Black Bay Fifty-Eight, the new ones Black Bay Chrono, a Black Bay in ceramic with METAS certification here is the new TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze reference 79012m.
The most attentive observers know that it is certainly not the first time that Tudor has used bronze in its models Black Bay, and it's true. But this new edition is mounted on the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, therefore with a smaller case, and for the first time a completely bronze bracelet is expected, with a new type of clasp with quick “T-Fit” adjustment. Let's analyze the new features introduced in detail.
Let's start by cash 39 mm in diameter in bronze, with a satin finish, much loved by enthusiasts due to its proportions that draw on the first Tudor diver models, in particular the reference 7924 "Big Crown". The material used is composed of an aluminum alloy and bronze, used in naval engineering for submerged parts that require particular resistance to corrosion, such as propellers.
But what makes this material so fascinating is the effect that time will give to the case and bracelet: a light patina, which will be different and unique depending on the habits of the wearer.
Il clock face opaque "bronze-brown" color, it is concentric shaded from the outside towards the center and is framed by the bezel insert that recalls the same shades of the indexes and "Snowflake" hands coated with Swiss Super-LumiNova® grade A.
Il movement equipped on the new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze, is the MT 5400: automatic movement with bidirectional tungsten oscillating weight, power reserve of 70 hours, COSC certified, with a daily rate deviation of between -2 and +4 seconds when the watch is fully assembled.
But the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze is also the first Tudor model in a metal other than steel, to have a bracelet made entirely of bronze. In addition to the classic rivets, now the trademark of Tudor bracelets, this new edition is equipped with a redesigned closure in satin bronze with TUDOR "T-fit" for quick length adjustment in 5 positions. This system allows the wearer to instantly vary the length of the bracelet.
For those who want to lighten the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze, will be able to count on a additional strap in jacquard fabric “bronze-brown” color included.
The new TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze on the wrist is simply perfect. For a wrist like mine (17,5cm) it is well proportioned and very comfortable thanks to its weight and a really comfortable bracelet. This edition, which will only be available in TUDOR Boutiques, in Italy in Tudor boutique in Rome, in my opinion embodies all the qualities of Tudor: a captivating and fascinating tool watch, which does not pretend to be admired for its intrinsic value, but for its uniqueness.
As written a few lines above, this particular Bronze - Aluminum alloy will give a unique patina to each watch. For the most skeptical, who are still afraid to approach this material due to its oxidation: it seems that this process will be minimal and limited to a certain period of time beyond which it will stop.
The new Black Bay Fifty-Eight equipped with a bracelet and including a jacquard strap, is priced at 4 euros. It can be said that the quality/price ratio is as always competitive and in line with the Tudor philosophy.
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze
Glass: Sapphire, domed
Water resistance: 200m
Movemento: Automatic Cal. MT5400
Power reserve: about 70 hours
Price: 4,350 Euros, available only in Tudor Boutiques