At Baselworld 2018, Tudor introduced the Black Bay to world time by adding a new GMT function. Sporting a distinctive, burgundy and blue bezel, the new Tudor Black Bay GMT Ref. 79830RB is also equipped with a new manufacture movement.
New Tudor Black Bay GMT Ref. 79830RB
Tudor is expanding its Black Bay line by presenting a model with a highly functional complication: a multiple time-zone function – also known as a GMT function – that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Recognisable by its rotatable bezel, which derives its deep blue and burgundy colour theme from other models in the Black Bay line, but in a matt version, the Black Bay GMT Ref. 79830RB is also a nod to the early days of this watchmaking function.
The essentials of Black Bay GMT
Additional time zones are indicated by a red snowflake hand, Tudor’s aesthetic hallmark. The twelve daylight hours are printed on the burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue. With a steel case, 41 mm in diameter, the Black Bay GMT Ref. 79830RB model is waterproof to 200 metres. Its contrasting black dial means that it is legible in all conditions, including night-time, thanks to its luminescent hour markers. The dial features a GMT marker at 6 o’clock.
The manufacture calibre MT5652
A new Manufacture Calibre with the reference MT5652 has been developed by Tudor for the new Tudor Black Bay GMT Ref. 79830RB model. This introduces a new function to the line of Tudor Manufacture Calibres, an apt demonstration of Tudor’s approach to technical development. The integration of new functions is allowed by a flexible architecture, rather than by adding ever more complicated modules. A defining detail and a must for purist watch enthusiasts. With a 70-hour power reserve, a wearer can take off the watch on Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to re-set and wind it.
The famous heritage of Black Bay
Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay GMT Ref. 79830RB features a dial inspired by the Tudor divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. They adopt the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as snowflake that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Lastly, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of Tudor divers’ watches to be waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), is also adopted in this new model. The Black Bay line is the result of the subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking.
New Tudor Black Bay GMT is available in three combinations: with steel bracelet, brown leather strap and dark blue strap with burgundy insert in the middle.
Tudor is Born To Dare
In 2017, Tudor launched a new campaign with the “Born To Dare” signature. It reflects both the history of the brand and what it stands for today. It tells the adventures of individuals who have achieved the extraordinary on land, on ice, in the air or underwater, with a Tudor watch on their wrists. It also refers to the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Tudor, who manufactured Tudor watches to withstand the most extreme conditions, watches made for the most daring lifestyles. It is testimony to Tudor’s singular approach to watchmaking, which has made it what it is today. At the cutting edge of the watchmaking industry, its innovations are now essential benchmarks. The Tudor “Born To Dare” spirit is supported throughout the world by first class ambassadors, whose life achievements result directly from a daring approach to life.
Tudor is a Swiss made watch brand, offering mechanical watches with sophisticated style, proven reliability and unique value for money. The origins of the Tudor brand date back to 1926, when ‘The Tudor’ was first registered on behalf of the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf. He created the Montres TUDOR SA Company in 1946 to offer watches with the quality and dependability of a Rolex, at a more accessible price point. Throughout their history, Tudor watches have been chosen by the boldest adventurers and seasoned professionals alike. Today, the Tudor collection includes emblematic lines such as Black Bay, Heritage, Pelagos, Glamour and 1926 and, since 2015, it has offered mechanical manufacture movements with many diverse functions.
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