Watches and Wonders 2022: Tudor grows Black Bay collection for urban explorers
By: Gloria Fung
April 27, 2022
Tudor’s Black Bay collection continues to expand with a new addition, the Black Bay Pro. The new reference features an all-new aesthetics that echos the utilitarian charm of the Black Bay line
The Watch features a GMT and a fixed 24-hour bezel- the second time zone is indicated by the bright yellow snowflake hand. The shorter, pale snowflake hand tells the hour of the home time. A third hand indicates the minutes while the date aperture coincides with the central hour hand.
The GMT hand can be adjusted through the crown forward or backwards without disrupting the central hour and minute hands. The screw-down crown, a new feature for the Black Bay series, enables enhanced water resistance of up to 200 meters.
The dial design is clean and sleek, featuring ceramic luminescent hour markers and dial details; the hands are also painted in the same luminescent finish. Across a matte black dial, the cream-coloured details offer a positively vintage appeal to the timepiece.
At 39 mm, slightly smaller than its Black Bay counterparts, the Black Bay Pro houses an in-house automatic movement with 70 hours of power reserve.
In line with Black Bay DNA, the timepiece is designed to reflect utilitarian practicality and does so with the three strap options. The Black Bay Pro features three options for straps, each of which has the ability to transform the look of the piece for different occasions.
Perfect for underwater activities, the rubber and fabric strap can withstand different elements. In contrast, the fabric Nato strap in black with a yellow stripe down its centre provides a lightweight option for those who intend to take the Black Bay Pro on adventures and excursions.
The case-matching stainless steel bracelet comes with a new T-Fit clasp that allows quick micro-adjustments to fit any occasion or weather.