New: Tudor Novelties from Watches & Wonders 2024

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Tudor is a brand that has seen massive interest over the last decade. This is all thanks to the incredible watches that they produce – and at a reasonable price point to boot. So, what have they offered to the horological scene this Watches & Wonders?

Press Release with commentary in italics. Images courtesy of Tudor.

In this year’s edition of Watches & Wonders, Tudor had expanded its Black Bay and Clair de Rose collection with new colourways.

Black Bay 58 GMT

We have always been fans of the Black Bay 58 GMT, and the new colourway – which features the signature “Coke” bezel insert – is a welcoming addition to the line-up. Besides the iconic black and burgundy colours on the bezel insert, Tudor had taken a step further with the inclusion of gilt numerals. The end result is a stunning timepiece, which is subtle (unlike the “Pepsi” variant) and yet offers something that has a personality.

Another interesting touch to the new Black Bay 58 GMT is its dial. Now, the dial has a cleaner look, as the bottom portion has only two lines of inscription (instead of the usual three). We actually prefer this look, and it is certainly more elegant as compared to its other Black Bay 58 GMT brethren.

The Black Bay 58 GMT is certainly an appealing watch, and one that we will highly recommend to budding collectors who are looking for a functional and handsome looking timepiece. The 39mm case – which is a first for this collection – in the cherry on top of the cake. Prices begin at S$6,320, and we really think that this Tudor offers a lot for its price. We would go further and say that this is our favourite timepiece from Tudor, amongst its novelties this year.

Press Release

Meet the all-new, Master Chronometer certified Black Bay 58 GMT. With a 39mm diameter case and a bidirectional bezel festooned with warm hues reminiscent of the golden age of air travel, it’s the answer to your jet-setting prayers.

TUDOR is introducing an additional model to the Black Bay line, the Black Bay 58 GMT. This entirely new model is evocative of an era when the novelty of jet-setting across time zones was matched by glamorous and elegant style. It is fitted with TUDOR’s new mid-size GMT Manufacture Calibre paired with warm hues of burgundy, black, and gilt on the bezel. The universally appealing case of the Black Bay 58 has become the model’s calling card, and now it comes in GMT form.

The Black Bay 58 is named after the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres, the reference 7924, dubbed the “Big Crown”, was introduced. Among other aesthetic allusions to this famous historic watch, this model has a 39mm diameter case, in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. The watch is the perfect match for a GMT function, and with the Black Bay 58 GMT, the jet-setter’s ultimate function comes with a touch of mid-century elegance. The bezel is burgundy and black with a gilt 24-hour scale, keeping with the general design language of the Black Bay line. The design is reminiscent of a time when TUDOR divers’ watches were first being made and jet planes were moving through time zones and delivering interlopers to destinations they could only dream of, faster than ever before. Finishing gilt touches have been applied to the hour markers, hands, and hour markers of the bicolour bezel. Another fan-favourite touch that remains on the Black Bay 58 GMT is the winding crown, which bears the TUDOR rose logo in relief.

Black Bay

Tudor had introduced the monochrome colourway to the latest iteration of the Black Bay. This version is the third generation of the ever-popular Black Bay, which first made its debut last year with the burgundy variant.

There is something about the look of this Black Bay. It may be simple, but everything just feels right about the timepiece. It has beautiful proportions, with classic touches such as the “big crown” and “snowflake” hands. Prices begin at S$6,070, and this is an excellent timepiece for purists who like a simple yet well-made tool watch.

Press Release

TUDOR introduces the newest iteration of the Black Bay in monochrome. Representing the latest in Black Bay, this model features evolved design elements, a “T-fit” clasp and is Master Chronometer certified by METAS.

The original Black Bay first launched in 2012 and was given the Manufacture Calibre treatment in 2016. Now it is offered in a third evolution cementing the aesthetic and technical future of the line. Alongside the third-generation Black Bay with burgundy bezel, this new iteration features a monochromatic look with an inky black dial and applied rhodium-plated hour markers and hands for a modern aesthetic. Named Black Bay, this emblematic design in the TUDOR collection is another example of TUDOR’s expert command of one of the industry’s most demanding standards in terms of chronometry and resistance to magnetic fields. Tested by the Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS, the Black Bay brings together cutting-edge watchmaking technology with design elements inspired by TUDOR’s nearly seven-decade heritage of making robust professional diving watches.

Black Bay 58 18K

Tudor had refreshed Black Bay 58 18K, this time with a bracelet in solid gold. This definitely takes the Black Bay 58 18K to the next level, although at S$46,200, this is the priciest Tudor timepiece in its repertoire. It is a nice watch for sure, but at S$46,200 – there are certainly many questions that one might have for this timepiece. After all, it is indeed a lot of money, and there are certainly many sublime watches that cost a lot less than this solid gold watch. Then again, value is relative, and only an individual can answer if this is worth the price tag or not.

Press Release

TUDOR introduces a bold version of its popular model, the Black Bay 58, in 18 ct yellow gold with an open case back, Manufacture Calibre and now a solid gold bracelet, complete with “T-fit” clasp.

The name Black Bay 58 18K is, of course, a reference to the precious metal of its case and bracelet, but also to 1958, the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced. The Black Bay 58 18K is also the first TUDOR divers’ watch to be made in 18 ct solid yellow gold, offered with an open case back. And now it comes with a matching all satin-finished 18 ct yellow gold bracelet to boot.

Clair de Rose

Press Release

TUDOR revisits the feminine Clair de Rose line with the addition of new, brand-signature blue dials. Available exclusively in stainless steel with mechanical movements, these new configurations come in three sizes, each with two designs.

Clair de Rose is a classic TUDOR line whose name poetically refers to both clair de lune, “moonlight” in French, and the historical logo of the brand, a rose, combining the two in a playful way. In 2024, the family gets a brand-new “TUDOR Blue” dial. In a classic, refined and timeless spirit, it uses the brand’s historic aesthetic codes without straying from the gentle curves of its middle case and its striking winding crown, which on this model is set with a blue spinel cabochon. Available in three sizes, 26, 30 and 34 millimeters in diameter, it presents opaline and now “TUDOR Blue” dials with delicate decorations in relief, punctuated with Roman numerals or diamonds. Clair de Rose is fitted with a self-winding movement complete with date function and is available exclusively in stainless steel.


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