Presented at Baselworld 2018, TUDOR’s famous Black Bay divers’ watch is
now available with a new GMT function that establishes local time
without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Fitted with
the Manufacture Calibre MT5652, the Black Bay GMT sports a distinctive burgundy and blue bezel.
Designed to withstand the elements
Black Bay GMT features a 41 mm satin-brushed steel case, waterproof to
200 metres (660 ft). Luminescent hour markers set against the black dial
ensure legibility at night-time -- and in all conditions. The dial
features a GMT marker at 6 o’clock.
The Essence of Black Bay
other models in the Black Bay family, the Black Bay GMT features a dial
inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches of the 1950s. It adopts the
characteristic angular hands known to collectors as snowflake, that
appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the large winding
crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches
to be waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), is also presented in this new
A 24-Hour Rotatable Bezel
Black Bay GMT features a matt burgundy and blue bezel, colours commonly
found within the Black Bay family. The bidirectional rotatable bezel is
calibrated for 24 hours: the twelve daylight hours are printed on the
burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue. Additional time
zones are indicated by a red Snowflake hand, which spins around the dial
in 24 hours.
The Manufacture Calibre MT5652
manufacture calibre MT5652 was designed by TUDOR specifically for the
Black Bay GMT model, introducing a new function to the line of TUDOR
The Calibre MT5652
has the appearance and finish typical of TUDOR manufacture calibres.
Its openwork rotor is satin-brushed with sand-blasted details and its
bridges and mainplate have alternate polished sand-blasted surfaces and
laser decorations. Its structure was designed to ensure robustness,
longevity and reliability, as has its variable inertia balance, which is
maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation.
Featuring a 70-hour power reserve, the manufacture calibre MT5652 is
certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954 and the launch of
reference 7922. The first in a long line of ergonomic, legible,
accurate and robust divers’ watches, it perfectly embodies the approach
formulated by the American architect Louis Sullivan, according to whom
the form of an object must follow its function. Furthermore, it laid
down the aesthetic and technical foundations of an ideal divers’ watch,
those of an understated, functional and reliable tool. The sixty years
that followed the launch of the original 7922 saw the constant
improvement of the TUDOR divers’ watch and each model gained unanimous
acclaim from professionals in the field, including some of the greatest
military navies in the world.
The distinctive Black Bay GMT captures the essence of the Black Bay in version for world travellers.
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