TUDOR introduces the Black Bay P01, a watch based on a legendary prototype develop in the late 1960s and proposed to the US Navy, and in so doing lifts the veil on a little-known aspect of its history.
A HISTORIC PROTOTYPE REVISITED
1967, TUDOR, who had been supplying the US Navy with divers' watches
since the late 1950s, began development of a new watch needed to meet a
set of specifications required by the American government and
incorporated the results of the latest research carried out by the
brand's engineers. This resulted in the production of prototypes, as
well as a patent for a hitherto unseen function. The ambitious project,
which carried the code name "Commando", never came to fruition. In 2019,
the TUDOR Black Bay P01 model – which stands for prototype 1 – is
inspired by a prototype developed as part of this study and kept in the
brand's archives, only to have its unique aesthetic brought to life 50
years later. The Black Bay P01 reflects the exploratory nature of the
project, a cross between a divers' watch and a sailing watch.
Manufacture Calibre MT5612
Hybrid leather and rubber strap
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
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