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TUDOR introduces the newest Black Bay, the latest technical and aesthetic evolution of the emblematic diving watch with a burgundy bezel. 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 with a burgundy bezel and it was given the Manufacture Calibre treatment in 2015. Now it returns in a third evolution foreshadowing the aesthetic and technical future of the line. 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.

The Black Bay with burgundy bezel remains one of TUDOR’s most recognized and recognizable models. In its latest iteration, named Black Bay, the case keeps the original proportions of a 41mm in diameter case with a thinner profile. The unidirectional rotatable bezel offers very prehensible sides, and its insert shows subtly curved numerals aligning with the outline of the outer ring. However, the aesthetic details don’t stop at case dimensions and bezel. The seconds hand recalls the look of the early diving watches of the brand with a lollipop design while the satin black dial is subtly radial brushed for a very subtle shine under direct light. Ergonomics have evolved as well, with a redesigned crown, reminiscent of the curves found on the crowns of the brand's historical technical watches, that is set flush to the middle case band so that its tube is not visible.

The Black Bay comes fitted with either an entirely satin brushed three-link steel bracelet or a five-oval-shaped-link brushed and polished steel bracelet, both complete with the TUDOR “T-fit” clasp equipped with a system for rapid length adjustment. A black rubber strap option is also available for the Black Bay. The strap comes in three sizes complete with TUDOR “T-fit” clasp, and for the perfect fit, it can be cut down to the exact size of the wearer’s wrist. On the inside it features the signature snowflake motif for added grip, and it is form-fitted specifically for the Black Bay.

Tudor - Black Bay 54


TUDOR presents a new addition to the Black Bay line that embodies the purest modern expression of the brand’s first-ever dive watch. In 1954, the reference 7922 was released, today the Black Bay 54 recalls this model with a 37mm case and a Manufacture Calibre.

While the Black Bay line references a range of TUDOR’s early dive watches, the all-new Black Bay 54 is the most true-to-form example of TUDOR’s first dive watch, the reference 7922. The 37mm case retains the classic proportions of yesteryear yet boasts the technical prowess of TUDOR’s time-only Manufacture Calibre MT5400 and a 200m depth rating. True to form, the unidirectional bezel is devoid of any graduated hash marks, echoing the days of the early '50 when SCUBA diving was in its infancy and TUDOR produced a watch for those daring enough to engage with the burgeoning sport. The new aesthetic details, however, don’t stop at the case dimensions and bezel. The seconds hand recalls the look of the original with a lollipop design. A choice of stainless steel three-link “rivet-style” bracelet or rubber strap, both with TUDOR “T-fit” rapid adjustment clasp. Ergonomics have evolved as well, with a redesigned crown and bezel, both featuring historical proportions.

Tudor - Black Bay 31

BLACK BAY 31/36/39/41

TUDOR presents a new version of its Black Bay line in steel with a fixed bezel. All fitted with Manufacture Calibres, the models come in four sizes, with a five-link bracelet and clasp with rapid adjustment.

he Black Bay 31/36/39/41 models bring a unique aesthetic to the Black Bay line. The curved cases feature a combination of finishes that elevates the watch in a contemporary fashion and offers a design language that slightly departs from the brand’s iconic tool watch spirit to embrace a sophisticated, versatile, unisex chic look and feel. Fitted with Manufacture Calibres these models are at the cutting edge of technical watchmaking refinement. Another important feature for optimum comfort is the five-link bracelet which comes with the TUDOR “T-fit” clasp, with rapid adjustment, in all sizes. New for this year is an array of sunray dials that further push the watch in a stylish direction. Depending on whether the dial is blue, anthracite, or light champagne-coloured, the minute track is rendered in a contrasting colour that evokes a certain warmth to the design.

Tudor - Black Bay GMT


TUDOR is expanding the Black Bay GMT line with a new, whimsical dial in opaline to match the distinctive burgundy and blue bezel. It’s also equipped with a steadfast Manufacture Calibre.

The TUDOR Black Bay GMT is made of the right stuff. First off, it sports an incredibly useful multiple time-zone complication – 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 borrows its deep blue and burgundy colour scheme from other models in the Black Bay line, but in a matte version, the Black Bay GMT is also a nod to the early days of this high-flying aesthetic.

Now TUDOR has added the option of an all-new opaline dial that perfectly complements the iconic colour scheme of the Black Bay GMT. Opaline isn’t quite white, instead there’s a slight silvery hint to the dial. Through a galvanic process, a matte white-grey finish is applied to the dial, and the marker surrounds are darkened to create a noticeable contrast. Beyond being reminiscent of the mid-century boom in commercial aviation, the charming opaline dial is highly legible.

Additional time zones are indicated by a red “Snowflake” GMT hand, TUDOR's aesthetic hallmark, which rotates around the dial in 24 hours, as well as a bidirectional rotatable bezel that is also calibrated for 24 hours. The twelve daylight hours are printed on the burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue.

With a steel case, 41mm in diameter, the Black Bay GMT model is waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft) and designed to withstand the elements. Its winding crown tube is in satin-brushed steel, new for the Black Bay line and aesthetically in keeping with the case and winding crown. Its contrasting opaline dial means that it is legible in all conditions, including night-time, thanks to its luminescent hour markers.

For the Black Bay GMT, TUDOR has selected a black strap with a woven burgundy accent matching the bezel. The model is also available fitted with a stainless-steel bracelet inspired by the folding riveted bracelets made by TUDOR in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tudor - Royal


With its integrated metal bracelet, notched or diamond-set bezel and automatic movement, the TUDOR Royal range is the epitome of versatile and affordable sport-chic, and now there are two more exciting dial variants joining the range: Chocolate Brown and Salmon.

TUDOR has expanded the dial range of the much-loved Royal to include radial-brushed salmon and chocolate brown dials that offer an unexpected and exquisite aesthetic. The Royal range offers self-winding, sporty, and chic watches with integrated bracelets that are as affordable as they are aesthetically sophisticated. Boasting first-class technical performance and a refined aesthetic, this line sits at the crossroads between classic and sports watches. Royal was a name first used by TUDOR in the 1950s to emphasize the superior quality of its watches, which stands until today. It comes in stainless steel or gold and steel and is offered in four sizes with a total of thirteen possible dials for every personality.

The TUDOR Royal range form’s part the brand’s uncompromising heritage, promising its future owner no less than the best possible quality at the best possible price. Made in Switzerland from a block of one of the most robust stainless steels in existence, 316L steel, the case of the TUDOR Royal models is waterproof in all circumstances and to 100 metres (330 feet) below sea level thanks to its screw-down crown and caseback. The movement – the pinnacle of Swiss watchmaking expertise – is finely decorated despite not being visible and is adjusted to the highest chronometry standards in the watchmaking industry. Finally, the smooth and seamless five-link metal bracelet stands out thanks to the quality of its design, manufacturing, and finish.

Available in four satin-brushed and polished case diameters in 316L stainless steel or 316L stainless steel and yellow gold: 28mm, 34mm, 38mm and 41mm. Signature notched bezel in 316L stainless steel or yellow gold, and diamond-set bezel for the 28mm version. There is a variety of sunray satin finishes—including two brand new colours: salmon and chocolate brown, and mother-of-pearl dials with applied or diamond Roman numerals. Baton hands with Grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material. Integrated five-link satin-brushed and polished bracelet in 316L stainless steel or yellow gold and 316L stainless steel.

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In Conversation with Christophe Chevalier, Head of PR at TUDOR

We are delighted to be joined by Christophe Chevalier, Head of PR at TUDOR to discuss this year’s new releases at Watches and Wonders. Christophe shares what’s new from TUDOR, his current favourite watch and an insight into his thoughts on TUDOR as a brand.

What can you tell us about the new launches?

This year TUDOR has two headliners: the Black Bay 54, a master chronometer entirely reimagined Black Bay with burgundy, and the new Black Bay, a 37mm watch which adds to the options in the Black Bay line. The TUDOR Black Bay models embody the purest modern expression of the brand’s first-ever dive watch, designed with quality in mind and available on steel bracelets or rubber straps.

What else in new for TUDOR in 2023?

Within the TUDOR Royal collection for this year, we’re introducing two new coloured dials. These are light salmon in stainless steel and chocolate brown for the steel and gold version.

How would you describe TUDOR in three words?

Quality. Robustness. Accessibility.

What timepiece are you wearing right now?

I am wearing the all-new 37mm Black Bay 54, a nod to the first diving watch TUDOR ever produced in 1954.

Is there any big news for TUDOR in 2024?

Aside from our new exciting product, we have just opened a brand-new manufacturer in Switzerland. It extremely state-of-the-art, combining traditional know-how of watchmakers with the very best in technology.

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