The emblematic diving watch
The emblematic diving watch
Sixty years of TUDOR diving history distilled into one truly iconic watch. The Black Bay is powered by a mechanical movement manufactured by TUDOR.
The original Black Bay first launched in 2012 with a burgundy bezel and it was given the Manufacture Calibre treatment in 2016. 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.
Comprehensive Independent Certification and High Standards
METAS Master Chronometer certification is comprehensive and covers the main functional characteristics of a watch including precision, resistance to magnetic fields, waterproofness and power reserve. Its standards are incredibly high, starting with precision. In order to qualify, a watch must be able to function within a 5-second range of variation each day (0 +5), that is to say 5 seconds less than the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) (-4 +6) carried out on a single movement and a second less than TUDOR's internal standard, which is applied to the brand's models with a Manufacture Calibre (-2 +4). The certification also guarantees the timekeeping accuracy of a watch subjected to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. Finally, it also guarantees that the waterproof capability claimed by the manufacturer conforms with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22810:2010, as does the power reserve of each Master Chronometer watch.
The Manufacture Calibre MT5602-U
The Manufacture Calibre MT5602-U, which powers the Black Bay, displays hour, minute and seconds functions. It offers the general look and feel of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres with dedicated sun laser design and bears the Master Chronometer mention on its bridges, emphasizing its distinctive performance. Its rotor is fashioned in tungsten monobloc and is overworked. It also features the distinctive laser radial grooving with sand-blasted details. Its bridges and mainplane have alternate sand-blasted and polished surfaces and laser decorations.
Steel Bracelets or Rubber Strap, all with "T-FIT"
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. Easy to use, requiring no tools and offering five positions, this practical system allows wearers to carry out a fine, instant adjustment of the total length of the bracelet along an adjustment window of 8mm. The clasp features ceramic ball bearings that ensure a smooth and secure closure in addition to adding a pleasing tactile element to the action of the clasp.
TUDOR at Lee Michaels
We have been honored to carry a selection of the most popular and bestselling TUDOR watch styles for men and women online and at select Lee Michaels locations for more than a decade. TUDOR watches can be shopped online with complimentary shipping and gift wrapping at our location in Mississippi, at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie outside of New Orleans in Louisiana, at our Bocage Boulevard location on the corner of Jefferson Highway and Corporate Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at our location at ABQ Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in San Antonio, Texas at the Shops at La Cantera and at The Alamo Quarry Market.