Introducing: The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-8 925, With A Silver Case & Crystal Caseback

Fast Take

The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-8 925 is Tudor’s first-ever dive watch with a silver case (and considered one of two new valuable metallic Black Bay Fifty-8 watches launched as of late). It pairs that case with a heat taupe dial and bezel, which provide the watch a glance this is moderately softer general than your standard steel-and-black diver. This is not a watch that hits you over the pinnacle with how superior and technical it’s – fairly, it whispers about how subtle and sensible it’s.

The silver alloy case has the similar common profile as that of previous BB58 fashions (together with the OG and closing yr’s Navy Blue), even though it is a hair thicker at 12.7mm, as opposed to 11.9mm. That is for just right explanation why, even though: This Black Bay Fifty-8 925 has a glass show back, letting you notice the MT5400 manufacture movement inside of.

This is not one thing we are used to seeing from Tudor (or its sibling, Rolex), however I feel it is a a laugh concept for a watch like this. The BB58 925 is obviously no longer supposed to be a device watch in a literal sense, so opening issues up and letting lovers recognize the caliber makes sense. That movement, by means of the way in which, is technically the similar because the caliber MT5402 that is within the closed-back BB58 fashions, nevertheless it has a moderately better baseplate in order that it correctly fills the glass window.

The Black Bay Fifty-8 925 is to be had on considered one of two bands – leather-based or cloth with a silver clasp – and is priced at $4,300. This implies you are paying a $925 top rate for the silver case and show back over a regular steel BB58 on band or strap (and a $600 top rate over a kind of on a strap). At the different hand, that new gold BB58 will set you back a groovy $16,800, making this silver type seem like a significant cut price by means of comparability.

Preliminary Ideas

I completely love this watch. Ok, love could be a powerful phrase for one thing that I have observed on a pc display screen for approximately 12 minutes, however I am beautiful rattling serious about it. First off, sterling silver is an improbable fabric for a watch case. The entire “it is too comfortable” naysayers available in the market will have to take a look at how nice it seems to be and feels at the wrist, to not point out the comfortable, heat patina {that a} silver case earns after years of wear. Additionally, it is a proprietary Tudor alloy, and I am positive it is going to wear lots difficult for the desk-divers available in the market. (FYI, Tudor says that their silver alloy may not display the standard indicators of aging, and that it is maximized for “luminance,” so I will be very curious to look what those seem like in-the-metal as of late vs. 10 years down the street.)

Pairing the case with the taupe dial and bezel will only magnify the silver’s strong point. I additionally like that you simply get a touch of that antique tropical impact with out it veering into self-parody territory. From what I will see within the equipped press pics, the specific color of taupe manages to really feel each old-school and recent on the identical time, which is a truly sensible tick. Each antique lovers and other folks on the lookout for a sleeker dive watch gets onboard.

Now if only there have been a sterling silver strap to finish the parcel…

The Fundamentals

Logo: Tudor
Type: Black Bay Fifty-8 925
Reference Quantity: 79010SG

Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 12.7mm
Case Cloth: 925 Silver (proprietary Tudor alloy)
Dial Tone: Taupe
Indexes: Implemented
Luminosity: Sure, on hands and hour markers
Water Resistance: 200 meters (660 toes)
Band/Band: Brown grain leather-based band or taupe and silver cloth band with silver clasp

The Movement

Caliber: MT5400
Purposes: Hours, minutes, seconds
Diameter: 30.3mm
Thickness: 5mm
Energy Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automated
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Jewels: 27
COSC Chronometer Qualified

Pricing & Availability

Worth: $4,300
Availability: From as of late at Tudor outlets international
Restricted Version: No

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