Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight is the complete package
MUSCAT: Tudor recently added Black Bay Fifty-Eight as an additional model to its Black Bay line that follows in the vein of the brand’s first divers’ watches.
Back in 1954, Tudor set out on a new path— one, which would eventually contribute to the forging of a legend. It was in that year that the brand’s first divers’ watch, the Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner reference 7922, saw the light of day. This particular watch — the first generation of Tudor Submariners — saw numerous versions, and through them, a notable advance in terms of performance. And now in 2018, Tudor has introduced the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, which is named after the year where Tudor’s first divers’ watch with a waterproof rating of 200m —reference 7924 — was introduced.
The new model has a 39mm diameter case, in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. It comes in a new colour combination. Upfront, finishing touches in gold have been applied to the hour markers, hands and minute track of the black and steel bezel, as a nod to the time when Tudor divers’ watches were first being made. Further cementing the Fifty-Eight’s stature as a bona fide diving watch, the inscription “200m 660ft” is displayed prominently at the 6 o’clock position on the black domed dial as a reminder of the watch’s waterproof qualities. Another noteworthy variation is that the winding crown tube of the Fifty-Eight is made using satin-brushed steel, in keeping with the style of the case and winding crown, which bears the Tudor rose logo. A new Tudor manufacture movement MT5402 drives this superbly crafted timepiece that is created in line with the most dedicated watchmaking traditions.
Apart from a 70-hour power reserve, the high-performance movement also features a nonmagnetic silicon balance spring and is certified by the Swiss Official chronometer Testing Institute, COSC.
To know more about the Tudor range, you can visit Khimji’s Watches, exclusive dealers of Tudor in Oman.