Tu­dor Black Bay Fifty-Eight is the com­plete pack­age

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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.

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