The new Black Bay Ceramic from Tudor is an excellent reflection of the brand’s technical expertise.
Tudor recently launched the Black Bay Ceramic, a piece that genuinely combines contemporary aesthetic and high-tech details with the brand’s rich heritage. The timepiece is a welcome addition to almost seven decades of diving watches as smooth functioning meets a modern look in this exquisite timepiece.
This striking timepiece comes with a matte black ceramic case with sand-blasted surfaces and bevelled edges. A mirror polish creates a striking contrast, while pronounced lines give it a contemporary and elegant aesthetic. The insert of the rotatable bezel is also black ceramic and comes with a sunray satin finish. The rotor in black tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.
The Black Bay Ceramic is built with the precision Tudor is known for and designed to ensure optimal durability and robustness. Its variable inertia balance is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixing. Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U can function within a tolerance range of 5 seconds (0 +5).
One of the piece’s signature features is its ‘weekend-proof’ power reserve — it has been certified for 70 hours by METAS, which means you can take the watch off on a Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to wind it.
The Black Bay Ceramic is waterproof to 200 metres and ensures smooth functioning when exposed to a magnetic field of 15 000 gauss and precision following exposure. It has certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) for precision at two temperatures, in six different positions and at two different levels of power reserve: 100% and 33%.
THE HERITAGE A nod to Tudor’s heritage, the Black Bay Ceramic has angular ‘snowflake’ hands, which first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. This subtle inclusion of a traditional element blends beautifully with the watch’s otherwise contemporary and high-tech aesthetic. The conception is neo-vintage, while the manufacturing techniques, reliability and precision are very much in line with modern standards.