The popular Black Bay 58 now in blue….
On the 1st of July, 2020, Tudor has unveiled to the world the latest and much anticipated Black Bay Fifty-Eight Blue (Ref. 79030B-001). Ever since leaked pictures and renditions made it to the web, the watch world has been very much looking forward to its release. Now, it’s finally here.
WatchAdvice had the chance to get up close and personal with the latest edition to the Black Bay line, with a brief overview and personal photos. A full review of the timepiece itself will make its way soon, so stay tuned for that!
The latest edition of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is a blue rendition of the original Black Bay Fifty-Eight (Ref. 79030N) launched in 2018. The original Black Bay Fifty-Eight was designed to represent Tudor’s first divers watches from the 1950s. This meant that the dimensions and aesthetics were kept to the 1950s originals as much as possible. The 2018 Black Bay Fifty-Eight model was considered one of the best watches on the market in its price bracket. The quality of finishing, in-house movement followed by what is an iconic dial design, the watch was deservedly loved by watch fans all around. This is what made the new blue edition so eagerly anticipated.
Aside from the aesthetic difference of the dial, the new blue edition is very much the same as The Black Bay Fifty-Eight (Ref. 79030N). It features the same 39mm steel case with a polished and satin finish; it also retains the same unidirectional rotatable bezel with 60-minute graduated disc, now in almost a matte blue colour. The markings are done in white for that clean crisp contrast. The hour indices, minute, seconds and hour hands are all kept the same as ref. 79030N, with the only change being the dial colour is now blue. The blue certainly is refreshing and looks quite amazing when trying it on in person. The dial blue is slightly darker than the bezel, giving two different tones of blue to the overall look.
The movement used to power the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Blue (Ref. 79030B-001) is Tudor’s own in-house Manufacture Calibre MT5402. The Manufacture Calibre MT5402 was released in 2018 for the Black Bay Fifty-Eight (Ref. 79030N). The Manufacture Calibre MT5402 comes with COSC certification, stop-seconds for precise timing as well as a very resourceful power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
The new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Blue also comes in the riveted steel bracelet, which completes the overall classy look of the watch. A refreshing change to a much-loved timepiece, the new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Blue is worth the hype and the wait. Whoever is lucky enough to get their hands on one of these timepieces will be sure to love what is another beautiful release from Tudor.
Tudor Black Bay 58 Specification:
Model Reference: 79030B-0001
Case Diameter: 39mm
Dial: Blue, domed
Case: Steel case with polished and satin case
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable bezel in steel with 60-minute graduated disc in matt blue
Movement: Manufacture Calibre MT5402 (COSC)
Power Reserve: Min. 70 hours
Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 200 meters
Australian Retail Pricing: $5,000.00
Availability: Available now
Local Authorised dealers :
- Brisbane – The Hour Glass
- Melbourne – The Hour Glass, Kennedy Watches and Jewellery, Monards and Watches of Switzerland
- Sydney – The Hour Glass, Gregory Jewellers, Swiss Concept and Watches of Switzerland
- Perth – Kennedy and Watches of Switzerland