Introducing the new Black Bay Ceramic, launched by our friends at TUDOR this week. This beautiful 41mm timepiece holds true the daring and bold values of this iconic brand, combining the stylish appeal of their collection with their commitment to watchmaking mastery.
The TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic is a prime example of the brand’s expert command of one of the most demanding standards in the world of watches, in terms of chronometry and resistance to magnetic fields. Tested by the Federal Institute of Metrology – or METAS – this new Black Bay model is the epitome of high-tech aesthetic language.
Combining contemporary high-tech details with subtle references to the significant heritage of this collection, the latest addition to the family is presented in a striking 41mm matt black monobloc ceramic case with sandblasted surfaces and bevelled edges, mirror-polished for a striking contrast.
Displaying time across a black domed dial, the applied hour markers indicate the time and is finished with an off-white phosphorescent material.
Beneath an open sapphire crystal case back, the wearer can see the beating heart of this timepiece – TUDOR’s Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U. This METAs-certified Master Chronometer movement boasts a power reserve of 70 hours and continued precision when exposed to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.
METAS Master Chronometer certification is a comprehensive and rigorous testing regime, covering the main functional characteristics of a watch including precision, resistance to magnetic fields, waterproofness and power reserve.
In order to qualify, a watch must be able to function within a 5-second range of variation each day (0 +5), that is to say 5 seconds less than the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) (-4 +6) carried out on a single movement and a second less than TUDOR’s internal standard, which is applied to the brand’s models with a Manufacture Calibre (-2 +4).
The new TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic is, like other members of the Black Bay collection, waterproof to 200m.
Worn on a black hybrid leather and rubber strap with steel folding clasp, the watch also offers a complimentary black fabric strap with a cream band, adding to the versatility of this beautiful timepiece.
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