A new boutique-only version of Tudor’s popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight dive watch — in a new bronze-alloy case — was announced today.

Five years after the Black Bay Bronze debuted in a larger 43 mm version of the Black Bay case, they’ve made the bronze available in the smaller 39 mm Black Bay Fifty-Eight version for the first time. Introducing the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze which features the exact same dimensions as the original Fifty-Eight. A new explorer-style dial layout has been implemented with applied Arabic numerals replacing the long rectangular indices that typically sit at 3, 6, and 9 on all Black Bay watches to date.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze M79012M-0001

This version of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is powered by Tudor’s newer caliber MT5400 automatic movement, not the caliber MT5402 that powers the original Fifty-Eight and the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue. Two movements are virtually the same although the newer MT5400 is slightly larger at 30.3 mm/5.0 mm versus 25.6 mm/4.6 mm. Both feature COSC-certification, and according to Tudor, are adjusted to a rate better than required by COSC, at -2/+4 (COSC chronometers are required to be adjusted to -4/+6).

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze M79012M-0001

Like with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K and the original Black Bay Bronze, the hands, Tudor logo, chapter right, and font all have a gilt treatment. While the brown dial is similar to the original Black Bay Bronze, and even the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze comes with both a riveted-style metal bracelet (with the new “T-Fit” rapid length adjustment) and a brown nylon strap with a gold stripe down the middle. The watch will be available “boutique-only,” meaning it can only be purchased through official Tudor boutiques — so there’s not a purchase option for US customers. (Ref. M79012M-0001)

The retail price is $4,525.


Photos by Tudor.

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