Sadly, it seems that Tudor will only be presenting one new model in 2020… However, this model is a good one, a very good one indeed. Much anticipated and already acclaimed by the collecting community, this watch is the Black Bay 58 Navy Blue, the smaller version of the brand’s iconic model and bestseller, now with a ‘very Tudor-ish’ dark blue bezel and dial. We’ve decided to produce a new video review for this important new model, not just by looking at it but also by comparing it to two of its siblings, the black/gilt Black Bay 58 and the 41mm Black Bay Midnight blue. 

The Black Bay is certainly Tudor’s most important collection and the reason behind the brand’s current success. This watch, first presented in 2012 with a 41mm diameter, an ETA-sourced movement and a burgundy bezel, has been revisited in multiple variations. New colours (black and blue), new movement (manufacture calibre), new complications (GMT and chronograph), new materials (black PVD or bronze)… Countless versions are now available. But the one that truly caught our attention was the Black Bay 58, a smaller and slimmer model with an even more vintagey look, and even more comfort on the wrist – we compared it to the 41mm model here.

First introduced with a very attractive ‘gilt’ dial – black with gold-coloured printings and hands – this watch makes its entrance in 2020 in a Navy Blue edition.  Blue is an important colour for Tudor and its relation to the sea. Fresher, sportier, more modern, it makes a very different impression from the previous black version.

In the video at the top of this article, you’ll discover the Tudor Black Bay 58 Navy Blue in detail and you’ll also be able to see how it compares to the Black Bay 58 Black/Gilt and the Black Bay Midnight Blue 41mm. A perfect reunion of watches to make sure you choose the right model for your wrist!

Enjoy and stay tuned for more video reviews coming soon on MONOCHROME.


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