Ref: 79360N with black dial
complete box and paper
2021 dated with 5 years warranty
In celebration of its 50 years in the chronograph business, Tudor released the Black Bay Chrono in 2021. It is a sophisticated blend of classic design and cutting-edge technology. It is more than just another classic watch remake because of its small body, dials with contrasting subdial counters, and modern mechanism. With such a strong link between the watch and the world of racing, we sought out a fitting environment in which to conduct our evaluation. Switzerland-based In 1970, Tudor released their first wristwatch, the Oysterdate. Timepieces with strong ties to the world of motorsports have been its specialty since its founding. The brand-new Black Bay Chrono continues this legacy while still being fully functional as a modern timepiece. The MT5813 automatic movement is equipped with a 70-hour power reserve. A modern silicon hairspring ensures accurate timekeeping and enhanced resistance to magnetic fields. The stopwatch works with a modern column wheel and vertical clutch but is otherwise historically inspired.
The Black Bay Chrono's chronograph pusher is made of solid stainless steel, just like the original pushers on Tudor chronographs, and allows you to quickly and easily measure speed or perform any of the other stopwatch operations. But it's been a sluggish start thus far. Although the chronograph is a useful tool, it requires some practice to remove the pushers from their fixed positions. And the stopwatch feature won't work until you unscrew all the connections first. An impressive amount of force is needed to overcome the pusher's severe resistance and start the chronograph. The reset has a much more nuanced pressure point than before, and stopping and starting are now much smoother.