Tudor black bay gmtAugust 3, 2020
TUDOR’s famous Black Bay divers watch Replica is available with a GMT function that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Fitted with the Manufacture calibre MT5652, the Black Bay GMT sports a distinctive burgundy and blue bezel.
Like other models in the Black Bay family, the Black Bay GMT features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches of the 1950s. It adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “Snowflake”, that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches to be waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), is also presented in this new model.
The Tudor Black Bay GMT Replica watch features a matt burgundy and blue bezel, colours commonly found within the Black Bay family. The bidirectional rotatable bezel is calibrated for 24 hours: the twelve daylight hours are printed on the burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue. Additional time zones are indicated by a red “Snowflake” hand, which spins around the dial in 24 hours.
The Manufacture calibre MT5652 was designed by TUDOR specifically for the Black Bay GMT model, introducing a new function to the line of TUDOR Manufacture calibres.
The Black Bay GMT Replica comes with a choice of a riveted steel bracelet with polished and satin finish, a “Terra di Siena” brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or a black fabric strap with a burgundy band. Made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a hundred-year-old family business from the St-Etienne region of France, the fabric strap is one of TUDOR’s signature features.
The Tudor Black Bay GMT Replica features a 41 mm satin-brushed steel case, waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft). Luminescent hour markers set against the black dial ensure legibility at night-time — and in all conditions. The dial features a GMT mention at 6 o’clock.