TUDOR Black Bay Collection:
The Ultimate Guide

TUDOR Black Bay Collection:
The Ultimate Guide

From Vintage-Inspired Designs to Modern Technology

Since its introduction in 2012, the Black Bay collection has become a flagship collection for TUDOR, renowned for its exceptional quality, reliability, and versatility. The collection offers a range of sizes and colours to suit different preferences, making it a popular choice among watch enthusiasts and collectors.

The Black Bay collection has expanded over the years to include various subcollections, each with its own unique features and design elements.

Black Bay 58

The Black Bay 58 is named after the first-ever TUDOR dive watch waterproof to 200m, the reference 7924, released in 1958. Known as the “Big Crown” among collectors, the design of the Black Bay 58 makes aesthetic references to this historic model. Fitted with a TUDOR Manufacture Calibre, the Black Bay 58 is designed for slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and vintage enthusiasts alike.

Black Bay 54

In 2023 TUDOR presented a new addition to the Black Bay line, embodying the purest modern expression of the brand’s first-ever dive watch. The Black Bay 54 recalls model 7922 released in 1954, now with a 37mm case, a Manufacture Calibre MT5400 and a 200m depth rating.

Black Bay GMT

TUDOR's famous Black Bay divers' watch is available with a GMT function that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Black Bay GMT sports a 24-hour graduated rotating bezel with two colours as well as a Manufacture Calibre MT5652. The line has been expanded to include a new whimsical dial in opaline.

Black Bay Pro

Black Bay Pro is an entirely new model with a dual time zone feature, a technical complication that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in another time zone. Compact, robust and sporty, this model boasts many unique aesthetic details and celebrates the spirit of the technical watches that TUDOR has produced for professionals throughout its history. Recognisable by its 24-hour graduated satin-brushed fixed bezel and its yellow 24-hour "Snowflake" hand, Black Bay Pro is powered by the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre MT5652 with built-in GMT function.

Black Bay Chrono

The hybrid Black Bay Chrono combines the heritage of divers’ watches represented by the Black Bay family with the queen of the racetrack, the chronograph. The characteristics of the Black Bay collection are preserved in a steel case fitted with pushers inspired by the first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel with an engraved tachymetric scale completes the face of this sporty chronograph.

Frequently Asked Questions about TUDOR Black Bay

The price of a TUDOR Black Bay 58 can vary depending on the specific model, the country in which it is being sold, and the retailer. Our current TUDOR Black Bay 58 range at Fraser Hart ranges from £3,020 upwards.
TUDOR Black Bay watches are generally considered to hold their value well, especially compared to other watches in their price range. The Black Bay line is highly regarded for its quality and craftsmanship, and is a popular choice among watch enthusiasts. As with any luxury watch, factors such as condition, rarity, and desirability of the specific model can affect resale value. However, in general, TUDOR watches have a good reputation for holding their value over time.
The process to adjust the bracelet on a TUDOR Black Bay/Black Bay 58 can be delicate and requires specialized tools and knowledge to avoid damaging the watch. Therefore, it is recommended to have the battery replaced by a TUDOR authorized dealer.
Cleaning a TUDOR Black Bay Bronze watch requires special care to avoid damaging the bronze case and affecting its unique patina. It's important to note that you should never use abrasive cleaners or metal polishes on a TUDOR Black Bay Bronze watch, as these can scratch or damage the surface of the watch. If you're unsure about how to properly clean your watch, it's best to take it to one of our TUDOR stockist stores where our expert staff can provide guidance and assistance. Here are the general steps to clean the watch: 1. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush away any dirt or dust on the surface of the watch. 2. In a small bowl, mix a small amount of mild soap or dishwashing liquid with lukewarm water. 3. Dip a soft, lint-free cloth into the soapy water and wring it out so that it is damp, but not dripping. 4. Gently wipe the damp cloth over the surface of the watch, being careful not to scrub too hard or to leave the watch wet. 5. Use a clean, dry cloth to gently dry the watch, being careful to avoid any rubbing or scratching. If the bronze case has developed a patina, it is important to avoid any harsh cleaning methods that could damage it. Some people prefer to leave the patina on the watch to add character, while others may want to remove it using a specialized bronze cleaner. If you choose to remove the patina, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and use a product that is specifically designed for use on bronze.
TUDOR Black Bay watches are highly sought after and unfortunately, there are counterfeit or fake TUDOR Black Bay watches in the market. The best way to avoid purchasing a counterfeit/fake TUDOR Black Bay watch is to buy from an authorized dealer. Factors which may help to determine a genuine TUDOR Black Bay watch are: spelling and logo execution, finishing on the dial, hands, bezel, case and bracelet, movement, price.
TUDOR Black Bay watches are automatic watches, which means they are powered by the natural movement of your wrist rather than a battery. If your TUDOR Black Bay watch has been sitting unused for an extended period of time, it may need to be manually wound.
The TUDOR Black Bay is a popular and well-respected watch collection, known for its quality, durability, and timeless design. While it's always difficult to predict the future value of any investment, TUDOR Black Bay watches are consider to be able to hold their value well over time.
TUDOR Black Bay Collection Frequently Asked Questions