The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight was met with critical and commercial acclaim upon its launch in 2018. The model found the sweet spot enthusiasts had been clamoring for by pairing the Black Bay’s vintage styling with a trimmer and sleeker case. Last year, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight was facelifted with a blue dial. At Watches & Wonders 2021, Tudor has released two precious-metal variants, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 in sterling silver and the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K in solid yellow gold.
Though the combination of a precious metal case on a tool watch is somewhat paradoxical, the vintage-inspired 925 silver case feels at home in the Fifty-Eight, which is at heart a vintage remake. The look of the Fifty-Eight 925 is one of pure understatement – it is an attractive watch and one that will be recognized for what it is only by those in the know. Thankfully, Tudor has resisted using faux-ages Super-Luminova on the hour markers and Snowflake hands, a decision that preserves the watch’s clean silver-on-brown look.
The Fifty-Eight 925 is also priced right, at a USD 1,400 premium to last year’s model, which feels justified given the precious metal case.
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight 1925 is the first Tudor dive watch to be offered in silver; specifically, Tudor has opted for a proprietary alloy. The 39mm case is entirely satin finished, as is the transitional bevel between the case flanks and the tops of the lugs. The muted look continues to the watch’s color palette, a brown-grey color Tudor describes as taupe.
The graduations on the anodized aluminum bezel insert and all the printing on the domed and matte dial are in a silver color.
The in-house caliber MT5400 is visible through the sapphire caseback. Though the caliber is plainly finished in an industrial style, it is a compact movement that is upscale in terms of its features.
Though it is smaller than Tudor’s other manufacture calibers, the MT5400 still boasts an industry-standard 70 hours of power reserve, a non-magnetic silicon hairspring, and a free-sprung balance wheel. Tudor rates the movement to run no worse than -2/+4 seconds per day.
Key facts and price
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
Diameter: 39 mm
Material: 925 sterling silver
Water resistance: 200m
Movement: Cal. MT5400
Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Strap: Leather or fabric
Availability: To be Confirmed
Price: USD 4,700 or SGD 5,904
For more, visit Tudor.com.