Another great novelty launched by Tudor is the Black Bay Chrono that appears aesthetically renewed and to better remind you of the memorable Rolex Daytona used by Paul Newman.
The new BB Chrono now appears in two variants, with a black dial and white dial, with two counters in white on the black dial and in black on the white dial, which is known as the reverse panda dial and panda dial respectively. The former steel bezel now gives way to a black bezel. Everything else remains the same on the dial, the white date window at 6 o’clock, a 45-minutes counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock, silver applied hour markers and hands with luminescence and the “200 m 660 ft” inscription in red. Just one additional detail, the central second hand now comes with a red tip and about the dial, it’s all said.
On the case, it kept the 41 mm stainless steel case, but now a little thinner, 14.4 mm thick against the previous 15.3 mm, ok, maybe it seems irrelevant, but no, I believe it will make the difference in the wrist. The water resistance is maintained with the same and appreciated 200m.
Inside, nothing has changed, the In-house automatic movement calibre MT5813 (Breitling B01 base) with an impressive 70-hour power reserve and its Chronometer Officially Certified.
Both variants are offered in three strap options, stainless steel bracelet, black fabric strap or black leather strap. They are already available in the brand’s boutiques for € 5,000 (steel bracelet) and € 4,700 (strap).
Final thoughts, it is probably the winner among all the other launches of the brand, I really like this watch and I am counting the days to try it on my wrist and if until now I was debating with myself about the doubts between buying a BB58 or Pelagos, now with this novelty, the race becomes three.
Model: Black Bay Chrono
Reference: M79360N-0001 (black dial on steel), M79360N-0002 (white dial on steel), M79360N-0005 (black dial on leather), M79360N-0006 (white dial on leather), M79360N-0007 (black dial on fabric), M79360N-0008 (white dial on fabric)
Dial: Black, white
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 41 mm Diameter, 14.4 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, black leather strap, black fabric strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Chronometer Certified: COSC
Price: € 5,000 (bracelet), € 4,700 (strap)