The Tudor just released two new Black Bay Fifty-Eight, the Tudor most wanted model since its launch in 2008 and if until now it had only two variants and both in stainless steel, from now it adds two new variants to the collection, but now in precious metal, one in 925 silver and another in 18k gold.
Let’s start with the 925 silver, it comes with the same 39mm case, 12.7mm thickness and if you are wonder about the previous 11.9mm of thickness, is due to the fact that it now comes with an open case-back that allows you to observe the movement, which was something completely unusual in the Tudor and Rolex world until today.
To match with the silver case, this new BB58 received a warm taupe dial and bezel, with silver accents and it looks gorgeous, probably now my favourite one.
Inside operates now the manufacture movement MT5400 instead of the MT5402 that equip the BB58 steel variants, which basically are the same, the main difference is due to the fact the base plate was made a bit larger thanks to the now open caseback.
The watch’s offered with leather or fabric strap with silver buckle and is now available on the brand boutiques for the price of € 4,140.
Let’s now jump to the 18k gold variant, it comes with the same measures, the same open caseback and the same movement of the 925 silver.
The dial and bezel come in an olive-green dial, one more to join the 2021 trend, with gilt accents and if the 925 silver looks beautiful this one combining the gold with olive green looks warm and powerful.
The BB58 18k gold it’s offered with a green alligator leather strap with a yellow gold buckle and with an extra green fabric strap listed in gold in the centre. Is now available in the brand boutiques for the price of € 16,140.
Final thoughts, the 925 silver is a big addition to the collection and I would like to see it coming with a bracelet, the 18k gold is something that probably many wouldn’t expect but is appealing and something that I want soon to check live.
Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925, Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K
Reference: M79010SG-0001 (BB58 925), M79018V-0001 (BB58 18K)
Dial: Taupe, green
Case Material: 925 Silver, 18K gold
Case Dimensions: 39 mm Diameter, 12.7 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Strap: Brown grain leather strap with silver buckle, brown alligator leather strap with gold buckle and green fabric strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, diver bezel
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Chronometer Certified: COSC
Price: € 4,140 (BB58 925), € 16,140 (BB58 18K)