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Introducing The Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark

Introducing The Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark

Fast Take

Tudor has declared an all-dark variant of their Black Bay Chrono, delivered as a restricted version related to the All Blacks (New Zealand’s public rugby crew) upcoming guard of their title at the Rugby World Cup 2019. Following the naming plan for Black Bay watches, this new model is known as the Black Bay Chrono Dark. Tudor’s not one to regularly plunge into restricted releases and for the Black Bay Chrono Dark, they’ve come up with an intriguing difference in speed – creation will be restricted to one unit for every player at any point to have played for the All Blacks. As of this composition, that number sits at 1,181, with one watch added each time the group chooses another player. 

Aside from the association with the All Blacks and their sponsorship game plan with Tudor, what you see here is the standard steel Black Bay Chrono, however delivered in a matte dark PVD finish. While I’ve by and by thought that it was difficult to warm up to most all-dark watches, I think the Black Bay Chrono Black looks fantastic. 

Beginning Thoughts

For those needing a light boost, the Black Bay Chrono was dispatched in 2017 as such a mixture between an exemplary Tudor games chrono, and a Black Bay jumper. Estimating 41mm wide, the watch has a jump style dial encompassing a two-register chronograph show, offering running seconds and a 45-minute aggregator. There is a date at six, brilliant applied markers, and Tudor’s notable Snowflake hands (as we would anticipate from a Black Bay product). 

Keeping the above configuration especially unblemished, the Black Bay Chrono Dark takes the entirety of the brushed steel and covers it in a profound matte dark PVD treatment. Similarly likewise with different renditions of the Black Bay Chrono, the Dark uses Tudor’s production type MT5813, a development that they source through an association with Breitling. The development is the in-house, section wheel-prepared Breitling B01; the MT5813 keeps the 70-hour power save, vertical grasp, and COSC confirmation, and adds a silicon hairspring as well. 

The caseback will be engraved with the creation number of the watch, and the shut steel case back is likewise completed in dark PVD. With a sapphire gem, and a jump watch commendable 200 meters of water obstruction, the Black Bay Chrono Dark feels solid in its presenc,e and the dark completion has the impact of decreasing the feeling of mass you get from the case and the arm band, on the wrist. 

While some may scrutinize the utilization of PVD versus DLC (jewel like carbon) at a watch at this cost point, it merits focusing on that not all coatings (be it PVD or DLC) are similar and there are levels to which each can be executed. Talking for the most part, Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) utilizes disintegrated metals as a covering while Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) utilizes carbon. While DLC is by and large viewed as a harder-wearing completion, everything comes down to the nature of the real covering. For the Black Bay Chrono Dark, the covering seems, by all accounts, to be exceptionally high caliber, with none of the Teflon surface or shading moving once in a while showed by spending medicines. By and large, just time on wrist will tell how well the treatment will hold up, yet I figure a Black Bay looks perfectly with a couple of good scratches anyway. 

While something we might have likely expected (following the rendition map for the Black Bay jumper), the Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark looks extraordinary, particularly when coordinated with the matte dark arm band. Retail valuing is scheduled for $5,925, or about $265 in excess of a standard steel Black Bay Chrono. With a high differentiation look and indisputable Tudor styling, the restricted version Black Bay Chrono Dark grows the reach for Tudor’s unmistakable and adorable plunge chronograph. 

The Basics

Brand: Tudor

Model: Black Bay Chrono Dark

Reference Number: 7936DK

Diameter: 41mm

Case Material: PVD covered steel

Dial Color: Black

Indexes: Applied

Lume: Yes

Water Resistance: 200 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Steel wristband with dark PVD finish

The Movement

Caliber: Tudor MT5813

Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph, date, sub-seconds

Diameter: 33.80mm

Power Reserve: 70 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)

Jewels: 47

Chronometer Certified: Yes

Additional Details: Based on the Breitling B01 movement

Valuing & Availability

Price: $5,925

Limited Edition: Limited creation volume to coordinate the quantity of players at any point to have played for the All Blacks. At season of composing, 1,181 pieces. 

For more data visit Tudor online.

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