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Introducing The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 'Navy Blue'

Introducing The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight ‘Navy Blue’

Speedy Take

Well, indeed, all things considered, here’s the most recent new expansion into Tudor’s Black Bay family, a completely blue adaptation named the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Naval force Blue.” While this will come as little astonishment to any individual who frequents any of the Tudor lover bases on the web, the first dark/plated BB58 positions among the most blazing watches available today (much more so at its value point), so another expansion – particularly one that duplicates down on the vintage motivation – is immense information (regardless of whether some of you saw it coming). 

The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Naval force Blue” with its accessible texture lash (left), steel arm band (focus), and manufactured “delicate touch” tie (right). 

So, it’s a Black Bay Fifty-Eight with a dazzling, rich blue utilized for both the dial and the bezel. Like the first Fifty-Eight that was dispatched at Baselworld 2018 (spill one out) and which got a nearby look in Stephen Pulvirent’s A Week On The Wrist , this new reference 79030B is 39mm wide, 11.9mm thick, and utilizes Tudor’s in-house MT5402 in a similar sans date design. You’ll likely review that the MT5402 highlights an equilibrium connect for better stun obstruction and steadiness, just as a silicon balance spring and Rolex Microstella-style free-sprung, flexible mass equilibrium – particularly a Rolex innovation development. As a little takeoff from the 2018 Fifty-Eight, this new colorway is accessible on an arm band, one of Tudor’s dazzling texture lashes in blue with a silver stripe (presently commending 10 years of creation), or a blue manufactured tie made of a material that Tudor says looks like flannel. 

Beginning Thoughts

So, why naval force blue? Or on the other hand more explicitly, why blue for the bezel and the dial, when so numerous previous Black Bay models have just shown shading on their bezels? For that, you can thank the French Navy, otherwise known as the Marine Nationale. So productive was the Marine Nationale’s inclination for utilizing Tudor Subs as given watches that a whole scope of the brand’s famous “Snowflake” Submariner is commonly alluded to as the “MN.” While MN Tudors came in both beat up, Tudor picked the blue variation as motivation for this 2020 model, and that is the reason we see a blue dial and bezel for the new 79030B.

While we will have a Hands-On post with considerably more setting soon enough, you can get a portion of the backstory here or even investigate an assortment that highlighted a few MN Tudors (not many watches have at any point looked better on a NATO). 

The possible MN Tudors were conceived of before models that saw time on the war zone, as Moki Martin’s ref. 7928 . Advancing through the ’60s and into the ’70s, Tudor’s contribution with the Marine Nationale not just aided shape the advancement of their Submariner as a genuine military-gave plunge watch, however genuine marked instances of references like the last part of the 60s 7016/0 and the mid-70s 9041/0 are truly collectible and hence offer an ideal reference for a vintage-enlivened watch like the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. 

Jumping back to the present time, I think this is an anticipated cap stunt for Tudor as they (1) get a truly particular play on the incredibly famous Black Bay Fifty-Eight; (2) connect back to the brand’s celebrated and all around reported history as a military provider, for this situation explicitly with the Marine Nationale; and (3) they will connect both (1) and (2) as far as utilizing crude collectability with the proceeded with allure of the Black Bay lineup. 

More to come once we will see this blue magnificence in the metal. Up to that point, prepare your Visa for the shortlist and hit the comments to inform us as to whether you incline toward your Fifty-Eight in naval force blue or the first dark with plated accents. 

The Basics

Brand: Tudor
Model: Black Bay 58 Blue
Reference Number: 79030B

Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 11.9mm
Case Material: Steel
Dial Color: Blue
Indexes: Applied
Lume: Yes, markers and hands
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Steel wristband, blue “delicate touch” manufactured lash, or blue/silver texture strap. 

The Movement

Caliber: MT5402
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Diameter: 26mm
Thickness: 4.99mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewels: 27
Chronometer Certified: Yes, COSC

Estimating & Availability

Price: $3,375 (delicate touch or texture), $3,700 (steel bracelet)
Availability: Available now.

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