In Focus: TUDOR Black Bay Chrono S&G – A Purist’s Chronograph in Steel and Gold
Earlier this year TUDOR expanded their iconic Black Bay family to include the exciting new Black Bay Chrono S&G. The model combines the aquatic heritage of TUDOR, represented by the famous Black Bay design, with one of the most iconic horological functions, the chronograph in a steel and gold execution.
Offering a precious sporty-chic aesthetic with an undeniable touch of nostalgia, the gold parts on the Black Bay Chrono S&G models all show a satin-brushed or sandblasted matt finish. This effect gives an intended warm tone to the yellow gold and a distinctive vintage look and feel to the watch.
Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Chrono S&G model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950’s. It also adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue.
The bezel and the first centre-link of the Black Bay Chrono S&G’s bracelet, at 12 and 6 o’clock, are made of 18k solid yellow gold. The other links as well as the crown are made using a gold-shell technique, where a piece of solid gold is folded over a core of stainless steel. Unlike gold-plating, this technique allows for multiple polishing jobs at service as the gold layer is far thicker.
Powered by manufacture calibre MT5813, complete with column wheel mechanism, vertical clutch, silicon balance spring and a power reserve of 70 hours, the Black Bay Chrono S&G offers a purists construction paired with unmatched value and quality for money in its category.
If you’re interested in this particular model, or would like to explore other models within the Black Bay family, please visit us in store, contact us on 01403 264001 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.