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TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic featuring stealthy all-black looks and METAS certificate

TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic featuring stealthy all-black looks and METAS certificate


TUDOR is presenting a new model from the Black Bay family, which comes in a completely black case. It is also made of scratch-resistant ceramic, something that no Black Bay has ever offered before. Inside is an in-house movement that features all black finishing and the METAS certificate. The new Black Bay Ceramic combines a high-tech material with modern mechanics, but remains true to the essential design features of the TUDOR collection and brand.

The all-black case of the Black Bay Ceramic

The TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic comes in a black monobloc case made of ceramic. The material is known for its hardness, which means that the wearer will be spared most scratches on the case. Except for the polished flanks, the manufacture gives the case a sandblasted surface. In addition, it is fitted with a screw-down stainless steel crown that is decorated with the TUDOR rose. Last but not least, the case has a rotating diver’s bezel with a ceramic insert. The latter has a sunray satin finish and engraved graduations. A domed sapphire crystal also protects the front. On the back, meanwhile, the transparent case back allows a view of the mechanics.

Black dial with off-white indices

The straightforward dial has applied indices with off-white luminous material. There is also a minute track on the periphery and the “Black Bay” lettering with a reference to the watch’s distinction as a Master Chronometer. Three hands indicate the time here and they also have Super-LumiNova. The hour hand, of course, features the snowflake design typical of TUDOR. Unlike the other models in the collection, however, there is no indication of the water resistance on the front, which is a respectable 200 metres.

Even the calibre inside the Black Bay Ceramic is black

The MT5602-1U calibre powers TUDOR’s Black Bay Ceramic. This manufacture movement is self-winding and has a power reserve of 70 hours. A balance wheel with variable inertia and a silicon hairspring drives the three hands. However, the movement also bears the METAS certificate. This certificate is awarded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, which tests the watch for precision, water resistance, anti-magnetism and more. The Black Bay Ceramic is therefore guaranteed to achieve the prescribed accuracy of -0 to +5 seconds per day. The completely black movement with its tungsten rotor is also visible through the case back.

Price & availability of the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic

The watch comes on a hybrid strap made of leather and rubber that secures with a folding clasp made of PVD-coated stainless steel. The manufacturer also includes a black textile strap with a cream-coloured stripe. The price of the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic is 4,410 euros.


MODEL Black Bay Ceramic
CASE MATERIAL Black ceramic
DIMENSIONS Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 14.4 mm
WATER RESISTANCE 20 bar (~200 m)
DIAL Black
STRAP/BRACELET Hybrid strap combining leather and rubber with black PVD-coated 316L steel buckle.
Additional black fabric strap with cream-coloured band and black PVD-coated 316L steel buckle
FREQUENCY 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, seconds