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TUDOR Black Bay Chrono – W&W 2021

TUDOR Black Bay Chrono – W&W 2021

TUDOR is introducing two brand new Black Bay Chrono models with either a black or opaline dial, plus contrasting subdials. The new fast-paced pieces are housed in a highly sporty stainless-steel case. Furthermore, they now come with a five-year guarantee, for which registration is not necessary.

The Case

The 41 mm case of the new Black Bay Chrono watches alternates between satin-brushed and polished finishing. Both versions of the timepiece feature a fixed 316L steel bezel with either a matt black or white anodised aluminium disc, with a tachymetric scale and silver markings. Meanwhile, the watches’ 316L steel screw-down pushers lie at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock. Furthermore, the Black Bay Chrono case provides water-resistance to an impressive 200 m.

TUDOR Chrono: The dials

Two domed dial options are available. This includes opaline (white) with black counters, or black with silver counters. While not strictly necessary for a chronograph, TUDOR transform the Black Bay Chrono into an everyday watch by including a date window at 6 o’clock. As well as displaying the hour using TUDOR’s “Snowflake” hand, the chrono’s seconds hand helpfully has a red tip for the sake of legibility.

The movement powering the TUDOR Black Bay Chrono

Powering the models is the COSC-certified manufacture calibre MT5813. This self-winding calibre provides a solid 70-hour power reserve, while beating at a frequency of 4 Hz. Interestingly, the column-wheel chronograph with a vertical clutch was designed alongside fellow watch brand Breitling.

Last but not least, an array of strap options is available, including a black leather strap, steel bracelet, or black fabric strap. These secure onto the wrist with the help of a folding clasp and safety catch, aside from the fabric version, which uses a buckle. Finally, the new Black Bay Chrono watches with a strap are all priced at 4,550 euros, while the versions with a steel bracelet cost a marginally higher 4,840 euros.


MODEL Black Bay Chrono
REFERENCE M79360N-0001
CASE MATERIAL Stainless steel
DIMENSIONS Diameter: 41 mm
WATER RESISTANCE 20 bar (~200 m)
DIAL Black or white
STRAP/BRACELET Black leather or fabric strap, or stainless-steel bracelet
FREQUENCY 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph
PRICE EUR 4,550 (strap)
EUR 4,840 (bracelet)