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Tudor new watches 2023

With a focus on expanding its Black Bay family, the headline launch being a dive watch that goes back to its dive watch roots of the first Tudor Submariner from 1954.

Written by Ross Povey 23rd May 2023

Tudor Black Bay 54

The 37mm Black Bay 54 is arguably the most true-to-form of all the modern Tudors with, aesthetically, many styling cues from the 1954 original and houses the latest Tudor manufacture movement, calibre MT5400. One very vintage-inspired element is the bezel, where Tudor has used a no-hash-marks insert and have kept the triangle at 12 silver instead of making it red. It’s a small but important detail to vintage collectors; a demographic that Tudor always plays to!

Tudor Black Bay 54

Tudor Black Bay Master Chronometer

The other big news at Tudor was the launch of the Black Bay Master Chronometer. The 2023 Black Bay is the third iteration of the original Black Bay and several tweaks to the case, dial and hands. Whilst the case remains at 41mm, the profile is slimmer at 13.6mm. The bezel edge has also been reworked to be easier to use and the insert’s numerals have a new curved font that flows with the curve of the bezel. Bracelet options are new too, with the introduction of a five-link steel bracelet and a rubber strap with steel clasp that supplement the existing steel rivet-style bracelet. All three bracelet options are fitted with the T-Fit rapid size adjustment system.

Tudor Black Bay Master Chronometer

The biggest news though is that the watch is equipped with the calibre MT5602-U Master Chronometer rated movement. To get the watch up to Master Chronometer specification, Tudor had to make several changes to their in-house movement. The Master Chronometer certification is bestowed upon a watch by METAS, which stands for Metrology and Accreditations Switzerland or the Federal Institute of Metrology. The certification has several requirements and stipulations that each watch must meet around timekeeping and also it assures all the claims made by a brand about elements such as power reserve and depth rating, which COSC does not. To receive Master Chronometer status a watch must:

  • Be Swiss made
  • House a movement that is COSC certified
  • Have a level of precision with a daily tolerance interval of 0 / + 5 seconds
  • Be unaffected by magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss,
  • Have the claimed power reserve
  • Be waterproof in line with the manufacture’s claims

The brand has always claimed that all its in-house movement equipped watches can be Master Chronometer rated and this seems to be the beginning of this transition. We look forward to more coming in the following years.

As ever, Moody's are always here to help you with your enquiries about Tudor watches. Please visit us or call to see our range of watches and to discuss your requirements.

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