THIS JEWELRY’S STORY
Steel and Gold. Celebrating 60 Years of Tudor Dive Watches.
The history of the Tudor divers' watch dates back to 1954 with the launch reference 7922. The first in a long line of ergonomic, legible, accurate and robust divers' watches. It perfectly embodies the approach formulated by the American architect Louis Sullivan who stated that the form of an object must follow it's function.
The characteristic elements of the new Black Bay S&G have been drawn from Tudors's history. It inherits its general lines, as well as it's domed dial and crystal from the Tudor's first diving watches. It features the prominent winding crown from the famous 7924 reference of 1958, while it's characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, were borrowed from Tudor watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s. The bracelet of the Black Bay S&G is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the 1950s and 1960s, which were famous for having the heads of the rivets attaching the links visible on the side of the bracelet. The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the watch, integrating modern manufacturing techniques using solid links. The Manufacture Calibre MT5612 is a variation of the movement presented by Tudor in 2015, has been developed for this model, bringing a date function for the first time to the Black Bay line.