Quick-Take: Tudor’s Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition

In a notable first for the brand, a bronze version of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is fitted with a bronze bracelet featuring a new clasp

This year, Tudor continues its exploration within the emblematic material that is bronze. In a perhaps unsurprising move, the brand presents a total bronze look of its well-known Black Bay Fifty-Eight model.

Design-wise, the watch is presented in a 39mm satin-brushed bronze case whose color evolves to match its user’s habits. Up front, the bronze color palette – which is based on a rich “brown-bronze” tone – adorns the bezel and dial of the divers’ watch. The hues move concentrically from the exterior towards the center.

Furthermore, just like with any other model in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze also features a dial inspired by the Tudor divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. In particular, it still adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as the “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue.

Aside from the bronze color, another highlight in this timepiece is definitely its bracelet. Mind you, while Tudor has been exploring bronze in its collection for several years, the latest Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model marks the first time that the brand has produced a bracelet entirely in bronze.

Aesthetically, its satin-brushed links adopts the style of the brand’s bracelets of the 1950s and ’60s, with rivets, are coordinated with the case and will develop a patina at the same pace.

The redesigned cover and Tudor “T-fit” clasp rapid adjustment system — which allows the wearers to carry out a fine, instant adjustment on an adjustment window along the entire length of the 8mm bracelet — also completes the total bronze look.

On top of that, in the spirit of an aesthetic tribute to the brand’s naval heritage, the brand also presents a complimentary “brown-bronze” jacquard fabric strap.

The overall visual effect of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model is that of a rich, patinated object that might have battled the waves of the seven seas for years on its owner’s wrist. Completed with the COSC-certified Manufacture Calibre MT5400, which boasts a 70-hour power reserve, the timepiece is available exclusively in around fifty Tudor boutiques around the world.