there Lots of diving hours In the market, but choose the right person wear every day It can be tricky. You want a watch that nods to its heritage with the hallmarks of a dive watch—features like a rotating bezel. At the same time, you don’t want a watch that looks like it very utilitarian or one that weighs down your wrist (it will look weird paired with anything other than a wetsuit). It’s a tricky balance to strike, but Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue nails it. Part of Tudor’s popular lineup of Black Bay Fifty-Eight dive watches, this handsome blue model combines the best in the brand’s dive watch history with a modern movement and sleek aesthetics that make it perfect for everyday wear.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue has a lot of history behind it. The name is a nod to 1958, when Tudor released its first dive watch water-resistant to 200 meters: the famous “Big Crown” watch, reference 7924. In 1969, Tudor launched its first diver with a blue dial and bezel, and the color scheme spread across the company’s lineup , which led to the nickname “Tudor Blue”. Those blue watches were also big on performance – the French Navy used them as standard equipment for their divers in the 1970s. The late 1960s also saw the rise of the iconic “snowflake” hand design found on Tudor watches. It’s a detail the company still uses today.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue inherits the style DNA from all of these predecessors. Its textured 39mm case evokes the smaller watch sizes popular in the 1950s, and its rich dark blue color and snowflake hands are hallmarks of classic Tudor design. The modern timepiece features a solid stainless steel case that is brushed with a satin-finish. The domed dial has a grainy dark blue appearance. It features applied hour markers and a matching navy blue bezel around it. Like all true divers, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue features a rotating bezel for measuring time spent underwater, and also includes Super-LumiNova coated indices and hands for improved legibility in low-light conditions.
Like the rest of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight lineup, this watch is made more versatile (in terms of style) thanks to several strap options: a stainless steel bracelet, a blue “soft-touch” fabric strap, and a blue jacquard-weave strap with a silver strap. The jacquard option is especially noteworthy: these ribbons are woven in France on old looms dating back to the 19th century. How’s that for legacy?
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue features Tudor’s powerful MT5402 automatic movement for highly accurate time display. The MT5402 is COSC certified for accuracy even in challenging conditions, but Tudor exceeds those standards and ensures that every watch lies within -2 and +4 seconds per day once fully assembled. Even better, the watch has a whopping 70 hours of power reserve, so you can take it off on Friday, pick it up on Monday, and it’ll still be ticking.
CLASSIC LOOK WITH MODERN PERFORMANCE – This is a dive watch we can get behind.
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