TUDOR BLACK BAY 36 REF. 79500
As a nod to the history of the brand, which has been offering the blue dial colour in its collections ever since the 1960s, the dial of the Black Bay 36 Ref. 79500 – black hitherto – is now also available in a new blue version. Meticulously lacquered for a touch of elegance, the new blue dial captures the light in a spectrum of vivid electric blue to a navy so deep it is almost black. With their outstanding contrast and clarity, these shades are in keeping with Black Bay’s original purpose.
The dial of the Black Bay 36 Ref. 79500 – black hitherto – is now also available in a new blue version.
STRAPS AND BRACELETS
The Black Bay 36 Ref. 79500 is supplied with a choice of a steel bracelet, a cognac-brown leather strap, and a vintage brown leather strap with a folding clasp, or in black fabric. Made in the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a 150-year-old family firm from the St-Etienne region of France, this strap is a signature feature of TUDOR, which is regarded as a pioneer in this area.
The Black Bay 36 Ref. 79500 is supplied with a choice of a steel bracelet, a cognac-brown leather strap, and a vintage brown leather strap with a folding clasp, or in black fabric.
THE ESSENCE OF BLACK BAY
Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay 36 model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950’s. It also adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches, is also adopted in this model.
The Black Bay line is the result of the subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic, it brings together over 60 years of TUDOR divers’ watches and yet remains firmly anchored in the present. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, reliability, robustness and the quality of its finish are consistent with today’s most rigorous requirements.