The Tudor Black Bay gets a ceramic case - and a METAS-certified Master Chronometer rating!
The new TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic has a ceramic case of 41mm with a micro-blasted finish. The see-through case back and crown are made of PVD-coated stainless steel, as is the unidirectional bezel. The bezel insert is made of black ceramic, finished with a sunburst and engraved markings. The black dial has a tone-on-tone print. The hour markers and hands feature a healthy dose of luminova for prime legibility. It is not the first time that Tudor has created a ceramic Black Bay - remember the unique piece created for Only Watch, which sold for a whopping 350.000 CHF?
The new Tudor Black Bay Ceramic is a METAS-certified Master Chronometer, as is now written on the dial. What does this mean? According to Tudor;
METAS Master Chronometer certification is comprehensive and covers the main functional characteristics of a watch including precision, resistance to magnetic fields, waterproofness and power reserve. Its standards are incredibly high, starting with precision. In order to qualify, a watch must be able to function within a 5-second range of variation each day (0 +5), that is to say 5 seconds less than the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) (-4 +6) carried out on a single movement and a second less than TUDOR's internal standard, which is applied to the brand's models with a Manufacture Calibre (-2 +4).
The certification also guarantees the timekeeping accuracy of a watch subjected to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. Finally, it guarantees that the waterproof capability claimed by the manufacturer conforms with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22810:2010, as does the power reserve of each Master Chronometer watch. It should also be noted that two prerequisites are necessary before the certification can be obtained: manufacturing must conform with the criteria of Swiss Made, and the movement must be certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
What's also new is that the results of this testing procedure can be accessed through a new app, called Tudor Watch ID. All it takes is scanning the NFC chip in the warranty card; no prior registration or application download is required to use TUDOR Watch ID and access the watch data!
The Tudor Black Bay Ceramic is powered by caliber MT5602-1U, which entirely dressed in black to match the watch itself. The Black Bay Ceramic comes with not one, but two straps included in the box. The first is a hybrid leather-and-rubber strap with a PVD-coated folding buckle; the second is a black fabric strap with cream stripe.
The new Tudor Black Bay Ceramic is available for pre-order in our eBoutique.
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Complimentary black fabric strap with cream band and black PVD-treated 316L steel buckle, included in the box