Since Tudor’s launch of Biwan GMT and Biyan 58 types, the watch industry has been seeking mixing these two concepts. In 2022, Tudor finally launched a more compact GMT watch, a 39mm Black Bay Pro professional version with a fixed bezel. At least for me, it is indeed one of the best GMT watches I have ever seen this year.
Just like the first generation of 41mm Black Bay GMT released in 2018, Tudor Black Bay Pro also draws inspiration from Rolex classic products: Rolex 1655 Explorer II. This is mainly due to the fixed 24 -hour bezel and the prominent pale yellow GMT pointer -it follows Tudor’s iconic snowflake design, not Rolex’s arrow pointer.
The shape of the Tudor Black Bay Pro is slightly retro, but it still has all the characteristics of the Tudor watch. This 39mm watch is equipped with the classic case of the series. It is made of 316L stainless steel. Most of them are brushed by polishing and sloping. The side of the case and bracelet is also polished. The crown uses a new design. The thin grooves and aluminum tubes have been replaced by classic deeper gap. It can be said that the only disadvantage is the thickness of the case. The thickness of the watch is 14.6 mm. Although the side of the flat and vertical case does highlight the height, it will not feel awkward to wear on the wrist.
It is still the classic garden arched sapphire crystal meter with a fixed steel bezel. The surface is treated with a beautiful radial drawing and a carved black filling for 24 hours. In the circle, stainless steel bezel creates a tough industrial beauty.
The black dial has an arched contour, and Tudor chose matte granular texture. There is a railway orbit on the periphery, the position of modern shields and brand names at 12 o’clock, and three lines of text at 6 o’clock, including yellow deep numbers. In addition, the time label design is also familiar, with a combination of dots, rectangles and triangles. These labels are very special and are not made of conventional metals. These are made of light -emitting three -dimensional ceramic blocks with mild cream. The 3D effect looks cool. Like several other Tudor tables, the luminous pointer and mark are beige tone.
Tudor Black Bay Pro uses the same movement as the Black Bay GMT, which is Calibre MT5652 made by long -term partner Kenissi. This automatic movement is certified by COSC Observatory and is equipped with anti -magnetic silicon. In addition, the variable inertia balance is fixed by a strong horizontal bridge. The movement is beating at a frequency of 4 Hz. Once the two -way rotor is completely chained, it can store up to 70 hours of power storage. In terms of accuracy, although the COSC standard is between -4 and 6 seconds, the Tudor table can achieve error accuracy between -2 to +4 seconds.
Black Bay Pro has a variety of strap/bracelets to choose from. The first is the steel surface chain. It has a classic rivet contour, completely drawn on the plane and folded. Interestingly, the latter is equipped with the T-Fit fine-tuning system (which can extend up to 8 mm in five positions), which was originally introduced on the BB58 Bronze launched last year. Black Bay Pro also offers black rubber and fabric mixed straps, folding tables, or black and yellow flower fabric straps made by Julien Faure.
Black Bay Pro is the more compact Tudor GMT I have always hoped. It has a 39mm case, just like Biwan 58, which is perfect in my opinion. Thanks to MT5652, it has a real GMT function. The steel watch chain is priced at 3,750 euros/3,800 Swiss franc, and the two types of band models are priced at 3,450 euros/3,500 Swiss franc.
Case: 39 mm x in diameter. 14.6 mm height-stainless steel case (316L), satin drawing, polished decoration-fixed radial drawing bezel, engraved with black filling for 24 hours-round arched sapphire crystal, anti-dizziness-rotation crown and bottom bottom Cover-200 meters waterproof
Dial: Circles matte black black -snowflake pointer covered with Super -Luminova luminous coating -yellow GMT pointer -integrated luminous ceramic three -dimensional label -3 o’clock position Date
Movement: movement MT5652-COSC certification Observatory table-automatic two-way central swing-31.8 mm x 7.52 mm-28 gems-28,800 vibration/hour-anti-magnetic silicon swimming wheels Reserve-time, minute, second (stop seconds), 24-hour pointer, instantaneous date
Nepent: Rivetin seizure steel bracelet, polishing and satin surface, T -shaped fine -tuning folding table buckle (maximum 8 mm) -also with mixed rubber and fabric straps with stainless steel folding buckle and safety buckle, or black fabric strap matching Yellow strap and buckle
Provided from late April 2022
Reference: M79470-0001 steel strap
M79470-0002 fabric strap
M79470-0003 hybrid strap