BLACK BAY 41/36/32
The 41, 36 and 32 models offer the famous Black Bay aesthetic in multifunctional, affordable watches.
Designed for both men and women, the Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 models retain the aesthetics of the Black Bay line, particularly the characteristic angular “Snowflake” hands, as well as its reliability and long-standing connection to TUDOR divers’ watches. They possess a multifunctional sporty-chic that effortlessly adapts to both formal occasions and more laid-back surroundings.
- 41, 36 or 32 mm 316L steel case with polished and satin finish
- Black or blue lacquered or silver dial with applique hour markers
- “Snowflake” hands, a hallmark of TUDOR divers’ watches introduced in 1969, with Swiss Super-LumiNova® phosphorescent material
- Swiss self-winding mechanical Calibre T600 with chronometer performance
- Three bracelet options: Jacquard fabric or leather strap or 316L steel bracelet
- Five-year transferable guarantee with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required
BLACK BAY IS #BORNTODARE
Since its founding in 1926, TUDOR has endeavoured to produce the best possible watches at the best possible price. This mission, bold then as it is now, is inspired by the vision of the brand’s founder Hans Wilsdorf. The inventor of several cornerstones of modern fine watchmaking – wristwatch precision, waterproofness and the self-winding mechanism – Wilsdorf dreamed of devising a watch that was technically perfect while remaining affordable, and so created the TUDOR brand to bring his dream alive. The Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 models form part of this uncompromising heritage, promising their future owners no less than the best possible quality at the best possible price. Made from a block of one of the most robust stainless steels in existence, 316L steel, this model’s case is waterproof to 150 metres (500 feet) thanks to its screw-down crown and case-back. The movement – the pinnacle of Swiss watchmaking expertise – is finely decorated despite not being visible and is adjusted to the highest chronometry standards in the watchmaking industry. The hands and black or blue lacquered or silver dials, are crafted by the most meticulous professionals in the field with applique hour markers and Swiss Super-LumiNova® phosphorescent material. Finally, the metal bracelet stands out, thanks to the quality of its design, manufacturing and finish. All these things and more come together to produce the famous TUDOR quality, a philosophy summarised by the brand’s signature, #BornToDare – always striving to do better.
The fabric strap is a signature feature of TUDOR, one of the first watch brands to offer it in 2010. Woven using traditional techniques on 19th-century Jacquard shuttle looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Étienne region of France, its production quality and comfort are unique. In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year-old family firm, celebrated 10 years of partnership that began with of the launch of the Heritage Chrono model at Baselworld 2010, which was fitted with a fabric watch strap to be produced by them. A significant anniversary for a lasting collaboration based on extraordinary skill. For the Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 models, TUDOR has selected a black strap woven by these traditional craftsmen.
THE ESSENCE OF BLACK BAY
Like all models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 models adopt TUDOR’s characteristic angular “Snowflake” hands, which first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic. It brings together nearly 70 years of TUDOR divers’ watches, whilst at the same time being resolutely anchored in the present. Although neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, robustness, reliability, precision and the quality of its finish exceed today’s industry standards.
THE TUDOR GUARANTEE
Since the brand’s creation by Hans Wilsdorf in 1926, in line with his vision of the ideal timepiece, TUDOR has been ceaselessly creating watches that are as robust, durable, reliable and precise as possible. On the strength of this experience, and confident in the superior quality of its watches, TUDOR offers a five-year guarantee for all products sold from 1 January 2020 onwards. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered or submitted to periodic checks and is transferable. All TUDOR products purchased between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2019 will benefit from an 18-month guarantee extension, therefore a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends having its watches serviced approximately every 10 years, depending on the model and daily use.
TUDOR is an award-winning Swiss-made watch brand, offering watches with sophisticated style, proven reliability and unmatched value for money. The origins of TUDOR date back to 1926, when “The Tudor” was first registered as a brand on behalf of the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf. He created the company Montres TUDOR SA officially in 1946 to offer watches with the quality and dependability of a Rolex, at a more accessible price point. Throughout their history, thanks to their robustness and affordability, TUDOR watches have been chosen by some of the boldest adventurers, on land, in the air, underwater and on ice. Today the TUDOR collection includes emblematic models such as Black Bay, Pelagos, 1926 and Royal. Since 2015, it has also offered mechanical Manufacture Calibres with many diverse functions and superior performance.
REFERENCES 79540, 79500, 79580
41, 36 and 32 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Smooth steel bezel with polished finish
Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, and black anodised aluminium winding crown tube
Black, silver or blue
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 150 m (500 ft)
Steel bracelet with satin finish, or brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with buckle
Self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre T600
Approximately 38 hours
Hours, minutes and seconds at the centre