Of the three Tudor Black Bay’s just released at Basel the Black Bay 36 is the most intriguing. It’s such a dramatically different watch from the other Black Bays that we initially questioned whether or not it should even sit within the same collection. First of all, the size. At 36mm this is a much more petit, not to mention discreet watch than the 41mm original. And while the smaller dimensions obviously make it much more appealing to women on the hunt for the perfect watch, we’re pretty confident that it will find its way onto the wrists of plenty of guys too. Secondly, the bezel. The rotating diver’s bezel is gone, replaced with polished steel. Finally there have been significant changes to the dial and a crystal as well. Funnily enough, despite all these changes the watch is still instantly recognisable as a Tudor Black Bay.
About Felix Scholz
Felix brings to his role as Editor of Time+Tide many years experience writing about watches, and a passion for all things horological. While Felix appreciates the technical side of watches, it’s really the watch in the context of style and culture that he finds fascinating.