Since its show-stopping introduction at Baselworld 2018, the Black Bay GMT has stood as one of Tudor’s most impactful modern watches. People either love it or hate it, sizing is a constant point of debate, and maybe you were even lucky enough to snag one with the dreadful date wheel defect. But, when many of us experienced the Black Bay 58, we couldn’t help but think it would serve as the perfect format for Tudor to release a smaller, vintage-correct GMT. It feels like we’ve been asking for ages and it’s finally here, with a new GMT movement. Feast your eyes on the Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT.

Now, one of the first things you might notice is that this new Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT doesn’t have the same characteristic blue/red “Pepsi” bezel we’ve seen on previous versions, including last year’s opaline dial. Instead, Tudor opted for what they call a burgundy and black bezel, which I’m sure many folks will get excited about. It also has gilt accents for a more vintage look, unlike the larger Black Bay GMT. And those dimensions? The watch is 39mm in diameter, 12.8mm thick, and 47.8mm lug-to-lug.

The dial and hands look to have those same gilt accents as well. To me, it kind of feels like a whole lot of gilt. My guess is that might be the most polarizing feature along with the fake rivets on the bracelet, which are still there. However, we now get the T-Fit clasp on both the bracelet and the rubber strap if you decide to go for that. Like any other proper Black Bay 58, you get 200m of water resistance, a screw-down crown, and a sapphire crystal.

The movement is both COSC and METAS certified. It’s the Manufacture Calibre MT5450-U and it offers 65 hours of power reserve with “flyer” GMT functionality. Performance should line up between -2/+4 seconds per day. My hope is that by this time, any of the prior issues with Tudor’s GMT movement have been ironed out. I went through that with my personal Black Bay GMT and it’s just one of those things that’s leaving me skeptical about the Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT.

Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT Specifications

Case Size39mm (diameter) x 12.8mm (thickness) x 47.8mm (lug-to-lug)
Water Resistance200m
MovementCalibre MT5450-U
Power Reserve65 hours
Case MaterialStainless steel
CrystalDomed sapphire
Bracelet3-link stainless steel bracelet or black rubber strap
Price$4,400 – $4,600

This just makes so much sense for Tudor and I’m glad we finally have this. For a second there, I thought the GMT would always just land strictly within Tudor’s lineup of larger watches. I’m also happy to see that they didn’t go with a blue/red bezel out the gate. That leaves room for Tudor to launch the version as a surprise later on. Sure to be the new hotness, the Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT comes in at $4,400 on a rubber strap and $4,600 on the steel bracelet.


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