At this point, I’ve gotta say that I’m still glad the 41mm Tudor Black Bay lineup is still kicking around. Last year we got versions with updates to the bracelet and METAS certification. This is still an important collection for Tudor and it shows. Now, for Watches & Wonders 2024 Tudor has announced the addition of a new monochrome colorway. If you’re the kind of person that simply can’t stand faux vintage gilt and color tones, this might be the one for you—if you also like the larger size. The best part is that we still get the Master Chronometer movement, which is starting to look like more of a gold standard across several Tudor models.

So, what we’ve got here is basically the darker sibling of last year’s Black Bay Burgundy. It’s packing all the goodies we saw introduced in 2023 like the sleek five-link bracelet, a revamped crown, the T-Fit clasp, and a trio of strap options including the Oyster and rubber varieties. Plus, there’s a new bezel and the proud display of its Master Chronometer certification right there on the dial. Unlike its predecessor, and taking a page from the old blue model, this latest Black Bay goes for a completely gilt-free approach. It’s all about that full monochrome vibe, giving this new Black Bay a fresh, streamlined appearance.

I think this direction brings an attractive minimalist touch to the Black Bay, stripping away any unnecessary frills for a cleaner look. They’ve refined the case even further this time around, shaving it down to a trim 13.6mm thickness, bringing it closer to its older sibling in the Tudor family. The updated bezel adds a touch of sophistication, especially against that sleek black dial, elevating the Black Bay to a whole new level of maturity. And let’s not forget the T-Fit clasp—a small detail, but a welcome one at that.

As someone who has owned a Black Bay 58 and is currently eyeing that new Black Bay 58 GMT, I’m probably not the target for these models. I guess I’d still have to handle one in person to be sure. I never looked for the burgundy version in 2023, since it just isn’t my color. But I can appreciate that Tudor hasn’t abandoned this side of the Black Bay family. Something about these updates and the color options fit in holistically with the Black Bay 58 models in the catalog. Other features include 200m of water resistance, 70 hours of power reserve with the Manufacture Calibre MT5602-U, and alternating satin and polished finishing throughout the steel case.

This new Tudor Black Bay 41mm is priced between $4,225 and $4,550 depending on what strap/bracelet option you choose. You can learn more on Tudor’s official site.


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