Tudor BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT M79030B-0001 Replica Watch
Range :BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT
Case material :Stainless steel
Movement :Self winding
Case size :39 mm
Dial colour :Blue
The case shape :Round
Bracelet material :Stainless steel
Water resistance :200 m
Power Reserve :70 hours
Tudor Black Bay 58 model 79030N debuted in 2018. It was released at the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show along with Tudor Heritage Black Bay GMT Ref M79830RB. GMT generated more buzzing for several reasons. Rolex partner is particularly important. But not long after, Tudor fans began to sing the 58s. In a short time, it has become a very popular watch. Some people even say that this is the best Black Bay model to date. But is it really that good? I can save you some time and say “yes”. Yes. Instead, I will let you continue reading and decide for yourself.
A brief history of Tudor Black Bay Collection
The Black Bay series was launched in 2012. Since then, the series has become Tudor’s best-selling series, and is likely to continue. The style of the watch can best be described as “modern vintage”. Of course, this sounds like a contradiction. How can new and old things appear at the same time? Well, Tudor has managed to do it. Create a modern diving watch with a modern atmosphere.
To this end, Tudor turned to the archives. In the early 1950s, mechanical diving watches began to take off. Blancpain launched the Fifty Fat series in 1953. Shortly thereafter, the Rolex Submariner watch came out. In 1954, the first Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner was launched. Number 7922. It establishes the dial layout and basic bezel design, which will define the Tudor Submariner series.
Many of these key functions can now be found on Black Bay. It includes a black dial, selected for clarity and legibility under water. The arrangement of luminous index marks. It means there is an extra large triangle at 12 o’clock, and the round hour markers are scattered with rectangles at 3, 6 and 9 positions. The minute trajectory around the periphery is represented by a complete circle. And a rotating bezel with a 60-minute counter.
The next source of influence is the “Big Crown” (large crown), number 7924. This watch came out in 1958. As the name suggests, this crown is known for its oversized, unprotected crown. A key feature used by all modern Black Bays. This is also the first Tudor Submariner waterproof to 200m.
In order to achieve this, the 37mm Submariner case is made thicker. And of course equipped with a larger screw-in crown. It also uses a new tropical plexiglass crystal. It is thicker and domed. This means better water pressure resistance. Nowadays, domed sapphire crystal has become the standard configuration of all Black Bay. (Except Tudor Black Bay 32/36/41 series).
Number 7924 is also the main source of inspiration for Black Bay 58. But there will be more in a minute.
The remaining characteristics of Black Bay come from 1969 references 7016 and 7021. The most famous is the square pointer called “snowflake” by collectors. The shield logo replaced Tudor Rose.
Combining many different references is always risky. However, with its keen insight into design and careful use of restraints, Black Bay has become one of the most popular modern diving watches on the market. For some people, it is too big. That is the fifty-eighth place to come in.
Black Bay Fifty-eight
Nostalgic watches are currently a big deal. Although not all models are successful. Some people are more real than others. As a result, they tend to resonate strongly with the audience. Tudor Black Bay 58 is definitely the latter. It is so real that it almost hurts.
As mentioned earlier, “58” is inspired by “Big Crown”, number 7924. The name refers to the original production year. Like other models in the Black Bay series, this is an amalgam. It is not possible to directly reproduce a single model. It’s like Seiko Prospex SLA033. This means that it draws on design cues from several different references.
The steel case is 39 mm long, which is larger than the original 37 mm. But smaller than the standard 41mm Black Bay. It is also thinner and slimmer at 11.9mm. To keep everything in proportion, the lug width has been reduced to 20mm. All this work creates a very wearable and very attractive diving luxury watch brands.
The black dial is the same as the standard Black Bay model and has a gold-plated surface. The gold-plated dial was very popular in the 1950s. The term usually means that all markings on the dial are coated with gold. Although sometimes a single line may be left blank.
ref 7924 has a gold-plated dial. Therefore, “58” has rose gold-plated hands, indexes and inscriptions. Tudor also extended the touch of Midas to the subtleties of the black and stainless steel bezel. It will of course spin in one direction and have a red triangle at 12 o’clock. A trademark of Tudor retro diving watches.
Another key difference is the hands. The original factory uses Mercedes-style hour hands, similar to Rolex watches. Although “fifty-eight” uses the snowflake pointer. This makes sense because it is consistent with other products in the Black Bay series.
The crown is too large (obviously) and is accompanied by vintage roses. Unlike other models, the tube next to the crown is uncoated. This makes no difference in function. It just added 58 appearances of utilitarianism.
Inside is the manufacturing movement MT5402. This is a modification of the internal MT5602 movement in the conventional Black Bay model. Therefore, it has all the same specifications of the larger 41mm version. This means that it has obtained COSC certification as an astronomical clock. Equipped with silicon hairspring. And provide a useful 70h power reserve. However, it is now smaller, with a diameter of 26mm and a height of 4.99mm. Consistent with the old-fashioned theme, no date is displayed. Someone likes this. There are not so many others. Personally, I prefer clean dials.
At the age of fifty-eight, a lot of boxes were played for diving skeleton watches lovers. Waterproof 200m. The 39mm case is very large and not bulky on the wrist. It has a subtle retro atmosphere, but not too conspicuous. And it has manufacturing movement. Not to mention that it is part of one of the most popular modern diving watch series. No restrictions.