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TUDOR once again show their unparalleled expertise in watchmaking with the Black Bay Dark. In this blog post, we will explore what makes the TUDOR Black Bay Dark so distinctive.

The best place to start is with its obvious main feature: the PVD case and bracelet. So what exactly is PVD, (Physical Vapour Disposition)?

This is the process where a material is combined with plasma form particles that are ionised with a surface to alter it. This creates a film that makes the surface highly durable and virtually impossible to scratch or deteriorate. This impressive process is based on technology developed by NASA for their space missions.

The case is a 41 mm matt black, bead-blasted finish. This offering from TUDOR is all about the quality finish. The bead-blast finish is produced by the impact of a hard, inert medium onto the surface which results in non-directional uniform matt finish with a soft satin reflection and low reflectivity. 

The outcome, without sounding like a scientist, is the clean, consistent, streak-free finish. On PVD, this finish is essential.

Colour is an especially important part of design. It must engage with the overall features and benefits. Whilst black is a neutral colour, there are many shades of black without it transforming to grey. TUDOR have chosen dark black. This means the quality of the PVD has to be exceptional. The technical process of applying the PVD ensures that there is no chance of the steel base metal colour revealing itself in years to come.


41 mm PVD case and bracelet, with satin finish.

Waterproof to 200m (660ft).

Unidirectional bezel in steel with black PVD, with matt black aluminium insert.

Black dial with white hour markers and red detailing.

Domed sapphire crystal.

Calibre MT5602 chronometer, self-winding automatic movement with bidirectional rotary system.

Approximately 70 hour power reserve.

Screw down winding crown in black PVD treated steel engraved with the TUDOR logo in relief.

5 years worldwide, transferable guarantee.

Since 2015, Tudor has offered in-house manufactured COSC-rated movements, which power watches made with innovative design and state-of-the art production processes. Tudor watches are Swiss-made to the highest possible standards, in line with the brand’s rich heritage. In recent years, Tudor has won four awards at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and is now a key market leader in the watch industry.

Tudor was established by Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, in 1926 as a watch with all the style, character and robust high quality of its older sibling Rolex, but at a more accessible price point. This commitment to produce the very highest quality watches led to Tudor timepieces being adopted for use by a number of professional organisations including navies, armies and expedition teams worldwide.

The spirit of adventure that is inherent within the core of Tudor watches is encapsulated in the Born to Dare campaign. Tudor has a track record of being worn by daring individuals in combat, when exploring our planet or competing in motorsport. The reliability, build quality and celebration of the past, whilst looking forward, makes Tudor the obvious choice for those who were Born to Dare.  

Tudor ambassadors include David Beckham, Lady Gaga and the All Blacks rugby team; each personify the intrinsic daring nature of Tudor watches. Tudor carefully selects and collaborates with some of the most hard-working, dedicated and daring leaders in their chosen field.

To know more about the TUDOR Black Bay Dark or any other model in the range contact us on 01243 957282. Our passionate and knowledgeable staff look forward to helping you choose your TUDOR watch.