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Custom Bracelets for the Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA

The Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA is a stunning timepiece.  The brushed bronze alloy and yellowed patina lume on the hands and hour markers give the timepiece an antique look that many collectors clamor for.  However, the high performance features of this timepiece are not antique in any way.  The 79250BA offers 660 feet of waterproofness, and its hands and hour markers are large and clearly visible above and below water – in both light and darkness.  The hour markers and hands are surrounded by gold.  Even the 3, 6 and 9 hour markers have gold surrounding its inner lume.  Inside this modern timepiece is a new calibre MT5601 which provides an impressive 70 hours of power reserve.

One look at the 79250BA and it is easy to fall in love with the chocolate brown dial and easy readability.  The large winding crown is adorned with an engraved Tudor rose.  The 43 mm bronze case is polished with a bronze-coloured PVD treated satin finish.  The bezel rotates in one direction and provieds a 60- minute disk in batt slate grey anodized aluminum.  The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal.  Leaving no stone unturned, the bracelet is a rounded black nubuck leather with bronze buckle.

The bronze case makes nautical reference to the brass used in old ships and diving equipment.  It is highly resistant to corrosion.  This timepiece is built to look better over time, with the patina already giving it a slightly antique look to it.

The new calibre MT5601 is built with non-magnetic silicon balance spring.  Certified by the COSC, it provides excellent accuracy and reliability.  It is built with 25 jewels and beats at a frequency of 28,88 vph.  The 79250BA is part of a 60 year tradition of being a highly acclaimed tool used by navies around the world.  Yet, it is much more than a tool.  Even great footballer, David Beckham has made the Tudor Black Bay Bronze the timepiece he chose to represent.  The 79250BA has the potential to be an heirloom handed down from generation to generation.

Custom Designer Watchband

Custom Designer Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Bronze

Although Rubber B is currently in the process of designing a bracelet that applies the “Blocked Integration” features so adored by Tudor owners worldwide, Tudor Black Bay Bronze owners can easily sign up for notifications to its release at our Tudor page here.

In the meantime, owners of the reference 79250BA can find an extensive selection of designer watchbands that fit the 23mm lug size of the Tudor Black Bay Bronze with our Structure Series or iUnique Straps. Although the odd-numbered lug width is difficult to find an exact match band, a 22mm band should work adequately without giving too much wiggle or gap.

The Structure Series provides a perfect combination of leather and rubber. The black and brown leather options both have a rubber base for exceptional feel, and durability in and out of the water.

The iUnique Strap series is 100% Vulcanized rubber, but has the natural look and feel of many different non-rubber textures.  It allows for extensive customization of the watch strap with 12 textures, 17 colors for the rubber, 17 color options for the stitching, and 3 tang buckle options.

Designer Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Reference 79030N

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

The Tudor Black Bay 58 Reference 79030N is nearly a perfect timepiece.  Inspired by the Tudor 7924 Crown Diver which was released in 1958 (how it gets its name), the 2018 Black Bay 58 not only pays homage to a fine timepiece in Tudor horology, but makes massive improvements in technology in its own right.

The Crown Diver released the first Tudor to be waterproof to 200 meters.  However, the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight shaves of significant width – and nearly knocks off 3 full millimeters of off older Black Bay models to get to 11.9mm in thickness.  At only 39mm of width the case provides excellent balance and yet extends its appeal to both men and women of nearly any wrist size.

The reference 79030N is waterproof to an impressive 660 feet – and proudly displays this ability on the dial just above 6 o’clock.  However the 79030N is not just a diver’s tool.  It has exceptional luxury and beautifully crafted design.  The large gold minute, hour and seconds hands with the snowflake design have exceptional visibility both above and below water. The hour markers themselves each are a nice size and are filled with luminescence.  The minute notations around the dial are in a luxurious gold paint – an exceptional contrast to the black dial.  This gold/black motif is extended to the bezel.

The reference 79030N is also sporting a new calibre MT5402.  Certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, this calibre is designed to ensure reliability for a long time.  It has a variable inertia balance, and an impressive 70-hour power reserve.  Tudor owners can choose between a steel bracelet, a brown leather  strap with folding clasp or a black fabric strap.

Configure your strap

Configure your ideal strap for the Black Bay 58 reference 79030N

Although Rubber B is currently in the process of designing a bracelet that applies the “Blocked Integration” features so adored by Tudor owners worldwide, Black Bay 58 owners can easily sign up for notifications to its release at our Tudor page here.

In the meantime, owners of the reference 79030N can find an extensive selection of designer watchbands that fit the 20mm lug size of the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight with our Structure Series or iUnique Straps.  The Structure Series provides a perfect combination of leather and rubber.  The iUnique Strap series is 100% Vulcanized rubber, but has the natural look and feel of many different non-rubber textures.  It allows for extensive customization of the watch strap with 12 textures, 17 colors for the rubber, 17 color options for the stitching, and 3 tang buckle options.

4 Dual-Color Bracelets for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm reference M70330B-0004

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue watchband

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue 42mm REFERENCE: M70330B-0004

The Tudor Heritage reference M70330B-0004 comes from a long history of excellence that has surrounded the brand since the early 1970’s.  It has the similar shape of the original Tudor Oysterdate that was released nearly 50 years ago, with subtle enhancements and improvements made over the years.

The dial is a combination of opaline and blue.  There is a 45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock, a small seconds at 3 o’clock and a date aperture at 6 o’clock.  There are two screw-down steel pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock.  The waterproofness system can sustain a diving depth to 500 feet.

The outer dial is also blue with orange numeral markers at 5 minute intervals.  The orange dagger seconds hand provides a beauty that combines the shades of orange with the opaline and blue.  The bezel is a darker blue and is made from anodized aluminum.  The 12 hour markers on the bezel provide a second time-zone display.  It can be rotated in either direction for ease in setting.

The M70330B-0004 is powered by a self-winding caliber 2892 which has an add-on mechanism for the chronograph function.  It provides 42 hours of power reserve.

The case is a 42 mm polished steel with satin finish.  It comes with a steel bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch.  To preserve the beauty of the blue, orange and opaline, the timepiece uses a sapphire crystal for unsurpassed clarity.

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue RubberB watchband

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue Rubber B watchband

Rubber B has left no stone unturned by manufacturing the perfect designer bands for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm reference M70330B-0004.  They have developed 4 dual-color bands including touches of blue and tan that mimic the colors of the exquisite Tudor dial.  These straps use the patented “blocked integration” engineering incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.

All Rubber B bands are manufactured in Switzerland from pure vulcanized rubber to preserve flexibility and strength.  No coatings, glues or bonding are used in the fusing process of the dual color bands.  These bands are compatible with any 18mm tang buckle.  For more information on these straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm reference M70330B-0004 visit our page here.

5 Designer Watch Bands for the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Reference M79230B-0008

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Reference M79230B-0008

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Reference M79230B-0008

The Tudor Black Bay reference M79230B-0008 is a beautiful model combining the dark polished sea blue bezel with the highly legible black dial. The white snowflake hands and luminescent hour markers and the markings of the dial jump out and make the timepiece one of the most readable watch faces in the industry.  On the edge of the dial are grey minute/second markings – a color that further accentuates the whiteness of the luminescent hour markers.  The hour markers and hands are surrounded by stainless steel – protecting the luminescent paint from spreading and staining the dial – often a problem on older timepieces.

The Tudor is known for the big winding crown at the 3 o’clock position, which makes it simple to to adjust the timepiece.  The winding crown has the Tudor rose engraved on it – an exquisite touch.  Tudor released its own in-house movement in 2015 – a high-performance calibre MT5602 which is certified by the COSC, and provides an outstanding 70-hour power reserve.

The M79230B-0008 is a diver’s watch with a waterproofness system that supports 660 feet of diving depth. It has a bidirectional rotor system allowing it to wind in either direction.  Uncluttered by any date or day apertures or any dials of any kind this timepiece has a singular tool-like purpose – allowing the wearer to see time perfectly in next to any circumstances – in darkness and in light.  The rotatable dial allows the diver to calculate their oxygen supply and dive time easily.

The 41mm steel case is joined by a domed sapphire crystal.  The timepiece comes with a steel bracelet, aged leather, or fabric straps with each new timepiece.  The fabric straps are a Tudor signature feature, being produced according to the “Jacquard” technique mastered by a century old family business from the St-Etienne region of France.  The rivet steel bracelet shown above has a folding buckle and safety clasp.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay with Rubber B Bracelet for the M79230B-0008

Tudor Heritage Black Bay with Rubber B Bracelet for the M79230B-0008

Rubber B has developed 5 Vulcanized dual colored rubber bracelets engineered to fit the Tudor Black Bay reference M79230B-0008 and the Tudor deployant buckle. This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case. These straps are compatible with the Tudor buckle or any other standard 18mm tang buckle.

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends, glues or bonding are used in the production of these bands, providing a strength and reliability for divers, and sports enthusiasts, while retaining its beauty for any occasion. For more information go to our page here.

Four Designer Straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005

Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005

Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005

The Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005 draws inspiration from the Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph from the early 1970’s.  Only subtle differences have enhanced and optimized the timepiece’s performance while retaining the original spirit of the highly sought after original.

The Reference M70330N-0005 comes with a 42mm case with polished and satin finish.  The winding crown is protected by two guards on either side and is designed with the Tudor logo on the edge.  On either side of the screw-down crown are 2 steel pushers – at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock.

Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005b

Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005b

The bezel is bidirectional rotatable with 12-hour graduations for a 2nd time-zone display.  The disc is constructed from anodised aluminum.  The Dial is in black and grey and has a 45 minute totalizer dial at the 9 o’clock position and a small seconds dial at the 3 o’clock position.  There is a date aperture at the 6 o’clock position.The luminescent hour markers are shaped in the five sided tudor format.  The hour and minute hands have a regal sword appearance and contain luminescence throughout.  The GMT hand is a large orange sword shaped hand – easily matching the touches of orange numerals at 5 marker intervals 5-60 around the edge of the dial.

The movement is powered by a self-winding calibre 2892 with an added chronograph function.  It provides a power reserve of 42 hours.  The sapphire crystal front helps to provide waterproofness to 500 feet. The original steel bracelet comes with a folding clasp and safety catch.  However, these models also feature a matching Nato band which combines the orange, grey and black coloring of the dial.  This timepiece has a stunning appearance and posesses an outstanding array of functions in its 42mm Oyster-shaped case.

Rubber Straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005b

Rubber Straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference M70330N-0005b

Rubber B developed 4 straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm Reference M70330N-0005.  These VulChromatic® Dual-Color rubber straps are engineered to fit the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm, utilizing “Blocked Integration” engineering–incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.

A buckle is not provided with this strap, however it is compatible with any standard 18mm tang buckle or the original deployant clasp. All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends, glues or bonding are used in the manufacturing process.  For more information please visit our page here.