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.
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.