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.
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.