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 Black Bay Fifty-Eight gets its name from the year 1958, in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced. Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, the model offers a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s.
TUDOR pays tribute to the brand’s first divers’ watches with the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, a model whose dimensions evoke that of the epoch. Fitted with a TUDOR manufacture movement, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is designed for slim wrists and vintage enthusiasts alike.
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 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.
Later on in 1969, TUDOR introduced a divers’ watch with a blue dial and bezel. The other sporty watches in the collection were soon attired in blue, immediately creating a lasting aesthetic hallmark known as “TUDOR Blue”. Adopted by the French navy for its TUDOR divers’ watches during the 1970s, this livery became part of the collective imagination. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” follows in this tradition with its navy blue dial and bezel insert. This is a color that also appears on the “soft touch” strap offered with this model and made from a synthetic, tactile material resembling flannel.
Rubber B, introduced Cuff Series SwimSkin® which looks and feels identical to moisture-sensitive materials such as Kevlar® and Twill, but it is actually 100% rubber, therefore entirely waterproof for all aquatic activities. Offered for several watch models that feature 20mm lug space, perfectly matched with the Cuff Series, such as the Tudor Black Bay 58 that comes from Tudor with either a leather strap or nato strap. The SwimSkin® Twill: Cuff Series is offered in three different colors Navy Blue (as shown below), Pine Green and Jet Black.
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.
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight comes with a choice of a riveted steel bracelet with polished and satin finish, a leather or “soft touch” strap with folding clasp, or a fabric strap. One of TUDOR’s signature features, the fabric strap is made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a hundred-year-old family business from the St-Etienne region of France.
Rubber B offers a modern alternative to your Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight, Tang Buckle Series Vulcanized Rubber strap precision engineered with “Blocked Integration” including solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Tudor Fifty-Eight case. Made of 100% Rubber, offered in diverse colors such as solid Jet Black, Espresso Brown and Military Green.
Browse all of Rubber B straps for the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Fifty Eight at rubberb.com. Rubber B also offers rubber straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm as well as Tudor Pelagos 42mm, in similar color combinations. In addition Rubber B offers Tang Buckle Series and Cuff Series watch straps for unique models such as Heritage Black Bay Bronze 43mm and Heritage Black Bay 41mm. Rubber B ships worldwide within 24-48 hours of your order, with expedited shipping available.
Green Strap for Tudor Black Bay 58 – Tang Buckle Cuff Series$300.00
Blue Strap for Tudor Black Bay 58 – Tang Buckle Cuff Series$300.00
Black Strap for Tudor Black Bay 58 – Tang Buckle Cuff Series$300.00
Green Strap for Tudor Black Bay 58 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
Brown Strap for Tudor Black Bay 58 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
Black Strap for Tudor Black Bay 58 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
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