The Tudor Black Bay is an iconic model for Tudor. It was the line that revived the Tudor name when it was first released back in 2012. When it was released and ever since then, it has struck a chord with collectors and it has consistently been seen as one of the best value watches in the market. The Black Bay was a reinterpretation of Tudor’s rich dive watch history and the brand drew upon design cues from their early Submariners in the 20th century, including the iconic ‘Snowflake’ hands, the ‘Big Crown’ no crown guard stainless steel case and the stainless steel riveted bracelet. With its vintage roots and that famous Rolex quality at such an attractive price point, it is hard not to love the Black Bay.
After quite a few years of production, there is now a whole range of Black Bays varying in colours and case material. This Tudor Black Bay Bronze is the same as the rest, but as the name suggests, the case is made entirely from bronze and with that, it is all about one thing and one thing only, patina. Naturally, over time, bronze oxidises and develops a patina. This is an interesting take on the Black Bay as users will get to see their watch change in a relatively short period of time. This example here is in used condition and you can already see patina developing on the case and around the crown. This is certainly not for those after mint pieces, but for those who enjoy a rugged look.