To celebrate the All Blacks legacy and mark the Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC) as the team will defend its back-to-back champions title, Tudor is launching the Black Bay Chrono Dark.
The Black Bay Chrono Dark is a new black version – matching the All Blacks’ famous jersey – of its popular chronograph, fitted with a Manufacture Calibre with column wheel and vertical clutch.
Unusually for Tudor, the new model is a limited edition: a watch to pay tribute to every player who has been selected for New Zealand’s national rugby team from its creation in 1903 to the RWC 2019, or 1181 timepieces at the time of writing.
The Black Bay Chrono Dark model features a characteristic satin-brushed steel bracelet for a matte effect, finished with a black PVD-treated coating. Derived from the thin-film technology originally developed by NASA for its various space programmes, PVD, or Physical Vapour Deposition, enables practically any inorganic material to be bonded with metals.
The colour choice is a reference to the All Blacks team that Tudor has been supporting since 2017, reinforced by the presence of a special engraving on the case back indicating the serial number of each timepiece.
Fixed bezel in matte black PVD- treated steel with matte black anodised aluminium disc with tachymetric scale, silvered markings. It also features a screw-down winding crown in matte black PVD-treated steel engraved with the Tudor rose. 70 hours power reserve and waterproof to 200 metres.
Manufacture Chronograph Calibre MT5813: Boasting a 70-hour power reserve, a silicon balance spring and a certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, the Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813 that drives the Black Bay Chrono Dark model is a high-performance movement.
It has been crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. In keeping with the Tudor philosophy of quality, it presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by an array of extreme tests applied to all Tudor products.
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