Tudor BLACK BAY CHRONO DARK

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To mark the Rugby World Cup 2019 and celebrate its partnership with New Zealand’s national rugby team, TUDOR presents a black version of its Black Bay chronograph in a limited edition

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 model, a new black version – matching the All Blacks’ famous jersey– of its 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 1884 to the RWC 2019,, or 1181 timepieces at the time of writing. The number will be adjusted according to the final composition of the World Cup team. The series will grow over the coming years as new players join the ranks of the All Blacks.

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The Black Bay Chrono Dark model features a characteristic satin-brushed steel bracelet for a matt effect, finished with a black PVD-treated coating

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. Derived from the Manufacture chronograph Calibre Breitling 01, with a high-precision regulating organ developed by TUDOR and dedicated finishes, the movement is the result of a lasting collaboration between the two brands.

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Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813, officially certified by the COSC, with silicon balance spring, 70-hour power reserve, column wheel and vertical clutch
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Satin-brushed steel 41-mm case and bracelet with a black PVD coating, “Snowflake” hands, a TUDOR signature introduced in 1969

Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark

REFERENCE: 79360DK

CASE: 41 mm matt black PVD-treated steel case with satin finish

BEZEL: Fixed bezel in matt black PVD-treated steel with matt black anodised aluminium disc with tachymetric scale, silvered markings

WINDING CROWN: Screw-down winding crown in matt black PVD-treated steel engraved with the TUDOR rose

PUSHERS: Matt black PVD-treated screw-down steel pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock

DIAL: Black, domed, Date at 6 o’clock

CRYSTAL: Domed sapphire crystal

WATERPROOFNESS: Waterproof to 200 m

BRACELET: Matt black PVD-treated steel bracelet with matt black PVD-treated folding clasp and safety catch

MOVEMENT: Manufacture Calibre MT5813 (COSC) with chronograph function, self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system

PRECISION: Swiss chronometer officially certified by the COSC

FUNCTIONS: Center hour and minute hands, center chronograph seconds hand, chronograph 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, instantaneous date at 6 o’clock with rapid adjustment without non-correction range, stop seconds for precise time setting

OSCILLATOR: Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw, non-magnetic silicon balance spring, frequency 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)

TOTAL DIAMETER: 30.4 mm

THICKNESS: 7.23 mm

JEWELS: 41 jewels

POWER RESERVE: Approximately 70 hours