Tudor Revives The Legendary “Coke” GMT Traveller’s Watch In 2024
— 18 April 2024

Tudor Revives The Legendary “Coke” GMT Traveller’s Watch In 2024

— 18 April 2024
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

Tudor has built a cult-like enthusiasm for its watches over the last near-decade, with the undeniable strength of the Black Bay diver design forming the backbone of the watchmaker we know and love in 2024.

This year — just when some might have wondered if the Black Bay collection had any more tricks up its sleeve — Tudor defied expectations and launched the black and red “Coke” bezel GMT watch many predicted to be released by its bigger sibling Rolex. And while it would have been cool to see Rolex relaunch the famous colour scheme, to see it so brilliantly executed by Tudor only puts more cachet on the brand’s reputation.

Obviously, we’re bullish on the new GMT watches, but that wasn’t all that was released from Tudor at Watches & Wonders 2024. Let’s get into it.

Highlights From The 2024 Tudor Collection

Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT

For the collectors who saved their shekels after the launch of the Tudor Black Bay Pro GMT — likely concerned about diameter and thickness — this is the watch you’ve been waiting for. That’s right, the everyday practicality of tracking multiple timezones, a super-wearable 39mm steel case (12.8mm in thickness), plus all of the historical importance of the eye-catching black and red bezel.

It’s also now powered by the new Manufacture Calibre MT5450-U (which is both COSC and METAS certified) with a solid 65 hours of power reserve, and enjoys the same 200m of water resistance. Available on either a three-link steel bracelet or a black rubber strap, the Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT is just about as good as it gets.

Tudor Black Bay 41

The 41mm size of the Black Bay was the one that kicked it all off back in 2015 and the design is only getting better with age. Now, the Tudor team have further refined the package with updated hands and dial, as well as a super clean black-on-black colourway that flies perfectly under the radar. Available on either a three-link oyster-style bracelet, a five-link jubilee-style bracelet or a rubber strap, it’s a more substantial watch than its BB58 cousins and a solid value proposition at the same time.

Tudor Black Bay 58 In 18k Gold

For Tudor fans who’ve been waiting for a little more precious metal in their lives, the Tudor Black Bay 58 in solid yellow gold follows the 2021 edition in the same case metal. But instead of the distressed leather strap, it now arrives with a complementing gold bracelet. It’s heavy, though doesn’t necessarily look like a hunk of gold thanks to the charmingly brushed case and bracelet surfaces, while the green dial and bezel make it the perfect watch for the 2024 Paris Olympics Australian team.

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at) luxity.com.au


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