Horological trade show Watches & Wonders is back in all its digital glory for 2021, but this year has also seen the likes of Rolex, Patek Philippe and Tudor come to the table and get involved. Perhaps a little surprisingly, Tudor has been the most forthcoming in the release of an unexpected new lineup, particularly in the daring new direction of both silver and gold cases for their iconic Black Bay line.
Check out the latest lineup of Tudor watches in 2021 that no one saw coming below.
The 1926 line is timeless, classic and elegant on the wrist for an achievable price point. Previously available in an opaline dial version, the new dial of the 1926 line has been redesigned in a pure white tone (centre model). All the 1926 models that were previously only available on a metal bracelet are also now offered on a brown leather strap, complete with rubber lining on the inside. The 41mm retails for $2,500 on leather and $3,360 on steel.
Black Bay 41/36/32
The 41, 36 and 32 models offer the famous Black Bay models that are currently available with a black and blue lacquered dial will now be backed up by a new silver satin sun-brushed dial version. The 36 mm on steel clocks in at $4,000 retail, but buyers also have the option of a Jacquard fabric or leather strap.
Black Bay Chrono
As a nod to 50 years of Tudor chronographs, the Black Bay Chrono returns in steel with a fresh case as well as two clean dial options with contrasting sub-counters. Both finishes – in matte black or opaline – start at $7,070 in steel at a near-perfect 41mm case size.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K
Perhaps the most exciting Tudor Black Bay release of the week was this gorgeous brushed 18k gold version of the popular model. Both the gold treatment and the open case back are firsts for a Tudor divers’ watch. While it sure became a serious talking point of Tudor’s new 2021 lineup, it doesn’t come without a price tag that might be a tough pill to swallow for some. $22,880 on the alligator strap. It is worth remembering, however, that the case is solid gold, and you’re also buying the first step of a bold new direction for the brand.
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
Another cracker from the Black Bay line-up is the new 925 silver – also with an open case back. The brushed solid silver case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is accentuated by its dial and bezel, which are taupe in colour. Numerous silver details add the finishing touches to this model’s delicate face, especially the famous “Snowflake” hands, one of Tudor’s hallmarks since 1969. The 39mm silver case 925 retails for an impressively achievable $5,880 on brown leather.