Baselworld 2019: First Look at the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph S&G

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Two-tone fans rejoice. Tudor’s 2019 Basel releases are sticking to a theme, and that theme is silver and gold. The Black Bay Chrono S&G is a blinged out version of the regular Black Bay Chrono. Both of these watches share a lot of the same specs, so it’s more of a new color option than it is an entirely new watch. Either way, it stands out from the pack thanks to its vintage-inspired silver and gold look.


Tudor Black Bay Chronograph Steel & Gold

Case Material: Steel, Yellow Gold
Dial: Black, domed
Dimensions: 41mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 200 m (660 ft)
Movement: Calibre MT5813
Power Reserve: 70 hrs
Straps/Bracelet: Leather Bund, Woven, Steel/Gold Bracelet
Price: $5,600 – $6,800

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It wouldn’t be a two-tone watch without a healthy application of gold accents. On the right side of the 41mm case, you’ll find two screw-down pushers and a crown that are made from yellow gold. The fixed bezel is also gold, which is really only visible at an angle. A matte black anodized aluminum bezel runs around the outside of the dial, decorated with a gold tachymeter scale. A bunch of dial features are rendered in gold, including the two textured subdials, chapter ring scale, dial text, hands, and applied indices. The riveted bracelet and end links all have a gold center link with brushed finishing. There are two small red accents on the watch which I think really help break up the silver/gold/black theme. On the running seconds hand, there’s a red tip that nicely complements the single line of red text at the 6 o’clock position. It’s worth noting that the bezel, pushers and end-links feature solid gold, while the crown and main bracelet links are capped gold (which is thicker than plating).

Inside the S&G Chrono is Tudor’s in-house MT5813 automatic chronograph movement. In addition to being chronometer certified, the MT5813 has traditional mechanical chronograph features including a column wheel and vertical clutch. One of the most appealing aspects of the movement is the impressive 70-hour power reserve. The movement powers two sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock — a 45-minute counter at 3 and running seconds at 9. Instead of another chrono register at 6, there’s a chamfered rectangular date window aperture.

The Tudor Black Bay S&G Chrono is available on a variety of strap and bracelet options. In addition to the two-tone bracelet (Tudor makes a heck of a bracelet) and the fabric strap, there’s a new leather bund style option. The new Black Bay Chrono S&G starts at $5,600 on leather or fabric, and goes up to $6,800 on a bracelet. Tudor

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Ed is a Long Island-based writer and photographer with an affinity for watches, fountain pens, EDC gear, and a great cup of coffee. He’s always looking for the best gear for the job—whether it be new watch, pen, flashlight, knife, or wallet. Ed enjoys writing because it’s an awesome (and fulfilling) way to interact with those who share the same interests.
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