If there was one thing my blissfully-ignorant-self was looking forward to in 2020, back in the now seemingly idyllic days of late 2019, it was Tudor’s upcoming Baselworld releases. While nothing was promised, or even hinted at, we all expected that they would build on their runaway hit from the previous year, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. Fast forward a bit and Basel was canceled, Tudor and Rolex pulled out of the show likely for good, new releases were put on hold, and – well, we’re all too aware of the current state of things.
So, when Tudor sent us an email saying they had a new watch coming out and wanted to know if we’d like to get a sample for review at launch, sight unseen, with no actual indication of what it might be, we emphatically said yes. I mean, it’s a Tudor, and even if it ended up being something bizarre, like a P-01 chrono, it would still be fun to play with. Luckily, it’s exactly what I, and seemingly everyone else, was hoping to see this year from them, a new Black Bay Fifty-Eight. Now in navy blue, it was a logical next watch in the Fifty-Eight collection.