The Tudor Black Bay 36 with a blue dial (ref. 79500) didn’t get the attention it deserved when it first launched in 2018 — understandable when going up against heavy hitters like the Black Bay Fifty-Eight and GMT. Reviews and in-the-wild photos were hard to come by for the first half of the year after the watch launched. Slowly photos began to trickle out, and what I was seeing certainly piqued my interest. But I still needed to check out the blue dial in the metal, and doing so was a mistake (for my wallet, that is). After seeing it and trying it on, I knew more than ever that I needed one for my collection, so I went out and got one last year.
In my experience, the Tudor Black Bay 36 is a great little watch that I’ve found to be extremely versatile. It’s comfortable to wear, looks great with any outfit, and features some capable specs. Let’s take a closer look at this simple three-hander from Tudor with its stunning blue dial.