One of the Decade’s Best Dive Watches Now Comes in Blue

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight captured the hearts of watch lovers everywhere in 2018.

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Following the cancellation of this year’s Baselworld, it was anybody’s guess when — or, indeed, whether or not — Rolex, Tudor and Patek Philippe were going to release their 2020 wares. Rolex and Patek, it seems, are sitting this one out, but younger sibling brand Tudor has decided to give the world what it’s been waiting for since 2018: namely, another iteration of its most perfect dive watch, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight.

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The new Black Bay Fifty-Eight (ref. M79030B-0001) is now available in navy blue, a color inspired by 1960s and ’70s Tudor Submariners that were issued to the French Marine National, among other navies. It’s got the same specs we all love from the original black and”gilt” edition — 39mm x 11.9mm stainless steel case, automatic, chronometer-certified cal. MT5402 (COSC) manufacture movement with a 70-hour power reserve, 200m of water resistance, domed sapphire crystal, and an anodized aluminum bezel. A riveted steel bracelet ($3,700) completes the vintage-inspired look, though the watch is also available on a blue “soft touch” leather strap or on a blue fabric strap ($3,375).

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The Black Bay Fifty-Eight in navy blue is available at Tudor authorized detailers now, though given the constricted supply of the original black model, it’s anybody’s guess whether or not customers who are new to the brand (and are more than willing to pay for a timepiece) will actually be able to get their hands on one. Hopefully, this won’t be the case, as this is truly a beautiful watch, and only expands upon what has become one of the most beloved dive watches of the past decade.

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