If there was a watch that sums up the current moment in the timepiece zeitgeist, it is the Black Bay Bronze. Since its introduction in 2012, the Black Bay has helped establish Tudor as one of the most ascendant watch brands in the world. Combine that with the current mania around bronze watches, and it’s easy to see how the Black Bay M79250BA-0001 ties together these two threads in a way no other watch can.
At 43mm, the Black Bay Bronze is neither diminuitive nor a statement piece. Its warm color makes it stand out, however, and places it in rarefied air as one of the originators of the bronze watch moment in which we find ourselves. While some say it’s a trend, there is a certain permanence to a bronze timepiece, especially a dive watch. Something about it calls to mind the pioneer days of ocean exploration. Think: diving helmets, leaded boots, and Jacques Cousteau. With functional features like a unidirectional bezel that turns with a satisfying click and a screw-down crown that contributes to the impressive 200M of water-resistance, the Black Bay Bronze is a modern classic ready for adventure.