Chronograph shoppers are sometimes forced to choose between high functionality, durability, design, reliability, and affordability. The Venn diagram of chronograph features is littered with timepieces that represent some of these qualities but very few sit at the center, offering all options in a single package.
Enter then, the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph. The new release for 2021 starts at $4,900 on Tudor’s proprietary fabric strap and with 200m of water resistance and a sapphire crystal protecting an in-house COSC-certified movement, already checks most boxes for chronograph shoppers who need a watch that does it all. The 41mm stainless steel case is sized beautifully and with a slimmer silhouette than its predecessor, makes it even more functional than earlier versions. Finally, the highly contrasted dial simply pops out despite a generally stealthy motif. Every detail down to the snailed subdials has received the attention of Tudor’s watchmakers. Whether on strap, bracelet, or bund, the Tudor Black Bay M79360N is the perfect watch for the discerning wearer in need of one of horology’s best modern chronographs.