The use of silver is a rarity among timepieces, with most watch brands favouring metals that are easier to work with. My most recent encounter with the material silver was in 2019 when Zenith debuted the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special followed by earlier this year with the launch of the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver. Today I’m seeing it again, only this time in the new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 Silver – unveiled just days ago. Back then, not a big fan, but this year Tudor has completely changed my stance on the material.
The new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is the brands’ first-ever dive watch with a 925 silver case. The silver itself gives the watch a very soft look in comparison to your conventional steel or gold divers. Crafted from this stunning material, it measures 39mm in diameter and features an open sapphire crystal case back – a first for a TUDOR divers’ watch. Other details include: a 925 silver screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief with circular satin-brushed 925 silver winding crown tube and a unidirectional rotatable bezel in 925 silver with 60-minute graduated disc in matt taupe anodised aluminium and silver gilded markings and numerals. Entirely satin-finished for a matt effect, the case is paired beautifully with a warm taupe dial. Numerous silver details amplify the dial even further. For example, the famous “Snowflake” hands, one of TUDOR’s hallmarks since 1969, and the graduations and text. With waterproofness of 200m, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is the perfect companion for your underwater adventures.
Powered by the self-winding Manufacture Calibre MT5400, this timepiece boasts a 70-hour power reserve. This is the same movement that powers the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K
Presented on a brown grain leather strap or taupe fabric strap with silver band, with 925 silver buckle, the new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 Silver is priced at approx. $5,880 Australian Dollars. It comes with a five-year transferable guarantee, without registration or mandatory maintenance checks.