At this stage of light luxury, Tudor is a very formidable competitor. It has the same style as the Rolex brand, sturdy and functional watches. The watches in the Tudor Black Bay collection are predominantly large three-hand watches. The brand rarely develops watches with complicated functions, and the most complicated watch in the Black Bay collection at the moment is the chronograph. The Tudor Black Bay chronograph was originally created in 2017, thanks to its interchangeable movement with Breitling.
Although it’s only 3 years old, there are not many who know it and love it. What follows is my summary of the 5 reasons to buy imitation Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watches.
- High brand awareness. Influenced by the big brother, Rolex, and its own solid quality, Tudor’s popularity in the watch market is quite high.
- Solid chronograph movement. The original movement inside the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watches is the Breitling B01 movement. Originally a Breitling signature, Tudor has combined the advantages of the B01 movement with its own in-house movement.
Then, the Black Bay Chronograph watches are fitted with the powerful calibre NO.5813.
- The balance has a fine adjustment mechanism.
- Reasonable price. A lot of people who like Rolex but can’t afford Rolex watches will choose Tudor watches.
- Good value for money. Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watches are one of the most popular Tudor imitation watches, and they have a good value retention.
Once you understand why Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watches are worth buying, let’s take a closer look at this excellent watch.
We can see that the designer has drawn on a number of vintage, classic and iconic features in the design of the replica Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watches. The curved sapphire crystal and dial come from the first Tudor dive watch. The large crown comes from the first Tudor 7924 with a diving depth of 200M. The color of the water resistance inside the Black Bay Chronograph dial also remains the same as the Tudor 7924, red. The dial also retains the snowflake hands from the Tudor watches supplied to the French Navy in the 1970s.
The imitation Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watches are not only a diving watch, but are also closely related to racing chronographs. In addition to the chronograph dial, there is also a tachymeter scale on the fixed bezel. So it is not only the only chronograph in the Black Bay collection, but also a racing watch with dive watch DNA.
Tudor Caliber MT5813
The main reason for the creation of the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watches was the collaboration between Tudor and Breitling. The Breitling B01 movement is exchanged with the Tudor MT5612 movement. Tudor adds to the B01 movement an internal regulator with silicon hairspring and a home-made rotor. Tudor calls the upgraded B01 movement the Caliber MT5813, a new movement with a power reserve of 72 hours and COSC certification. At the same time, the Tudor MT5612 became the basic movement within the Breitling brand.
The function of the movement also changed. The chronograph dial at 3 o’clock has a 45-minute scale instead of the usual 30 minutes. At nine o’clock, there is still a 60-second subdial. The disadvantage of this dial layout is that the subdial is blocked by the snowflake hour hand, which affects the confirmation of the time. In addition, the date at six o’clock can be quickly and easily adjusted.
These Tudor imitation watches stay at 41.5mm and have a water resistance of 200M. Overall, the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph watch is a cost effective watch and a solid quality watch that is well worth the money.