Tudor just released its new models for Baselworld 2019, and this year they’ve chosen to create a fairly radical all-new Black Bay, along with a series of existing Black Bays with a dressy two-tone look.
The P01 is by far the most notable addition to Tudor’s lineup this year, featuring an all-new case inspired by an early Tudor prototype in the ’60s, apparently intended for the US Navy.
It is most noteworthy, of course, for its extremely unusual case and bidirectional bezel, a rare, but not unprecedented, feature in dive watches. This is due to a unique mechanism that locks the bezel from rotating in either direction. It’s difficult to describe in text, but I’ll show you in a future review.
Naturally, it’s powered by one of Tudor’s in-house movements, in this case the MT5612. I initially found it odd that they opted to use a date in such a hardcore tool watch, but I think they chose to go that way because it made it closer to the original. Also note that they have chosen to reuse the Tudor Rose logo instead of the shield for this model.
The P01 is $3,950 and (currently) comes exclusively in a 42mm steel case with brown leather/rubber hybrid strap.
I think that the new Black Bay Bronze is going to be the most popular of the models released so far though. It’s 43mm, also powered by an in-house movement, and $4,050.
This great looking new watch is available in either a leather or fabric strap, although I’d have a hard time deciding between them. Tudor is consistently one of the best companies at perfectly matching their watches and straps.
Tudor also released a variety of dressy new two-tone Black Bays in 41mm, 36mm and 32mm case sizes. ($4,150, $4,050 and $3,950 each).
Lastly, we have another two-tone Tudor, this time the 41mm Black Bay Chrono, price at $6,800.
For a not-inconsiderable $1,200 less, you can also have it on either of these straps.