If you are in the market for a rather cheap branded replica watches, here we have a good suggestion. You can’t keep a Tudor Black Bay away from t he steel and gold treatment, and finally the Tudor Black Bay Chrono’s number has come up for the two-tone transformation. The new Black Bay Chrono Steel & Gold characterizes similar design factors to the Heritage Black Bay Steel & Gold, but it really puts it over the top with gold registers, gold pushers, a gold tachy scale on the bezel, and a gilt chapter ring. Truthfully, it has only some steps away from an all-gold-everything Black Bay.
While, it only made sense that the Chrono get the treatment, but of course the replica Tudor is related to Rolex, and Rolex has also been in the chrono game with the Daytona for a quite long time. You’ll see a unique yellow gold Daytona if you look back into the tomes upon tomes of Daytona history, a riff on the ref. 6241 with a black Paul Newman dial, nicknamed the “John Player Special.” It was produced from 1966 to 1969 and bears a similarity to the black and gold livery of the 1972 John Player Special F1 team. This new Tudor is surely channeling the vibes of the John Player Special with its gold-toned sub-dials on that rich black ground. And that’s a very, very good thing actually.
The original Black Bay S&G does the two-tone thing well; it looks like this Chrono will do the two-tone thing even better. All the additional pieces manufactured in gold allow for an overload of gold accents that I’m sure folks will appreciate. It isn’t a tentative approach at integrating gold. Instead, it seems like it’s a full on assault, and a perfect one. The pushers, the bezel, and the first link of the bracelet are all solid gold, while the crown is “gold-capped.”
However, of course, there’s that design nod to the John Player Special. Tudor replicas themselves aren’t citing that as inspiration, to be clear; they see this reference as a spiritual successor to the Prince Oysterdate in gold rather than any Daytona, but for the folks who know, it’s a little treat. I like that you get a built-in historical nugget of lore with the Tudor, and the fact that it looks like a Newman doesn’t hurt.
The movement equipped in this replica watch is the MT5813, which is the caliber that starts as a Breitling B-01 before being modified in-house by Tudor. The movement, with a free-sprung adjustable mass balance and silicon balance spring (the important additions from Tudor themselves), has established a track record of reliability in the Black Bay Chrono, so the addition of gold shouldn’t change a thing. It’s also crucial to note that the chronograph register is a 45-minute scale instead of a 30-minute or one-hour scale.
In inclusion, this update to the replica Tudor Black Bay Chrono strikes all the right chords of two-tone coolness and I can’t wait to see it in the metal soon. However, the price is rather competitive, consider it!