Introducing the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic "Blue"

Introducing the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic "Blue" Introducing the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic "Blue"

Introducing the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic "Blue"

TUDOR has established a long legacy of competing on the racetrack. TUDOR has supported winning teams since the golden era of motorsport, starting with the TUDOR Watch Racing Team in the later 1960s, all the way to the recent IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Now, in 2024, TUDOR has returned to the grid once more, this time with Visa Cash App RB, a brand-new Formula 1®  team with fan-favourite drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda behind the wheel.

Formula One is widely considered on of the most tech-forward sports. This is the reason why the Black Bay Ceramic is strapped on the wrist of the Visa Cash App RB team., with the model representing TUDOR's relentless pursuit of mechanical performance. Tested by the Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS, the Black Bay Ceramic is the epitome of watchmaking innovation and high-tech aesthetic language. Master Chronometer certification is one of the industry's most demanding standards in terms of chronometry and resistance to magnetic fields. Its matt black ceramic elements and black Manufacture Calibre accentuate this model's outstanding performance.

Now offered in a Visa Cash App RB livery, with a blue dial and matching strap stitching, the same configuration the team has been wearing this season, the Black Bay Ceramic "Blue" writes a new chapter in TUDOR's motorsport history.

High-Tech Look

Aesthetically, the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic "Blue" combines contemporary, high-tech details with subtle references to its significant heritage. Its matt black monobloc ceramic case has sand-blasted surfaces with bevelled edges, mirror-polished for a striking contrast, and is finished with very pronounced lines. The insert of its rotatable bezel is also in black ceramic with a sunray satin finish. The engraved graduations in matching tones offer a complementary additional matt detail, which responds subtly to changes in light.

Finally, a hybrid leather and rubber strap, black of course, with a "Snowflake" motif on the inside, blue stitching and black PVD-coated stainless steel folding clasp, as well as a complimentary black fabric strap with blue band, completes the look of this model.

Comprehensive Independent Certification and High Standards

METAS Master Chronometer certification is comprehensive and covers the main functional characteristics of a watch, including:

  • Precision at two temperatures, in six positions and at two levels of power reserve: 100% and 33%
  • Smooth functioning when exposed to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss and precision following exposure
  • Waterproof to 200m (660 ft)
  • 70-hour power reserve

Its standards are incredibly high, starting with precision, and in order to qualify a watch must be able to function within a 5-second range of variation each day.

It should also be noted that prerequisites are necessary before the certification can be obtained: Swiss manufacturing must conform with the criteria of Swiss Made, and the movement must be certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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