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The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue!

HomeWatch ReleasesThe Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue! Watch ReleasesThe Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue! Adding variety to one of the most popular divers by Michael Stockton July 01, 2020 MIN READThe Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Arrives in Navy Blue!We finally have some news from Tudor! The new Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is here and brings variety to a beloved dive watch.
Well, I guess we saw this coming. Blogs and keyboard warriors all speculated about what could be in store from Tudor. Renders were created, fuzzy pictures of what could be were circulated. But it’s always best to wait for the real scoop and now we finally have it. The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is here! And while this watch doesn’t really blaze any new trails, it does something more important. Namely, the Fifty-Eight Navy Blue gives the fans more of what they want.

A quick trip back to 2018It’s hard to believe that it was over two years ago that I penned our article o..

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Pre-Owned Picks — 3 Big Block Chronographs From Tudor

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — 3 Big Block Chronographs From Tudor Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — 3 Big Block Chronographs From Tudor Blockbuster Tudors for week 25 by Ben Hodges June 19, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — 3 Big Block Chronographs From TudorThis week in Pre-owned Picks, I am looking at the forgotten Big Block chronograph from Tudor. The term “Big Block” was coined by collectors in reference to the case height. The reason for the thicker case? This was Tudor’s first line of automatic chronographs. Most interestingly, these came out twelve years before Rolex placed the modified Zenith El Primero movement in the 1988 Daytona.
Before the Oyster Date, the Chrono Time was launched in 1976. Tudor’s line-up consisted of twin-register chronographs with manually-wound movements. The advent of the automatic chronograph in 1969 sent shockwaves through many watch brands in the 1970s. Heuer, Seiko, Breitling, Buren, Hamilton, and of course Zenith had finally perfected the auto-chr..

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Rolex, CHANEL, Chopard, Patek Philippe & Tudor Drop Out Of Baselworld, Start New Show With FHH

Rolex and Patek Philippe are among five major luxury watch brands that have decided to leave Baselworld and begin a new fair with FHH. READ MORE
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Breaking Baselworld: Rolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Are Out

HomeIndustry NewsBreaking Baselworld: Rolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Are Out Industry NewsRolexBreaking Baselworld: Rolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Are Out It could be Hammertime by Rob Nudds April 15, 2020 MIN READBreaking Baselworld: Rolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Are OutLast week, the news that Rolex, Tudor, and Patek Philippe were postponing their 2020 releases was confirmed across the board. That announcement — vague as it was — sired more questions than answers. The most pressing? The future of Baselworld. With yesterday’s confirmation that all three brands will step away from the storied fair, we have more grain for the conversation mill.
That’s got to be curtains, right? I’m yet to encounter a different reaction. I’ve heard people — even myself — desperately trying to present this news as anything but a death knell for Baselworld, but it doesn’t seem to be sticking. But before we take a slightly deeper dive into what got us to this point, let’s bluntly address the news its..

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Rolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Postpone Releases

HomeWatch TalkRolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Postpone Releases Watch TalkRolexRolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Postpone Releases But what does that mean for the future of Baselworld and all fairs like it? by Rob Nudds April 11, 2020 MIN READRolex, Tudor, And Patek Philippe Postpone ReleasesBy now, you might already have heard that Rolex, Tudor, and Patek Philippe (arguably the “big three” left in the Baselworld fold) have announced that they will postpone their 2020 releases. We dig into what that means right now, the immediate future, and the long-term.
The announcement came as no surprise. In fact, it was so unsurprising that we didn’t report it immediately. Partly because the announcement amounted to a confirmation of the status quo, and partly because it doesn’t actually commit the brands to any definite action. We’re past Baselworld’s planned dates. There were no releases. This much we knew. Officialising the postponement simply rubber-stamped a plan that had already been put in..

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Norqain Partners With Kenissi, The Watch Movement Manufacture Tied To Tudor & Chanel

Founded in 2018, Norqain watches just announced that they are partnering with Kenissi. If you’ll recall, Kenissi is the movement manufacture that is the “industrial arm” of Rolex-owned Tudor and is 20% owned by Chanel. As of now, Norqain has introduced two movements (a three-hand and a GMT) that will be followed up with new watches some time in June.

Currently Kenissi is based in Geneva, though there is a new facility being built in Le Locle that should open sometime in 2021. Rolex is building this new manufacture, which will apparently be split between Kenissi and Tudor. The two movements that are being developed for Norqain are the NN20/1 three-hand and the NN20/2 GMT with jumping hour feature, both of which have a 70-hour power reserve. I believe these Norqain movements share a lot with the Tudor Calibre MT5601 and MT5652 movements used in their Black Bay and Black Bay GMT watches.
Caseback of the new Chanel J12.
Kenissi is very quiet so far, though they did d..

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Pre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Our preferred pre-owned picks for week 5 by Robert-Jan BroerJanuary 31, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and OmegaI thought it would be fun to pick only one style of watch for this week’s Pre-Owned Picks. And so I went for divers’ watches. Besides chronographs, diving timepieces are perhaps the most popular type of sports watch.
I have my share of divers’ watches and I am not a good swimmer, at all. It’s also not really about being able to dive with them, and certainly not to 300 meters or more. It is far more about the build quality of these watches. A divers’ watch is a perfect everyday watch because it is water-resistant, can take a beating, and, by their nature, are highly legible. The downsides are that they’re often bulky and less often suited to more formal o..

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Pre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive Watches

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive Watches Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive Watches Our preferred pre-owned picks for week 5 by Robert-Jan BroerJanuary 31, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive WatchesI thought it would be fun to pick only one style of watch for this week’s Pre-Owned Picks. And so I went for divers’ watches. Besides chronographs, diving timepieces are perhaps the most popular type of sports watch.
I have my share of divers’ watches and I am not a good swimmer, at all. It’s also not really about being able to dive with them, and certainly not to 300 meters or more. It is far more about the build quality of these watches. A divers’ watch is a perfect everyday watch because it is water-resistant, can take a beating, and, by their nature, are highly legible. The downsides are that they’re often bulky and less often suited to more formal occasions. Although..