Swiss Tudor Replica Watch has another easy-to-admire hit on its hands with the Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight Blue reference M79030B, which super-watches-fashion.com debuted here. With vintage style, modern construction, and trendiness to the umpteenth degree given today’s tastes, this blue version of the medium-sized Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight leaves rather little to complain about. The worst thing you can say about a conservative timepiece such as this is, “Oh, wait, is that new?” It does, indeed, feel like a watch that has been part of the Tudor Black Bay collection all this time — and yet a blue-dialed version of the Black Bay Fifty Eight (BB58) is brand new for 2020. Let’s take a look at what makes this diver’s-style watch special and how it compares to the hype. tudor heritage black bay blue replica
Tudor’s standard Black Bay is a 41mm-wide modern take on the vintage Tudor Submariner collection. Tudor is part of the Rolex watch family and, historically speaking, they each produced watches known as the Submariner. Tudor’s versions had distinctive “snowflake” hour hands — in contrast to the “Mercedes” emblem-style hands on the Rolex Submariner models. When the original Black Bay hit the market, it was immediately appreciated for its handsome vintage-style, excellent quality-to-price ratio, and appeal to both novice and mature watch enthusiasts and collectors. The Black Bay Fifty Eight was released as a mid-sized Black Bay, measuring in at 39mm-wide, and is proportionally smaller in other respects as compared to the larger Black Bay model. super-watches-fashion.com did a full review of the Tudor Black Black Fifty Eight replica watch here with the original black-dialed reference M79030N version.
While I tend to like 40mm-wide-plus watches, I think a common observation about the larger Tudor Black Bay is that it feels a bit thick and slightly off when it comes to overall proportions. It just feels too beefy to be as correctly identified as a fully vintage-themed modern sports watch. The Black Bay Fifty Eight (Why could they not have just called it the “Black Bay Thirty Nine” to avoid confusion?) is proportionally more attractive at 39mm-wide and about 12mm-thick, as opposed to the wider and thicker 41mm-wide model. Proportions mean a whole lot when it comes to watch design and visual aesthetics. That means sometimes a smaller watch is a better option if the overall composition benefits from a more harmonious overall sense of proportions. That is the case here (no pun intended).
The 39mm-wide case is in steel and finely finished, as anything from the Rolex/Tudor family should be. The case is water-resistant to 200 meters and has a “vintage-style” raised sapphire crystal that is meant to look a bit like historic acrylic crystals. This does bolster the vintage theme, but at the same time, it also has the tendency to increase glare on the crystal (though it doesn’t negatively affect legibility too much). Rolex and Tudor seem to be allergic to putting AR-coating on the top of crystals (as they are loathe that the coatings might wear off and get ugly), and one slight benefit of this is that the crystals are a bit “shiny,” which is an unspoken thing people tend to like a little bit in a luxury product, as it helps a watch be just that much more eye-catching.
Around the crystal is a uni-directional rotating bezel with a mighty healthy-sounding (and feeling) tactile click at each minute marker. The bezel itself is very finely machined, which is something you can easily see in the precision of the peripheral “teeth,” as well as the design of the lume pip at the 60-minute market with its rounded metal housing. Another excellent case detail is the very substantial crown stem. The Black Bay collection (including the BB58) lacks crown guards (for style reasons). To get around this, Tudor engineered a very beefy crown stem that is meant to protect the stem both when the crown is screwed down and when it is screwed out. This is probably one of the most durable (if not the most durable) crown stems I’ve seen currently on the market.