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Tudor introduced the Black Bay in 2012, and it was very well received. Watch lovers appreciated the unique styling as well as the throwback to Tudor’s heritage. Being associated with Rolex also never hurts Tudor’s position as a solid performer with a known pedigree.
After years of skirting the US market, at least in terms of direct sales and marketing, Tudor came back, armed with some new models. The Pelagos and the Black Bay were the two fixtures on which Tudor would bolster its reentry into the North American fold.
With an MSRP of $3425, the Black Bay is a somewhat pricey 3 hander with an ETA movement. But thanks to their general intrigue and ties to Rolex, Tudor has been able to demand a higher price than their competition.
The Black Bay comes in two variants – a stainless steel bracelet version and a weathered strap offering. The strap version can be had for around $2350 with the bracelet version pulling a $150-200 premium over its sibling.