Tudor Black Bay Bronze Review

July 8, 2023
David Sunnyside

Tudor Black Bay Bronze has been a fundamental part of the revival of this brand and its watchmaking heritage. It was the first watch to use bronze as a case material and has since grown into a full collection with different dial colours, sizes, straps, and even different movement options.

While a mix of copper and tin has been used in other watches (for instance the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo) before, Tudor’s Black Bay Bronze is probably what popularised the material for the modern world. It’s a sleek and elegant watch that’s capable of taking the beating that’s expected from a true tool watch and that looks great on any occasion.

This year, Tudor made a logical move and continued to expand on this model, debuting new variants. One such addition was this slate grey dial version – reference 79250BA-0001.

The slate grey dial features a fumee effect that plays nicely against the golden hue of the bronze case. The bezel also uses a fumee effect to match the rest of the watch.

To keep the watch secure on the wearer’s wrist, Tudor has chosen to use a leather strap that is surprisingly robust for such a delicate material. The strap is a nubuck leather that has been buffed and sanded on the grain side to produce a soft suede-like surface of short protein fibers.

Like many other Tudor models, this Black Bay Bronze is a serious workhorse that will take on anything you throw at it and look good doing so. It’s the perfect companion for those who live an adventurous lifestyle and don’t shy away from challenges.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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