Mysterious Tudor Black Bay GMT
Tudor has added world time functionality with the new manufactured caliber MT5652 black bay. Not only is the watch more accurate than many other closely tested watches, and it also has a 70-hour battery reserve and can be set up in several different ways.
Global acting and circumnavigating the world is no longer the exclusive prerogative of pilots, executives, and other air travel professionals. The fake GMT function, which allows the wearer to read the time in a second-time zone, is perfect not only for our global times but also for Tudor Black Bay.
Proof that this new design is not just a fashionable addition to an existing caliber is the fact that when the crown is withdrawn to its central position and turned manually, the hour hand moves in steps, forward or back, to show a different zone's time while simultaneously carrying the date display along with it. All this happens without breaking the balance, which means that the exact time is always reserved for seconds. We're familiar with similar mechanisms in other modern movements, for example, from Omega and Breitling.
The time-zone function can be used in many different ways. The basic choice is to utilize the second hour hand as a 24-hour display relating to your local time zone. If you want to quickly display different time zones, simply rotate the two-way rotatable panel until the correct time number is aligned with the tip of the 24-hour pointer.
When traveling, the Black Bay GMT means time is easy to set a new local time. All you have to do is pull the crown into the middle position and turn it. The principal hour hand responds by moving forward or backward every hour while continuing to run. The 24-hour pointer saves family time or time in the specified second-time zone. When you return home from your trip, you simply adjust the main hour forward or backward.
The huge knurled crown, which has been adapted from its counterparts on the first Tudor divers' watches that were waterproof to 200 meters, makes operation very convenient. The crown is screwed into a long tube, but it can be withdrawn smoothly, clicked reliably into its individual positions, and securely reinserted by overcoming a spring's slight but noticeable resistance.
Striking hour appliques - eight circles, two rectangles, and one triangle - stand out against the dial's matte black background. Together with the "snowflake" hands, which are full of luminous material, these appliques provide strong contrast during the day and bright luminosity at night for optimum legibility around the clock.
Snowflake hands are an unmistakable design feature of Tudor watches, first appearing in 1969. Although they can be found on the dial three times, it is almost impossible to confuse them. Impressive large, feature snowflake clockwise leading dial; The second is to keep moving on the second hand; The third moves slowly at the tip of the red 24-hour pointer.
The dial's bezel can be switched in both directions and boasts a bicolor aluminum inlay in matte navy blue and Bordeaux red. This inlay fits for the watch's styling and is typical of models in the Black Bay line, as is the fine knurling on the bezel's sides, which transitions to the 41-mm stainless-steel case that is pressure-resistant to 20 bar. Although the watch can dive 200 meters below the surface, it is still not a fully functional dive watch, although it has many of the same features, including a single fold button with a retractable device and a safety button.
The overall design of the watch frame and case is beautiful, made from a riveted bracelet that, like many other details on Black Bay GMT, is reminiscent of Tudor replica watches from the 1950s and 1960s. The wristbands on these models are known for their visible rivet heads and stepped arrangements that connect various components.