Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

At this year’s Baselworld, Tudor unveiled another addition to their always growing Heritage Black Bay series. The new Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel is a largely cosmetic update to the range with a stainless steel bezel insert as well as a polarizing date function on an otherwise familiar looking dial. We recently had the opportunity to go hands on with the new Black Bay Steel and came away impressed with the tasteful aesthetics, if a little underwhelmed at the low level of actual novelty.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On
All images by James Stacey & Ariel Adams

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex's sister brand Tudor has enjoyed a well-deserved high level of industry attention in recent years, owing mostly to their vintage-inspired releases and their recent introduction of manufacture movements like the silicon hairspring equipped MT5602. One of Tudor’s most successful collections, which is exemplary of their current design sense is the Tudor Black Bay, a diver’s watch which tips its hat to Tudor’s own historical dive watches.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Since the introduction of the ETA-powered Black Bay in 2011, the series has been updated and added to each year, most prominently with the addition of the Tudor Manufacture 5602 movement a couple of years ago. Other than that milestone, the Black Bay updates have been largely in material, like the Black Bay Bronze we covered here or the Black Bay S&G we covered here, or in color scheme, like the Black Bay Dark we covered here. Tudor’s recent Black Bay Steel seeks to even further round out the collection, which already seemingly offers something for everyone.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The new Black Bay Steel’s dial remains similar to its forebears. Steel rimmed Snowflake hands generously filled with Super-LumiNova still preside over a straightforward Submariner-esque dial. Markedly different here is the aforementioned change in dial real estate at the 3 o’clock marker from a lumed hour marker on previous models to a date window on the new Black Bay Steel. This was a bit of a departure because when Tudor originally released the red-bezeled Black Bay in 2011, watch nerds rejoiced over the clean look of the dial, which was provided in no small part by the lack of a date function with its obtrusive window.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The date window on the Black Bay Steel is rectangular and isn't really too obstructive or distracting, which can partly be credited to the fact that there isn't a cyclops lens over it. In fact, as you’ll notice in some of the more distant photographs, the date window’s very presence fades when viewed from only a few feet away. As you’d imagine, the Tudor signature and shield sit at 12 o’clock. Dial text at 6 o’clock is also slightly different, with “200m : 660ft” printed in red above “Chronometer Officially Certified” in white speaking to the impressive MT5612 caliber oscillating within.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor began producing their own calibers in house (and, it should be noted, separate from older sister brand Rolex) in 2015, initially supplying them in their North Flag sport watch and in Pelagos diver’s watches. Since then, we’ve seen the steady introduction of manufacture calibers throughout Tudor’s lineup which seems to imply the position in the market Tudor is after. The new Tudor Black Bay Steel has the same MT5612 as Tudor’s North Flag and Pelagos. So, although it isn’t a brand new caliber, it is still a pretty cool movement with 70 hours of power reserve, a somewhat standard 28,800 bph operating speed, and a silicone hairspring in a price point where a totally in house movement is rare. The MT5612 is also new to the Black Bay range because previous models were all non-date and utilized the only slightly different MT5602.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Protecting all this from the elements and presumably water (this theoretically being a diver’s watch) is the same 41mm, 200m water resistant, stainless steel case, featuring alternating brushed and polished surfaces that Black Bay enthusiasts know too well. Also carried over from previous versions are the anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal and the Tudor rose engraved crown. Different here is the bezel insert which is made of steel as opposed to the aluminum present on previous Black Bay models. The steel insert looks tough and should add a measure of scratch resistance over aluminum while also providing for a military-inspired rugged look. There is even an inverted red triangle at the sixty/zero mark on the bezel throwing back to the earliest Rolex and Tudor Subs and adding a vintage feel which is further complimented by the riveted-style bracelet.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

There are a few strap options for the Black Bay Steel. Tudor's riveted oyster style bracelet, which is used on several other but not all Black Bay models is a standout. In this case, the riveted bracelet perfectly compliments the tool watch style the Black Bay Steel seems to be going for. As a note, Tudor’s execution of a modern “riveted style” bracelet is among the best out there, combining modern functionality with screw bars and modern adjustability for the classic look of Submariners from years past. In another move to bolster the military feel, a canvas NATO style strap in olive green is included with the Black Bay Steel whether you opt for the stainless steel bracelet model or the also available black leather strap version.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Viewed together, the Black Bay Steel is yet another nice looking addition to the Black Bay series. Although it’s hard to believe there needed to be yet another Black Bay, the subtle change in bezel insert material and addition of the date function may grab a few enthusiasts who are currently precariously perched on the Tudor purchasing fence. Tudor’s latest Black Bay may end up serving alongside the Pelagos in a little bit more of a tool watch niche than its predecessors, which seemed to be more interested in style than utility with their colored bezels and more symmetrical dials.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Although nothing here (other than the stainless steel insert) is actually all that brand new, Tudor have yet again proven their ability to produce solid offerings among their own myriad of watches such that there is something for everyone’s own individual taste. One thing is for sure, the Tudor Black Bay Steel and indeed the whole Black Bay line present a strong argument for value equipped with in-house manufactured movements priced at $3,800 on the stainless steel bracelet or $3,475 on an aged leather strap. tudorwatch.com

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  • Pete Pete

    still don’t understand why these are so popular. certainly a high quality watch, but not a looker. not terrible, but for that money there’s just an endless amount of better looking watches available. and the worst (about tudor in general): it’s the wrist-strapped-version of button hole covers in a car. a constant reminders of that you could (and should) have spent more on a higher trim level. or in this case, a real rolex – not it’s ugly little sibling.

    • Spangles

      It’s a closed-back case so the movement finishing is irrelevant.

      A “real rolex” also has a closed-back case.

      You seem poorly informed.

  • Mapston

    That leather strap looks a little too ‘aged’. It’s the Iggy Pop of watch straps.
    What’s the thickness?

    • If it’s the same strap offered with previous iterations of the BB, then it’s thin. Like, too thin to support the watch properly. It looks less ‘faux aged’ in person than it does in photos, but it’s definitely the weak link in the chain. Mine came off the strap almost immediately and lives now on a series of leather NATOs.

    • IG

      It’s actually made from Iggy Pop’s foreskin.

    • William McKinley Ryan

      My BB Bronze came with a very thick and wide aged leather strap, as well as a NATO. As mentioned in my comment above, I think they could make the strap a bit more supple; out of the box it’s pretty stiff. If the strap that comes with this BB is similar, don’t expect instant gratification…

    • Radium head
  • Coert Welman

    This is my favourite Tudor, bar none. These changes were exactly what the Black Bay required in my humble opinion. Now to convince my wife that I need another dive watch…

  • Word Merchant

    If you can’t stretch to a Rolex sub, then this is a great watch. But as Pete Pete wrote, you’d always remember that you couldn’t stretch to a Rolex sub.

    In an unrelated note, my respect for Tudor dropped considerably when they took Beckham on as a watch dummy. Bad move, Tudor.

    • Pete Pete

      don’t forget lady gaga. my guess is that justin bieber and ronald mcdonald are next in line ….

      • Mapston

        Is Foster Brooks available/alive?

        • Radium head

          No way my vote,s for rotten Ronnie all the way

    • Radium head

      I don’t understand why you always bring up somebody can’t afford something, sometimes it’s just a matter of personal taste. The day I bought my Ranger I got the wife a Rolex Oyster Diamond thing I don’t like and we bought my son a IWC for his wedding present that we knew he liked .
      Myself I’m reserved but have no problem getting the people I love something they like not about money

      • Word Merchant

        It can only be ‘not about money’ if you can afford it. I image your wife’s Rolex ‘diamond thing’ wasn’t cheap, so I’m guessing you can comfortably afford a Sub or this Tudor and prefer the Tudor. Fine. I prefer the Sub, so we can agree to differ. However, some people can’t afford a brand new Rolex Sub, in the same way that I can’t afford a brand new Bentley. Perhaps you can, in which case good for you. This Tudor is a cheaper, and not as good, alternative to a Rolex sub.

  • the #watchnerd

    It’s only theoretically a dive watch? It is a dive watch.

  • Norbs K

    Feels like a bastard child of a sub and a flieger.
    Don’t like the all metal bezel. So many other colors could have been a nice touch next to the black dial. (Of course I’m saying this whilst wearing my Boctok with metal bezel)
    The dial is good. Gives it a flieger vibe after having a look this months giveaway, the Laco Münster.
    I like the metal bracelet though. Never seen like one before.
    Also like the snowflake hands. If anything that is what would make me start saving for a Tudor. But then I would rather go for the Pelagos as the circle indicators don’t match with the hands.

    Just looked at the bronze one on their website. That is waaaaaaay better then this.

    • William McKinley Ryan

      I bought the BB Bronze last week and have yet to take it off my wrist, other than to shower and sleep. She’s chunky and heavy, and I wish the leather strap were a bit more supple, but you just find yourself staring at it for no reason other than its’ beauty.
      I own and have owned several Rolex’s (currently have the YM rolesium and GMT) as well as Heuer’s, etc. The BB Bronze is so different from all the others, kudos to Tudor for keeping the lineup young and fresh…

      • SuperStrapper

        get a horween strap and never look back.

        • William McKinley Ryan

          I thought about that….

          • SuperStrapper

            Bronze case watch on horween’s colour #8 with case-matched stitching will put any factory strap to absolute shame. Trust me, I know a guy…

          • How about a pic?

          • SuperStrapper

            here’s a snapshot of some of my favourite horween leathers I always stock, all of them chrome tanned with great pull up. 2 are bovine and 2 are equine. The equine leathers are parts of the hide that are tanned with shell Cordovan for the first few months and then separated off and finished differently. I know shell Cordovan has the fame but these leathers are nicer in my opinion and I’ve used all of them extensively for many years.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/436f54dcbedb65e9b6ebdf9265e6c66aed64f7f69db75d8b143fbc4c37b56d93.jpg

            On a bronze cased watch colour #8 (the reddish leather in the middle) is outstanding, especially with the bronze colour stiching you see on the brown strap on the far right. its a harmonious look that doesn’t interfere or overtake, and the quality is far better than anything you’ll see the factory put out with the watch. Plus, it ages with excellence and when worn properly will last for many years of daily use.

          • William McKinley Ryan

            Nice products. Do you have a website?

          • SuperStrapper

            No, sorry. I work directly with each customer on every strap and don’t have anything “on the shelf” to buy, it’s all bespoke. Its a hobby, not a job, so I don’t advertise.

          • Elijs Dima (@x2eliah)

            Is there a ‘case-matched stitching’ for stainless steel cases? ‘Cos I haven’t really seen much options like that.

            Then again… not sure how a gray/silvery thread would look on a brown strap.

          • SuperStrapper

            Yes, there is. The only findings in will use are natural: beeswaxed linen to be exact. So nothing is metallic, but I have 5 or 6 shades of grey that can line up with white metals with a variety of finishes.

            Have done a few shades of grey on a few shades of brown over the years, it looks fine.

        • Radium head

          ??

      • Norbs K

        Oh well, then water and stale bread for a couple of months then.
        Been looking at Tudors for a long time now. Also wanted a bronze case watch at some point.

      • Word Merchant

        I’ve also got the BB Bronze – it’s ageing nicely and leaving the occasional green stain on my wrist on hot days… It’s a great watch. I got mine taken off the leather strap within weeks and now keep it permanently on the supplied Nato – wears far better.

        • William McKinley Ryan

          I’ve been meaning to put my Nato on the BB Bronze. Gonna go do that now…

  • I will say everything about it is crisp and clean. That’s some of the sharpest engraving on the bezel numerals I’ve ever seen.

  • So, I’m comfortable being a Tudor apologist (fanboy?) but I think they’re entering Omega territory here with their “swap bezel, design complete” strategy. I won’t compare the Black Bay to the Submariner, nor will I agree with the “The BB is what you buy when you can’t buy the Sub” sentiments. I have both, and my BB (plural, I have the Red and the Black) speaks a completely different language than does my Sub. The Sub might gloat, “Oh, you know I’m the King, baby” while the Tudor slyly intones, “Yeah, well I bet you didn’t see me coming”. The BB, especially the Red, exudes a fanciful warmth the Sub lacks, and, if I may borrow from -and extend – Ariel’s psychological assessment for a moment, has far more “uniqueness value”. Every schmuck has a Submariner. Only the really interesting schmucks rock a Black Bay.

    That being said, the BB Steel comes across as sort of cold, bordering on lazy. It’s no-nonsense, sure, and if you were going to stick me in the Amazon or the Congo for a month of field work and said, “Pick a Tudor to accompany you,” this would be the one. (Seriously, Tudor, let’s get some less soccer-y and more science-y brand ambassadors on your payroll). That being said, it still leaves me far less enchanted than does the Black, Red, or the Bronze. I honestly think it’s the fact that while the bezel insert is steel, it’s still an insert. I change the inserts on my SKX when I’m bored; I don’t consider this to be an act of innovative design. An all-steel bezel would have been the baby Jesus in velvet shorts.

    I’m still buying one, though.

    • Mark1884

      Great comment. I agree.

    • Pete Pete

      ” … has far more “uniqueness value”. Every schmuck has a Submariner. Only the really interesting schmucks rock a Black Bay.”

      that might be true, but only for those who are completely stuck and trapped in the rolex cosmos – rolex schmucks as you say. for those the inferior ugly little sister of the sub sure might be something unique and “different” and it might feel wild to for once wear something else than a real rolex. but of course it still has to have that rolex family connection, otherwise it wouldn’t be acceptable.

      but for those looking left and right, there’s a whole universe full of unique and interesting watches.

      • I’m not one of those in the “Rolex is overrated” camp, nor a staunch defender of them, but if you’re going for the classic “dive watch aesthetic” you strap on a Sub, or a Sub analog from the Rose and Crown stable. If you’re a wealthy building contractor whose trophy wife is made of more plastic than LEGO, that Sub is going to be a D-Blue DSSD. If you’re a trust fund kid whose only job title has ever been “freelancer” then it’s a 5513 with a ghost bezel on a Hodinkee strap. If you’re dope, fly, funky fresh G whose stage name is “Funky Fly G-Dope”, then it’s an iced-out Yachtmaster and most likely a fake. If you’re a bad-ass Renaissance man like myself, it’s a Pelagos.

  • SuperStrapper

    Just doesnt have the same charm or personality without the bezel insert.

  • bc_from_aus

    I’d rather they just release the Pelagos in steel.

    • I have it on good authority that it’s going to be offered in Tegimented steel with a GMT complication.

      Source: My overactive imagination.

  • A_watches

    this is a very simple design brief, sporty steel sports watch time and date, no excuse for not getting it perfect.

    imo:
    the round markers and snowflake hands clash, just go with blocks like the pelagos, its very tudor
    riveted bracelet, why??!
    too thick

  • BNABOD

    Well I owned the new black bay blue w the in house movement and while very well made two things bugged me. No date which I probably check 4 times a day and it is not getting better w age and too thick. The thickness is really what bothered me just too chunky and it felt uncomfortable so away it went. loved the crisp bezel clicks and the bracelet was very well made. Here the date background prob would have been best in black w white date and the steel insert does not do much for me.
    A good watch and it can be had for less than msrp

    • SuperStrapper

      interesting that it felt too top heavy even on the bracelet. this can be common for dive watches on straps but the bracelet usually (should, anyway) balances it out.

  • IG

    For some strange reason I like the crown on this watch.

  • Omegaboy

    Love it. Begs to be paired with a $10 NATO – in any color.

  • I really like this. It’s one of two or three Tudors that I would happily wear. I actually prefer this look to the inserts, but not sure if the ink would come out of the bezel over time? It’s a pain in the backside when that happens.

    • Radium head

      I agree don’t throw your self on that grenad

      • Berndt Norten

        Hey you told me to pull the pin! No fair!

        • Radium head

          Okay pull the pin between legs counts 10
          (Totally open to interpretation)

    • egznyc

      Just pour some ink back in those spaces again ;-).

  • Berndt Norten

    I’m really struggling with a decision: should i buy this lovely watch, or the Graham Grenade Pin Watch reviewed yesterday? The Graham is more expensive. Hmmm…. This Tudor gets my vote for one of the best values in luxury watches.

    • TrevorXM

      Yes it’s a real dilemma, isn’t it? Good value cool watch that will never get old, or expensive cartoon watch that will make you look like an idiot whenever you go out in public.

      • Norbs K

        That’s a bit harsh. Although I agree on the basic principle.
        But I can imagine the Graham Cartoon Flieger has it’s time as well.
        The Tudor is definitely more versatile and can be worn any time, any day, any event.
        Whilst the Graham is good for Air Shows and Comic Con.
        Also it might be a good investment. If someone breaks into your house and want’s to steal your watch collection they might die laughing seeing the Graham, or just think that everything is fake and Chinese knockoffs.

        • TrevorXM

          good points

    • Radium head

      Struggle No More I think you need the graham. LOL
      Pull the pin I dare you

    • To be fair (and I hate to do that), the Graham is a chronograph so you would expect it to cost more.

      • Berndt Norten

        Fair enough.

    • IG

      Let me help you: both are automatic. Buy only hand-wound watches as purists do.

  • TrevorXM

    Takes all the silly poseur aspects of the Black Bay and throws them away in favour of utility and usefulness — and there you have it: a perfect watch. It’s so perfect in concept and execution that it’s going to get even better looking the more you wear it and it acquires some character and gets bumped up a bit. I really want one of these.

    • This is the first watch with a steel rotating bezel that I like! Normally, to me, SS bezels are hideous, the watch looks unfinished.

      • egznyc

        Not sure it’s the first for me but it does work well in this watch, and I don’t often feel this way.

  • Nice homage to the original vintage snowflake references. I like it.

  • Mikita

    Can’t decide whether Tudor are cool or boring and repetitive.

    • Chaz

      I’m trying to figure it out too but will enjoy my month old Pelagos LHD in the meantime 😉

      One thing’s for sure though…getting the Pelagos killed any want or “need” for a Sub, Seadweller or any more Rolex vintage.

    • Mark1884

      I vote for “cool”

    • paysdoufs

      Well – if you see the 3 BB novelties next to the existing models in a show window, you can certainly go with “repetitive”… Whether it’s boring probably lies in the eye of the beholder.

    • Dan Finch

      The BB must be selling well to make so many iterations! The entry level luxury market seems to be geared to sport designs these days! “Dude” watches…

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Sister brand you say ?.
    I would put a few more cents into the jar and wait for a proper watch.
    This is super boring™

    • Yan Fin

      +1 wait for a proper watch

    • Mapston

      You can just say rectangular. Squares are rectangles.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Don’t start me ! 🙂

  • Yan Fin

    If the date’s background is white on a dark dial, why don’t make the date round and replace one of the round hour markers? And add ceramic bezel?

    • Mapston

      You mean date at 4? If they kept it at 3 then they should also probably make the 9 o’clock marker round. And then all the markers would probably have to be larger and then the case might have to be larger.

    • The could be it at 4 but the opening would be larger than the applied hour markers, so it would look a little (or a lot) odd. Date a 6 would be better as the maker it replaces is rectangular and there are no similar adjacent makers.

      • Yan Fin

        Make the round markers tad bigger, and keep same size date at 4. Just a general idea. Will for sure work for Andersmann Deep Ocean.?

  • Mapston

    I’m sorry if my comment below was unclear. When I asked about the thickness, I wanted to know the thickness of the watch itself, not the thickness of the strap. I went on Tudor’s website and I didn’t see anything about case thickness but the watch looks pretty thick in some of the photos.

    • 12.7 mm.

      I either completely made that up, or I’m just that precise.

    • Dan Finch

      I measured my Black Bay and confirmed it’s about 13mm thick total. The sides of the body are 7.5mm. The Bezel is thin at 2.25 mm, the bubble crystal is about 1.25 mm and the rest is caseback. It’s faithful to vintage diver watch proportions, which make it a little tall and narrow. 41mm diameter is small compared with modern dive watches. When I saw first saw it in person, I was surprised by how much smaller it looked than in photos. But it works on this model, and has a certain timelessness. It is a comfortable size on the wrist. If u are looking for more modern proportions, go with the Pelagos model.

  • Larry Holmack

    Yet another dive watch. Now where’s that article on the Graham…..

  • Pete L

    Nice. Not nice enough to buy one though – I would keep saving and buy a Rolex as I think I would always feel I should have waited for the real deal. I think any ‘junior’ brand would suffer the same way and they would be better off distancing themselves from Rolex IMHO.

  • Dan Finch

    I like it! A little less “diver” looking than the black bezel models… Seems like it is more versatile and could be worn in a wider variety of situations.

  • otaking241

    I’m firmly in the pro-date window camp–currently wearing a watch without one and it’s maddening every time I look at my wrist to check the date and have pull out my phone instead. Sure it messes with the symmetry but a watch is mean to be worn, not hung on a wall. Dig the steel bezel as well and the rivet bracelet is icing on the cake. I have a feeling this might be the watch that finally gets me to pony up for a Tudor, unless they have something with a GMT function in the works…?

    • commentator bob

      I am pretty indifferent toward the Black Bay line, although I like the Pelagos and full ceramic Fast Rider because they are concepts for watches not yet sold as Rolexes, instead of knock-offs of past Rolexes.

      That said, a GMT Master homage with a Pepsi rotating bezel and a “traveller” GMT movement would be the one Tudor I would consider buying.

  • Ross Diljohn

    Do people actually buy this?

    • IG

      Is this a rhetorical question?

      • benjameshodges

        I personally know two owners so yes.

    • Hands90

      I’ll take 2.

      Check please

  • Framlucasse

    I’ve heard that some Tudor’s parts are China Made, I wonder if it’s true. If the author have some informations?

    • commentator bob

      Rolex is so automated that I can’t see it being worth it.

      I would much rather deal with robots than the Chinese trying to force joint ventures, forcing unnecessary workers to keep employment up and stealing my IP in the factory across the street.

      • Framlucasse

        Well, including robot’s work, costs are 1 to 4 from China to Swiss in watches industry so it worth a lot for a share holder and a CEO… I assume Rolex can’t take the risk of m

  • Good looking watch with a decent power reserve. I’ve never been a fan of the snow-flake hands, but I guess (grumble, grumble) that you have to expect that on a Tudor Black Bay. The red triangle by the bezel pip and the dials depth rating could have been white since they didn’t otherwise carry a red accent color onto the hands or dial. The steel bezel is a plus for sure. The date window does not bother me but if they left it off, that would be fine too.

  • commentator bob

    To me the Zodiac Sea Wolf is much more compelling. A 200 M manufacture dive watch that came out a year before the Submariner, for less than a watch that knocks-off the Submariner.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d04d111ad52b0281310c7b2dbb1c4833991e099633becfc7b99449463853ac4.jpg

  • commentator bob

    Fake rivets are for fake people.

    • egznyc

      The Graham cracker watch had fake rivets too I believe. Just on the dial. Come to think of it, there was recently another watch reviewed (here or maybe another site?) that had fake rivets or bolts on its dial, meant to evoke the Sputnik satellite. It was rather ugly but at least it was relatively cheap.

      This Tudor isn’t cheap but at least it’s attractive IMO.

  • Very acceptable

  • Dénes Albert

    Does anyone know whether Tudor uses the same 904L steel as Rolex?

    • benjameshodges

      No it’s standard 316L.

  • paysdoufs

    I don’t know… All these different shades of grey (TM) just seem a litte… sad (?) to me. Especially when you know how nice the BB looks with a touch of color (NB: Same goes for the new chrono).

    • paysdoufs

      PS: Hard to tell from the pics, but they didn’t use the gold-framed hands, right?

  • Thomas

    Now get rid of the aluminum crown stem and we’re in business.

  • PR

    kinda looks meh, black and white filter used wrong