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A Timepiece That Unifies Classic and Modern Sensibilities

By Lynette Kee

Photograph by Katherine Ang, styled by Michelle KokTudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” in steel with fabric strap.

At a time when demand for gold and platinum watches has dipped, watchmakers have been turning to more high-tech materials or uncommon colours to stay ahead, like the ingenious carbon fibre, a bronze alternative to classic models, splashy burgundy and the modern favourite, navy blue. Following the release of its Black Bay Fifty-Eight in 2018, with stronger vintage cues and slimmed down proportions, Tudor has now rolled out a new variant of its flagship model in navy blue. Tudor watches, like the ones from its sister company, Rolex, often carry a discreet, classic charm that can last through generations. The bold cosmetic update on the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” sees the model brimming with a new modernity. The colour “Tudor Blue” is historically significant to the brand, referencing its French navy divers’ watches from the 1970s. From the hue to the watch dial and bezel to the house emblematic fabric strap (which is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year), Tudor continues to take its age-old design codes into new territory, even as it references the past and solidifies the present.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”, S$4,608.

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