Tudor Black Bay 39

written by YWH team 21 January 2024
Tudor Black Bay 39 ref. M79660

Quick specs Tudor Black Bay 39
Price: € 4.080 | CHF 3’750 | $ 4,025 | £ 3,450 (excl. diamonds)
Size: 39 mm
Reference: M79660-0001 (anthracite) | M79660-0002 (blue) | M79660-0003 (champagne)

The Tudor Black Bay 39 is part of a new series of rather plain, yet quality models named the Black Bay 31/36/39/41. Which relates to the size of the case. So, the model is also available in 31, 36 and 41 millimeters, with the same dial colors, and each with a different COSC certified automatic movement. Let’s take a look at the 39-millimeter version.

The watch is powered by the Tudor caliber MT5602, which is COSC certified and also used in several other Tudor models, like this Tudor Pelagos FXD Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition. This automatic in-house movement with bidirectional rotor system and non-magnetic silicon balance spring is just solid as a rock. With a sufficient power reserve of 70 hours. The COSC certification plus specs kind of explains the price tag of the watch.

The Tudor Black Bay 39 has a power reserve of 70 hours

For the dial there are three options. The reference M79660-0001 has a anthracite dial, the 0002 comes with a dark blue dial and the 0003 with a dial in light champagne. The indexes and hands have grade A super-luminova and yes, the hour hand has the renewed Tudor angular shape. Also known as a snowflake hand, already introduced by the brand in 1969. The stainless steel case is polished and has a satin finish.

The Tudor Black Bay 39 comes on a 5-link stainless steel bracelet, also with polished and satin finish. It is secured by a so called “T-fit” folding clasp. And if you are more interested in a slightly bigger model, check this Tudor Black Bay 41. Other variants of the 31/36/39/41 are the S&G models that come in a combination of steel and gold. Just like the plain models these are also available with diamonds.

Technical data Tudor Black Bay 39
M79660-0001 (anthracite) | M79660-0002 (blue) | M79660-0003 (champagne)
Tudor caliber MT5602 | Automatic | Diameter: 31.8 mm | Thickness: 6.5 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, seconds | Non-magnetic silicon balance spring | COSC certified | Power reserve: 70 hours
Case and dial:
39 mm | 316L Stainless steel with polished and satin finish | Stainless steel bezel with polished and satin finish | Flat sapphire crystal | Anthracite, blue or light champagne dial | Indexes and hands with grade A super-luminova | Screw-down crown | Steel case back | Water resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
316L 5-link stainless steel bracelet with polished and satin finish | “T-fit” folding clasp and safety catch
Price Tudor Black Bay 39:
€ 4.080 | CHF 3’750 | $ 4,025 | £ 3,450 (excl. diamonds)

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