Tudor Black Bay Monochrome

written by YWH team 21 April 2024
Tudor Black Bay Monochrome ref. M7941A1A0NU

Quick specs Tudor Black Bay Monochrome
Price: starting at € 4.290 | CHF 3’950 | $ 4,225 | £ 3,630 (rubber strap)
Size: 41 mm
M7941A1A0NU-0001 (3-link steel bracelet)
M7941A1A0NU-0002 ((black rubber strap)
M7941A1A0NU-0003 (5-link steel bracelet)1A0NU

The Tudor Black Bay Monochrome is another new edition in the Black Bay series, this time with a monochromatic color scheme. All new Black Bay models are part of the third generation of this diver line that was introduced in 2012. Last year the first of these new Black Bay models were released, with the Tudor Black Bay Burgundy Bezel for instance.

All the new Black Bays have design elements that can be found on vintage Tudor’s and references to Tudor’s rich history. And as far as we know all new models are tested and certified by the Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS, after COSC certification as well, to underline the quality.

Watch lovers will like the snowflake hands

This Tudor Black Bay Monochrome has a 41-millimeter case. For most of the buyers it probably gives the watch a better “stance” than the Tudor Black Bay 54 for example. An almost monochromatic model with strong vintage elements, but the size of 37 millimeters can be just too small for a lot of Tudor fans. Although it is period correct when looking at the 1954 Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner with reference 7922 that formed the inspiration of the BB 54.

This new Monochrome has a steel 60-minute uni-directional black aluminium insert bezel with silver accents. Those accents can also be found on the satin radial-brushed black dial. And it has the beloved snowflake hands that Tudor firstly used for their divers in 1969. Here with grade A super-luminova. Perfect for diving, possible to depths up to 200 meters / 660 feet.

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

Behind the screw-down stainless steel case back is the new automatic Tudor caliber MT5602-U. As said, COSC and METAS certified, and resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 Gauss. The bridges and main plate have alternate sand-blasted and polished surfaces and laser decorations. It has a non-magnetic silicon balance spring, a variable inertia balance and a stop-seconds mechanism for precise time setting. All only visible when you open the case. The power reserve is 70 hours.

The Tudor Black Bay Monochrome comes on a stainless steel 3-link rivet-style or oyster-style bracelet. However, you can also order it with a black rubber strap or a 5-link stainless steel bracelet. All secured with a folding clasp with T-Fit micro-adjustment. The steel bracelets cost you about 200 to 300 more than the rubber strap.

Technical data Tudor Black Bay Monochrome
M7941A1A0NU-0001 (3-link steel bracelet)
M7941A1A0NU-0002 ((black rubber strap)
M7941A1A0NU-0003 (5-link steel bracelet)1A0NU
Tudor caliber MT5602-U | Automatic | Diameter: 31.8 mm | Thickness: 6.5 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | METAS certified | COSC certified | Bidirectional rotor | Hours, minutes, seconds | Power reserve: 70 hours
Case and dial:
41 mm | Stainless steel, polished and satin finish | Thickness: 13.6 mm | Domed sapphire crystal | 60-minute uni-directional bezel in stainless steel with black aluminium insert | Black domed satin radial-brushed dial | Silver-colored applied hour markers and hands with grade A super-luminova | Steel screw-down crown | Steel screwed case back | Water resistance: 20 ATM / 20 bar / 200 meters / 660 feet
3-link riveted bracelet or black rubber strap or 5-link stainless steel bracelet | Folding clasp with T-Fit micro-adjustment
Price Tudor Black Bay Monochrome:
starting at € 4.290 | CHF 3’950 | $ 4,225 | £ 3,630 (rubber strap)

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