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The Classic Tudor Black Bay (41mm) Goes All-Black

A black on steel version that screams classic dive watch.

| By Brice Goulard | 3 min read |

Last year, Tudor unveiled a deeply refreshed version of its original Black Bay – understand the 41mm edition – featuring multiple important changes; Master Chronometer movement, updated and slimmer case, new bracelet options, new clasp, new crown and new bezel… Almost an entirely new watch. First presented in the classic burgundy and gold colour scheme, it now comes back in a typical dive watch style; steel and black dial, with white and silver contrast. Meet the 2024 Tudor Black Bay reference 7941A1A0NU, available in 3 styles of bracelet.

This couldn’t be more monochrome, and more classic dive watch… Following the refresh last year of the popular collection launched in 2012, Tudor now expands its original Black Bay range with a black bezel model. But contrary to what we’ve seen in the past, the gold-colored accents are gone and now it’s all about tone-on-tone, neutral theme for a robust, no-nonsense dive watch.

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What we have is basically the same watch as last year. Still fairly large, at 41mm in diameter, the case has been redesigned with a refined profile of 13.6mm (versus close to 15mm in the past). Also, the casebands are now thinner and some of the height has been integrated within a more “bubble” style caseback. The polished bevel on the sides have been kept, so does the 200m water-resistance and the domed sapphire crystal. The crown, however, changed to a more compact and more traditional style, closer to the case and with a Tudor rose in relief. In the same vein, the bezel has been updated with a more pronounced fluting on the edge, bringing a better grip.

What matters this year is the combination of a matte black dial with a black aluminum insert and a silver-colored 60-minute diving scale for the unidirectional bezel. Also, the dial, which now has only 2 lines of the text (good…) is carrying white-toned Super-LumiNova on the hands and applied silver-toned markers. All in all, there is not a single touch of colour on this new Black Bay 7941A1A0NU. It’s all black, rhodium-plated, white or silver… The perfect Monochrome watch…? Another update of last year, and still present concern the hands. The classic snowflake design is now reserved for the hour hand only, and the seconds hand now has a lollipop style. Also, the minute hand has been revised to a pencil style, while it used to have a baton design.

Inside is the manufacture (made with Kenissi) Calibre MT5602-U, an automatic movement with 4Hz frequency, 70h power reserve and silicon hairspring. But mostly, it is a Master Chronometer certified movement.

Tudor presents the new Black Bay Master Chronometer Black on a new 5-link stainless steel Jubilee-style bracelet, with brushed outer links and polished mid-links. The classic 3-link, fully-brushed riveted bracelet is still available and a new black rubber strap has been added to the collection too. All options are equipped with a folding clasp that features the brand’s T-Fit system, allowing for rapid micro-adjustment.

Now available, the new Tudor Black Bay 7941A1A0NU will be priced as of CHF 3,950. For more details, please visit or check our article on the burgundy edition here.

2 responses

  1. This is such an absolute beauty, too bad the 41 is too large for my wrist. I wish they added this colorway to the 58 collection while they were at it. I don’t understand why in the watch industry we need to wait years before a new color or sizing option is introduced, it would be cool if these choices were available from the get-go.

  2. Agree. This in BB58 form could be my only/GADA watch. Would rock it on a ton of straps plus a no-rivet oyster bracelet.

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