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The New Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze “Boutique Edition”

Tudor's first boutique edition watch is a full bronze (bracelet included) vintage BB58 model.

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Brice Goulard | ic_query_builder_black_24px 2 min read |
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze M79012M boutique edition

Following an array of new models for Watches & Wonders 2021, as well as the new and rather important Black Bay Ceramic, mostly noticeable because of its Master Chronometer certification, Tudor is unveiling yet another novelty and its first boutique edition watch. Based on the desirable, compact and vintage-oriented BB58 model, the brand launched a new bronze edition that is not only using this material for the case but also (and surprisingly) for the bracelet. Here is the new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze “Boutique Edition” watch.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze M79012M boutique edition

The characteristic elements of the Black Bay Fifty- Eight Bronze watch are basically the same as the classic stainless steel editions, meaning a compact 39mm case with a reasonable height of 11.9mm. The shape is also the same, with the distinctive oversized and unprotected crown and the bevels running on the sides of the lugs – both signature elements of 1950s and 1960s dive watches of the Rolex Group. Finally, the 200m water-resistance is retained as well as the highly domed sapphire crystal covering the dial.

What’s new then? Well, obviously, the material is different but not entirely new to Tudor, which has used bronze twice on the Black Bay already, but always in 43mm cases. Entirely brushed, this lively metal is an aluminium bronze alloy that will gain relatively low amounts of patina. It is the first time that Tudor uses it in the ever-growing Black Bay Fifty-Eight collection. Another important update, and this time a first for the brand, is the introduction of a solid bronze bracelet. Retaining the classic brushed and riveted profile of other bracelets, it also comes with a new clasp with a quick adjustment, with 5 positions. All elements of the bracelet are made of bronze so that the entire watch will develop a consistent patina. An additional “brown-bronze” jacquard fabric strap with a central yellow stripe and bronze buckle is also included.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze M79012M boutique edition

In typical Tudor style, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze is fitted with a brown dial and bezel combination. Both have a graduated matte “brown-bronze” colour, shaded concentrically from the exterior towards the centre. Also in line with previous bronze models, the baton markers at 3, 6 and 9 are replaced by applied Arabic numerals. All markers and hands are gold-coloured and filled with SLN. Inside the case, the BB58 bronze relies on the same movement as other models from this sub-collection: the COSC-certified calibre MT5400 with 70h power reserve and silicon balance spring.

Availability & price

The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze M79012M-0001 will be exclusively available in fifty Tudor boutiques throughout the world. It will be priced at EUR 4,250 or CHF 4,300. For more details, please visit www.tudorwatch.com.


In addition to this short introducing article, we’ll come back on the topic of the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze in the coming days with hands-on experience and live images, as one of our editors is now on his way to see the watch. Stay tuned.

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8 responses

  1. Hope the micro-adjustment clasp makes it to the rest of the BB58 lineup in 2022.

  2. Hi Brice, thanks again for this review, i have to see this watch for real, i so love it !!!!!
    is it a LE edition ?
    You are going ( again and again) to put me in trouble with my bank account manager 😉 !!!!!!!!

  3. @Pierre – this is a boutique edition, only available in official points of sales of Tudor (not retailers) and no, it’s not limited.

  4. Thanks Brice, grrrrr i am in Lyon France and we only have an Rolex/Tudor AD, i’m in trouble :-))

  5. No boutique in France, and surprisingly enough no boutique in Geneva ( which is not far from Lyon), well done Tudor, i really don’t understand manufacturers sometimes !!!!!
    So enough is enough, between the Rolex shortage ( real or not) of steel sport models and now this, the least we can say is that is far from customer friendly !!!!!
    I give up……( i know, i know they don’t care and they still will sell their products like hot cakes).

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  6. You are sorted if you live in Hong Kong (7 boutiques) or China (12), but if you live in Switzerland where Tudor are from there no boutiques!

    What is wrong with that?

  7. Hi Stu, i do not plan to settle in China 😊, and to be honest i find this choice of boutique edition pretty ridiculous with ( i might be wrong) only 2 boutiques in Europe !!
    My Rolex 16600 and Tudor bb36 will be the last from this manufacturer !! ( and again, i know they don’t care).

  8. Hola a todos. Sobre este reloj me parece un acierto las medidas de caja y el calibre escogido, no obstante creo equivocada la decisión de hacerle un bisel con el obsoleto disco de aluminio anodizado donde debe ir una duradera cerámica. Con respecto al armis de bronce, al principio todo irá bien, pero con el paso del tiempo, los posibles usuarios-dueños tendran la experiencia de lucir la molesta mancha verde que deja el metal sobre la piel con su uso continuado. Poseo un Panerai Bronzo 1950 y puedo atestiguar que con el bronce no hay distinciones de marca cara. Por cierto este oxido verdin esta probado que es toxico y alergenico. Al menos han tenido la consideración de incluir una correa adicional.

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