Something of a love letter to designs of the 50s, 60s and 70s, the domed crystal, distinctive steel case (41mm if you’re wondering) and snowflake hands all reference watches of the past. Check out this side-by-side comparison of the watch:
Yet the watch also feels modern with plenty of nods to contemporary watch trends: those flecks of rose gold, black-on-black dial and bezel, and chunky crown are all in line with latest trends.
The Black Bay was first launched in 2012 (and won a Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Geneve prize – the watch world’s equivalent of an Oscar – shortly afterwards). Previous iterations came with a deep red or midnight blue bezel but in black, what was already a versatile timepiece is arguably even more so: an elegant design that looks as impressive peeking out of a shirt cuff as it does 18m underwater.
Price: £2,120 (leather strap) or £2,330 (steel/fabric strap)
The right wrist: Anyone who goes hook, line and sinker for classic diving watches
More info: Tudor