Tudor Black Bay Pro Review
Launched in 2022, the Tudor Black Bay Pro has been one of the most welcomed additions to the brand since the first GMT that was released in the collection back in 2018. The Tudor Black Bay Pro features a fixed stainless steel GMT bezel, a golden yellow GMT hand, traditional Black Bay sport case / bracelet, and a COSC certified in-house movement. Considering everything you get in the Tudor Black Bay Pro, it’s no wonder why many are viewing it as the best value watch of 2022. The price tag of the Tudor Black Bay Pro ranges between $3,675 and $4,000 depending on which bracelet option you select.
Overall Tudor had a whole list of amazing new watches in 2022. What Tudor can do that its older brother Rolex can’t is think outside the box. Every year the designs keep getting more daring and daring begging the question, “is Tudor doing what Rolex wishes they could do”. My personal opinion is yes.
Tudor is a brand known for producing tool watches. With the 2022 release of the Tudor Black Bay Pro, they really leaned into their position in the market and will be rewarded greatly for it. For many with an adventurous spirit, there is something personal when it comes to selecting which tools will guide you on your journey. What the Black Bay Pro brings to the table is ruggedness, dependability, legibility, accuracy, and the measurement of time zones. Everything that an explorer would want or need from a trusted companion on the wrist.
Stainless Steel GMT Bezel
The standout feature and design aesthetic on the Tudor Black Bay Pro is the stainless steel GMT bezel. This is a fixed bezel which is what many purists consider a true GMT watch. The bezel is a brushed finish with black Arabic numbers and indices. Overall the look and finish of the stainless steel bezel screams tool watch, which will create a high demand for the $4,000 Tudor Black Bay Pro.
In-House COSC Certified Calibre MT5652 Movement
Tudor has cased within the Tudor Black Bay Pro the in-house calibre MT5652. The MT5652 has been in production since 2018 with the release of their Pepsi GMT reference. The movement is a chronometer (COSC), has a power reserve of 70 hours, is extremely accurate, and has a GMT & date function.
Many people predicted that Tudor was going to expand their GMT watch collection because of this movement alone. It was only in one watch prior to 2022 and now is included in three.
Pricing & Availability
Pricing for the Tudor Black Bay Pro is $3,675 MSRP for the leather and nato strap references and $4,000 MSRP for the stainless steel reference. Expect for these watches to hit stores in the spring of 2022. In the past Tudor has done a fairly well of making inventory available on or a little after the release date for their watches.
Waitlist For The Tudor Black Bay Pro
The Tudor Black Bay Pro, in our opinion, is definitely the most popular Tudor watch of 2022. It may have been a top 10 new watch release from any brand. With that in mind, expect for their to be an initial waitlist for the Tudor Black Bay Pro. Over time it’ll most likely be easier to acquire one of these new at an authorized dealer. Remain patient and continue to grow your relationship and you shouldn’t have a problem getting one of these, if you truly want it.
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Water Resistance||200m / 660ft|
|Bezel||Fixed Stainless Steel GMT|
|Power Reserve||70 Hours|
Once again Tudor delivered with the Black Bay Pro. They further strengthened their position in the market of being the brand of choice for tool watches. A trend we noticed from this years Watches & Wonders 2022 event is that most brands decided to go “Up-Market” with their new watches. It was refreshing to see Tudor stay true to their market, buyers, and purpose. After our research and review of the Tudor Black Bay Pro, all we can say is bravo Tudor and we are excited to see what comes next.