To say that luxury watchmaker TUDOR is a past master at crafting exquisite, high-end dive watches is an understatement to say the least. Having launched its first such design in 1954, the marque has consistently delivered ever-more-alluring timepieces that more than meet the needs of even the most discerning underwater explorer. Now, it has burnished its reputation even further with the addition of the Black Bay Chorno S&G.
Part of its hugely successful Black Bay Collection, this latest chronograph has been given the two-tone treatment and boasts an attractive steel and gold motif (from which the ‘S&G’ designation is derived). Its matte black dial also features the line’s iconic ‘snowflake’ hands – a TUDOR dive watch signature since 1969 – and a date aperture at 6 o’clock, which is fetchingly ringed by a fixed yellow gold bezel with a black anodised aluminium insert and tachymetre scale. Underneath beats a cutting-edge Calibre MT5813 movement, replete with a 70-hour power reserve. The choice of Jacquard fabric, bund leather or steel straps is left to the lucky buyer.
To mark the launch of the Black Bay Chrono S&G as well as several of TUDOR’s other new steel-and-gold creations, the haute horology house took over The Chinese Library at the Tai Kwun Complex for a very special ‘sneak peek’ event. With its signature “Born To Dare” motto clearly the central motif of the adventurously-themed evening, a select group of VIPs were invited to peruse these luxury watches, all while partaking in a series of entertainments ranging from portrait painting and fashion styling to photobooth-printed mementos.