Tudor Black Bay S&G Ref. 79733N: Malaysia Price and Review

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Tudor continues its revival of a classic icon.

Tudor Black Bay S&G Ref. 79733N
The past few years have seen the return of two-toned watches, a design feature that seemingly disappeared from the catalogues of many in the past decade or two. Now leading the comeback charge is the once famous steel and gold combo that collectors are warming up to as appreciation for nostalgic vintage pieces hit a peak.

After about two decades, Tudor launched the two-tone Black Bay with a black dial in 2017. This year, the colour combo is given a fresh spin with a more elegant and sleek touch through a champagne gold dial.

Tudor Black Bay S&G Ref. 79733N
The 2018 Tudor Black Bay S&G Ref. 79733N is pretty similar to last year’s black-dial model, but while last year’s model has a more tool-watch quality, this year’s use of a champagne gold dial complements the polished 41mm case in a manner that elevates the prestigious aesthetics of the watch. The gentle nod to the 1958 Big Crown via the Tudor rose motif on the crown in the same warm yellow gold is definitely a welcomed cherry on top.

MT5612

The watch is powered by the same Manufacture Calibre MT5612 (above), a robust automatic movement with up to 70 hours of power reserve. A hardy engine, the COSC-certified movement features a silicon spring balance to enhance its reliability and durability.

Tudor Black Bay S&G Ref. 79733N
Appealing to both sexes, this year’s iteration of the Black Bay in steel and gold is a beautiful take on a pretty classic colour combo. The sunray dial effect lends a bit of boss swag without being over-the-top, while strap options in aged leather and fabric keep things casual. But if you’re inclined towards a more corporate look, the steel and yellow gold bracelet will do the trick.

 Case

41mm stainless steel with polished and satin finish

 Dial

Champagne, domed

 Movement

Self-winding Manufacture Calibre MT5612

 Bracelet/Strap 

Steel and yellow gold bracelet or aged leather strap or fabric strap

 Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

 Power  Reserve

70 hours

 Price

RM19,760 (bracelet), RM14,980 (leather or fabric strap)

Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.