Luxury watchmaker Tudor has just unveiled the Black Bay Ceramic, a sleek new black-on-black watch featuring a full ceramic case and ceramic bezel insert with a sunray satin finish. It packs a new movement as well, the caliber MT5602-1U. But what makes this watch really interesting is that it's the first Tudor timepiece to obtain the Master Chronometer certification from the Federal Institute of Metrology aka METAS.
To receive the certification, the watch has to be Swiss made and then hit a number of benchmarks: precision at two temperatures in six different positions and at two different levels of power reserve (100% and 33%), smooth functioning when exposed to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss and precision following exposure, waterproof to 200m (660 ft) in accordance with ISO standard 22810:2010, and finally, 70 hours power reserve. It's an impressive feat, especially considering that it's met with such strong aesthetics.
Out now for $4,725 USD, each example arrives with a hybrid leather/rubber strap as well as a fabric strap for a more casual and 007-influenced look. Find an authorized dealer here to see how it looks on the wrist.