The Tudor Black Bay GMT
Baselworld 2018: Tudor’s New Watch Looks Like a Rolex GMT at Less than Half the Price
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Verdict: Well this is awkward: both Rolex and Tudor showed up to Baselworld with Pepsi bezel GMTs. Except that neither one of them should go home and change. For years now, watch enthusiasts have suffered from a dirth of Pepsi GMTs, so having the option of two from both Rolex and Tudor is certainly a great way to make up for that.
This GMT is based on the expansive Black Bay lineup, which means it has the same 41mm case architecture and riveted bracelet as the Black Bay diver. It also features the same “snowflake” hands. It’s even water-resistant to 200 meters (you actually can’t say that about the Rolex). Inside the watch ticks away an in-house, chronometer movement with a 70-hour power reserve.
Who It’s For: Since this is less than half the cost of a new Rolex GMT Pepsi, this will assuredly get snatched up by those who want the Rollie but can’t stomach its lofty price tag.
Key Features: GMT function. Chronometer-grade accuracy. A 200-meter depth rating.
Movement: Tudor Calibre MT5652 automatic
Release Date: TBD
Price: ~$3,575+ (3,400+ CHF)
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