Tudor | Black Bay Chrono S&G | Review

Hello! It’s Sam here, editor of Oracle Time
and I have with me today possibly the coolest diver from Tudor’s current collection, the
Black Bay Chrono S&G – S&G of course standing for Steel and Gold. Normally any tool watch
worth its depth resistance would avoid gold, and Tudor do plenty of practical, functional
pieces. In fact, when compared to serious divers like the recent P01, the S&G shouldn’t
work. Not only does it use precious metal, but it’s a chronograph, a bit of an underwater
faux pas. Yet somehow Tudor has managed to not just balance its different personalities
but to create, in my opinion at least, one of their coolest ever watches. The contrast
between the black and gold on the dial and even more so on the bezel make it unmistakable,
while the mix of gold and steel takes a good few cues from older Rolex Submariners and
Daytonas. In fact, there’s no shortage of similarities between this and the latest bi-colour
Sea-Dweller. On the wrist, the 41mm case (50 if you want the lug-to-lug width) wears slightly
larger thanks to the screw-down chronograph pushers but definitely not enough to push
it into Panerai territory. Inside is the ever-reliable in-house Nt1583 automatic chronograph movement,
complete with its clone wheel convertible clutch. We have it here on the Bund strap
which, personally, I’m not generally a fan of. It’s comfortable of course – incredibly
so – but I much prefer the look of the bi-colour bracelet. Still, the Bund is a much more accessible
option. The Black Bay Chrono S&G is priced at £4,030 on the Bund or fabric straps, while
on the bracelet it’s £4,890. Thanks for listening and as ever don’t forget to like and subscribe to the channel and let us know in the comments about what you’d like us to cover in future

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