After the exhibition of Bsael in Switzerland in 2018, the internationally renowned watch media Hodinkee selected six “best daily watches” during the period. Tudor actually won two places:Red-Blue Circle GMT and 1958. We will share the story with friends about the Tudor Red-Blue Circle GMT watch M79830RB.
Hans Wilsdorf is the founder of the Rolex brand. Based on the idea of “making some watches for dealers to sell at a more popular price, but as trustworthy as Rolex”, then he registered the Tudor trademark. Therefore, the setting of Tudor is “high cost performance”.
This year new red-blue circle watch is called GMT, but it is classified in the Black Bay diving watch series. Although it is red and blue, the entire outer ring is matte. The front of the case and the strap are matte and polished, so the real thing feels quite “stable”. At the same time, the outer ring is made of aluminum alloy, which is still not the ceramic that the customers always expect. However, the aluminum outer ring that can be discolored is also an advantage. Because each ring to the final color is unique and full of traces of the years. It is greatly suit for Black Bay, which is a retro-style collection.
In order to highlight its own characteristics, this “axe needle” has been used since the birth of the Black Bay series. As mentioned earlier, the new Tudor GMT red-blue circles belong to the Black Bay series, so the configuration of the pointers are still the same. It even changed the head of the GMT pointers to the axe shape instead of a common triangle.
When you get the real thing of Black Bay series, you will be scared by its side thickness. The conventional models of Black Bay have reached a thickness of 14.7 mm(The above measured thickness includes the crystal). Although Tudor Red-Blue Circle is equipped with GMT, the overall thickness of watch has hardly increased. However, the proportion of case design is out of balance, and the resulting feeling is still very “thick”.
In addition to the change in appearance, red-blue circle movement adds GMT function to the MT5652. It has a configuration of instantaneous jump calendar, stop seconds, 70-hour power reserve, and passed the certification of Swiss COSC Observatory. In general, this is an excellent movement in the same price watch.
Although Tudor is a very popular style this year, it can be priced relatively rational. And the different straps can meet different needs. Except the stainless steel band, there are still have brown leather or fabric with burgundy stitching strap. If the wrists of people are large enough to hold a thickness of 14.7 mm, the GMT of Tudor Red-Blue Circle is indeed a good choice for the retro models at the same price.