Tudor Joined Forces With a Formula 1 Team to Create a New Black Bay Ceramic Watch

You may not be able to hop behind the wheel like a Formula 1 driver, but you can cop a little bit of their horological style.

Tudor has just released for public sale its Black Bay Ceramic “Blue” watch, which the Visa Cash App RB team has been wearing this season. The $5,150 team-exclusive version of the marque’s Master Chronometer–certified timepiece features the same blue tone seen on the F1 team’s livery on the watch’s dial and the strap.

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As far as specs go, the watch uses am in-house Manufacture Calibre MT5601-1U, which has been certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute and offers a 70-hour power reserve. The 41 mm black ceramic case holds a domed dial in show-stopping F1 blue, with Tudor’s iconic “snowflake” hands telling you the time. The leather and rubber strap, meanwhile, is stiched with the racing team’s blue, and an additional black fabric strap (best in the business) showcases a blue center band.

Tudor's Black Bay Ceramic "Blue" watch
A closer look at the ceramic Black Bay 58.

This isn’t the first time Tudor has made waves in the world of motorsports, and in fact the brand was involved with the Tudor Watch Racing Team in the late 1960s. More recently, it sponsored the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship, and earlier this year it announced its partnership with the brand-new Visa Cash App RB F1 team. Now stars like Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda sport Tudor watches when they take to the racetrack.

The brand has even branched out to cycling: Back in May, Robb Report joined Tudor in Italy as it unveiled the Pelagos FXD Chrono “Cycling Edition” ahead of the Giro d’Italia, one of the three grand tours of European cycling. That timepiece saw the carbon-fiber chronograph tricked out with the Tudor Pro Cycling Team’s colors and an outer timing scale tailored for cycling use.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic Blue F1 Watch
Tudor Black Bay Ceramic Blue F1 Watch

Elsewhere, other watch brands are also customizing their wares to match team colors. At this year’s Miami Grand Prix, H. Moser & Cie debuted a hot-pink Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton. That watch, a collab with the BWT Alpine F1 team and the driver Pierre Gasly, pulled from the livery of the team’s A524 race car—and was especially apt among the neon-colored Miami landscape, and Robb Report was there to witness and report the event.

Tudor’s Black Bay Ceramic “Blue” is available in limited quantites to the public for $5,150.00.

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