The Village People sang about all the options open to those who joined the Navy, but they failed to mention that Tudor would one day put together an impressive watch inspired by the men and women who serve on the seven seas.
The original prototype was built in the 1960s and was designated with the codename “Commando.” Tudor used their 1968 patented design for a hinged end-link system on the new version of the watch. The system locks and dismantles the bezel to help with timepiece maintenance. The case measures 42mm and is fashioned of satin-finished steel.
A hybrid leather and rubber strap holds the watch on your wrist, and the crown is located at the 4:00 position. Seeing as it is for the Navy, Tudor made sure to make it waterproof, with a rating up to 200 metres. The watch is powered by a Manufacture Calibre MT5612 movement, and it has a 70-hour power reserve for those long nightshifts on the waves.
You can pick up a Tudor Black Bay in July for USD$3,950. In the meantime, be bold and Yvan Eht Nioj.