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    Tudor release black bay Chrono “Black” for the rugby World Cup

    Just saw on Instagram. Looks pretty sick. The flash of red on the second hand and the black bezel instead of the steel changes the aesthetic quite a bit. Then I noticed the case and bracelet are PVD also. Cheapens the look for me . A black bezel would been enough price £4260. Normal BBChrono on bracelet £3650, so it’s £610 more for PVD finish basically ok just noticed it’s a ltd edition of 1181 pieces. Not bad value then
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    I like this a lot. Definitely something I’d wear


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    After the last World Cup I burnt my England shirt, let’s see how we get on first!

    And yes, I agree re the pvd finish


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    Not pretty.

    Why are modern Tudors mostly inelegant ?

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    For me the black is an improvement over plain steel, really adds an edge to it

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    Black face and bezel with regular case and bracelet would have been idea, definitely.

    No idea how PVD means ‘World Cup’ to be honest? 🤔

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    No rivets on links?

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    Tudor are an official sponsor of the All Blacks and this is an all black watch

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    prefer both of these tbh although this new one will be collectible I’m sure. Hard pass for me though so I’ll give it a miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Tudor are an official sponsor of the All Blacks and this is an all black watch
    A winning combination then!! 😁

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    While I done want an all black watch the lack of the rivets make sense on this more modern styled watch and the red elements look great. Thumbs up from me.

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    Ugh it’s happening - I’m starting to like it . Would wear it in leather tho.

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    I'm a fan of all black watches in general but this looks great. I recently got a black bay dark and still I'm tempted. Hopefully these will go fast so I won't get a chance to give in to temptation :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleshpress View Post
    I'm a fan of all black watches in general but this looks great. I recently got a black bay dark and still I'm tempted. Hopefully these will go fast so I won't get a chance to give in to temptation :D
    I heard on Facebook UK got 100 and they were all “presold” to “collectors”. Kinda sucks since I’d talked myself into buying it

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    The black bezel on the steel would make an improvement.

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    Apparently there’s also one for the referees with rubber strap

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    Picked up one today, Beaverbrooks only had 10 of these across the entire UK network. My first Tudor, its nice in the flesh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Picked up one today, Beaverbrooks only had 10 of these across the entire UK network. My first Tudor, its nice in the flesh.


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    So you didn’t preorder it?

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    It looks great really changed the look of the watch

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    Oh dear yet another unlimited limited edition. Just wait untill the PVD starts peeling off yuk

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    I've never owned a coated watch before - will the paint "peel" or scrape off with time?

    If I got a deep scratch, would that reveal the steel underneath?

    Forgive my ignorance, it's not black steel is it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    So you didn’t preorder it?
    I enquired about it a few weeks ago. But the branch had no idea what i was talking about. The sales person remembered me and called me this morning saying its mine if i wanted it. Very fortunate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Just saw on Instagram. Looks pretty sick. The flash of red on the second hand and the black bezel instead of the steel changes the aesthetic quite a bit. Then I noticed the case and bracelet are PVD also. Cheapens the look for me . A black bezel would been enough price £4260. Normal BBChrono on bracelet £3650, so it’s £610 more for PVD finish basically ok just noticed it’s a ltd edition of 1181 pieces. Not bad value then
    Thanks for posting! Stainless with black bezel would have outshone the Daytona!

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    It's like the love child of a Daytona and DSOTM. I like it!

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    Looks great apart from the absence of white hands. All of them are just silver. It'll be a bitch to read anything on it unless you have operfect lighting, especially on those sub-dials.

    The slight dishonesty is that on the catalogue shot, they look white. But they aren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    The slight dishonesty is that on the catalogue shot, they look white. But they aren't.
    Always amazes me when companies are aware of design errors and fix them in Photoshop rather than in production. Odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    The black bezel on the steel would make an improvement.
    I’ll see if I can make one.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    Oh dear yet another unlimited limited edition. Just wait untill the PVD starts peeling off yuk
    It's limited to 1181 pieces, consistent with the number of players since the start of all blacks.

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    I read that they’ll be adding more as new players come into the team though so this one might truly be unlimited!


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    AD had an allocation of 3 over the weekend.

    The owner kept one for himself and held a ballot for the remaining 2 at a private event for his loyal customers.

    My number didn’t come up though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by fleshpress View Post
    I read that they’ll be adding more as new players come into the team though so this one might truly be unlimited
    Do you have the source?

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    “The production number can grow as new players join the team in the coming years. All of the watches are available for sale except the number 1115 that belongs to Barrett. “

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.f...rono-dark/amp/


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    Quote Originally Posted by fleshpress View Post
    “The production number can grow as new players join the team in the coming years. All of the watches are available for sale except the number 1115 that belongs to Barrett. “

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.f...rono-dark/amp/


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    Thanks. I thinks that's a pretty cool idea. The numbers are hardly going to significantly increase to bother any of us.

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    Should have really called it the Tudor All Blacks Bay Chrono...

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    It’s a nice idea and a nice looking watch but as a die hard England rugby fan and recently retired amateur rugby player I could not bring myself to buy a watch linked to the All Blacks.
    I know that’s totally daft.
    (I would not buy a watch linked to the England team either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    It’s a nice idea and a nice looking watch but as a die hard England rugby fan and recently retired amateur rugby player I could not bring myself to buy a watch linked to the All Blacks.
    I know that’s totally daft.
    (I would not buy a watch linked to the England team either).
    They are ambassadors for the whole brand so any Tudor is associated with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    They are ambassadors for the whole brand so any Tudor is associated with them
    It could be argued that any Snowlfake Tudor is associated with the French but I will let that slide...
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfuzion1978 View Post
    AD had an allocation of 3 over the weekend.

    The owner kept one for himself and held a ballot for the remaining 2 at a private event for his loyal customers.

    My number didn’t come up though...

    Can't believe they are out already!

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    Finally took a pic..

    Tud by KP Si, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Finally took a pic..

    Tud by KP Si, on Flickr
    Loving the stealth look.

    Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Finally took a pic..

    Tud by KP Si, on Flickr
    Have to say the marketing shots look a ton better (although that is expected), I’m going to see it this afternoon in person...not sure if it could scratch that black ceramic Daytona itch

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    Can I ask something please?
    The original steel-bezel BB Chrono looks like the Tachy numerals are engraved and filled (with black paint)
    On this black version, the numerals look like they are printed onto an insert, not engraved into it. Is that the case?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Finally took a pic..
    I think this is a terrific looking watch. Enjoy wearing it. I know I would!


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    IT looks platicy - im sure it doesn't in the flesh though and I love it.

    If anybody has the opportunity and doesn't want one - could they let me know?

    - - - Updated - - -

    IT looks platicy - im sure it doesn't in the flesh though and I love it.

    If anybody has the opportunity and doesn't want one - could they let me know?

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    Tudor release black bay Chrono “Black” for the rugby World Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Can I ask something please?
    The original steel-bezel BB Chrono looks like the Tachy numerals are engraved and filled (with black paint)
    On this black version, the numerals look like they are printed onto an insert, not engraved into it. Is that the case?
    Thanks
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    Good spot!
    The steel bezel version is indeed solid with the numerals engraved on and painted black.
    That last photo does make it look like an insert

    Checking the Chrono S&G, that also looks like an insert rather than one-piece. (Photos do, anyway)

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    Last edited by notenoughwrists; 17th September 2019 at 14:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul.woolrich View Post
    Loving the stealth look.

    Congrats.

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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCC66 View Post
    I think this is a terrific looking watch. Enjoy wearing it. I know I would!


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    Thank you...

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    Tudor release black bay Chrono “Black” for the rugby World Cup

    I just picked it up at the AD, looks much better in person.

    Very different to the stainless steel which I compared side by side at AD. Feels more modern, smaller (14.4mm thickness vs 14.95mm normal version) and with the non rivet bracelet. Apparently the PVD has been applied very thick by Tudor, as would be expected.
    Last edited by ac11111; 18th September 2019 at 23:26.

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    If anyone spots one of these at a window, i’d appreciate a heads up! Thanks


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    I was offered one today by Chisholm Hunter but turned it down due to some Ming loveliness being released tomorrow. I can ask if still available? It was expensive though and no discount

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