For those with a range of family members and friends to satisfy this holiday season, rounding out your gift list to satisfy different needs and interests can be a difficult feat. To ease that stress, Tudor’s dynamic time pieces are a premium gift for anyone on your list this holiday season.
The Swiss brand was founded in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf, and it initially supplied watches to the US Navy and French Marine Nationale, cementing premium quality as a pillar of the brand as they were originally conceptualized with durability in mind. Tudor displays an array of standout gift options including the highly coveted Black Bay line and newer models such as the adventure-inspired Ranger and the Pelagos 39 Diving Watch.
One of the best qualities of Tudor’s watches is their versatility — as they can be paired with various looks and are built to perform in a range of conditions. Whether you are gifting the athletic enthusiast or the high-fashion lover in your life, Hypebeast has curated a Tudor Watches Gift Guide to show off the best pairings for the Black Bay GMT, Black Bay Fifty-Eight, and Black Bay 41 S&G models.
The Black Bay GMT is made with the traveler in mind, as it features a GMT function that updates local time while also providing two additional time zones. Powered by the Manufacture Calibre MT5652, the Black Bay GMT displays a 24-hour graduated rotating bezel, which is brought to life by its dual-toned colorway, mimicking day and night. Wearers have the choice of a metal, brown leather, or fabric strap. Other features include a 41 mm satin-brushed steel case, glowing hour markers set against a black display, and it is waterproof up to 200 meters. Playing off of the travel theme that characterizes the Black Bay GMT, the Thom Browne Tonal Leather Strap Reporter Bag is the ideal gift for the nomad or adventurer on your holiday list. The versatile carry-all has a pebble-grain leather exterior and a main zipper compartment equipped with three interior pockets.
The Black Bay Fifty-Eight is designed with a slimmer fit for those with smaller wrists, individuals who prefer compact watches, and vintage collectors — as it is also a nod to the brand’s first-ever diver watches. The Fifty-Eight honors Tudor’s watch dimensions of the past, but it is modernized through sleek colorways, from navy blue to gold to bronze. The timepiece is powered by Manufacture Calibres MT5400 and MT5402 which display hour, minute, and second functions. Other features include a choice of leather or fabric strap, a 39 mm steel case, and a power reserve of 70 hours. A button-down is a timeless piece inspired by the classics of the past, much like the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. This John Elliot long sleeve is characterized by a neutral colorway that can mesh effortlessly with any other wardrobe pieces, seven button closure, and a front pocket.
The Black Bay 41 S&G is a nostalgic silhouette illuminated by warm colors and the unique juxtaposition of Steel and Gold. The watch’s 24-hour graduated rotating bezel is a highlight element of the piece, which shows off a dynamic two-toned bracelet and a 41 mm case. The model comes in a range of colorways and is waterproof up to 100 meters. The showstopping metallic finish of the Maison Margiela Cardholder is a perfect foil to the standout metal elements of the Black Bay 41 S&G. This accessory is definitely for the more experimental fashion enthusiasts on your list but paired with a monotone look, the wallet will surely make a statement.