As a successful sub-brand of Rolex company, Tudor has always been acting the role of alternative Submariner at a much affordable price. From those vintage Submariner to modern models, Tudor made them cheap alternatives, so sometimes if you want to buy a Submariner but do not have an enough budget, you can consider a Tudor watch instead, it has the same appearance as Submariner but also has some outstanding features that are exclusive to Tudor. However, under the Black Bay series of Tudor, not all of them are reflection of Rolex Submariner, just like the one I will show you today, it is more like a vintage GMT Master of Rolex. Genuine watch was published in 2018 Basel, yes, this is the latest Tudor watch, and now it has a replica in our market. The replica is made by ZF factory, it is currently the best version but I think the factory will continuously publish V2, V4, etc. I said it is more like a Rolex GMT Master because the Tudor watch has a blue/red bezel and GMT function. Now in the following article, I will show you more details of the replica.
The case is 41mm in diameter, it is made of 316L stainless steel and brushed. The case profile is exactly cloned according to genuine watch, it also has the same construction as original, especially the bezel, which is uni-directional rotating. The bezel tooth is delicately made, when you rotate the bezel, it feels good and the clicking sound is crisp. The crown has the same flutes like bezel, while the iconic Tudor Rose logo on the crown is a relief, not being engraved like other Tudor Black Bay. Check the case back, two lugs have numeral engravings, I do not know the meaning of these digital numbers.
The bezel is the biggest feature, which is in bi-color blue and red. The bezel is not made of ceramic but Anodized aluminum, this material not only has a high hardness and corossion resistance, but also very stable. Besides the blue/red bezel, another element that adds vintage flavor to this Tudor Black Bay replica watch is its domed sapphire crystal face that features double AR Coating. Nowadays, sapphire crystal is commonly used in good quality replica watches, but dome-shaped sapphire crystal is very rare, because the cost to make such one sapphire crystal is very high. To make the replica look 100% the same as genuine, ZF factory did not sacrifice this great feature.
On black dial, there is an extra hand in red color, it is the GMT hand that is pointing at the second time zone on the 24-hour bezel. Compared with other Tudor Black Bay, this new model from Basel 2018 also has a date display on the dial. The date window is opened at 3 o’clock, it has a black font in white background. The “GMT” lettering is printed in white at 6 o’clock. Swiss grade lume material is applied on hour markers and hands, check the dial lume in dark place, it is in strong green, the lume is also long lasting.
The bracelet is made of solid 316L stainless steel, it is a special rivet not Oyster style. The whole bracelet is brushed and each link is connected through rivet. Check the bracelet from side, you can see the cap of these rivets. Because the replica Tudor watch uses solid stainless steel in case and bracelet, so it has the similar weight to genuine watch, plus excellent brushing and polishing on the whole watch, the replica has a superior quality texture.
Having read the review above, are you interested in purchasing such one Tudor replica watch with a vintage Submariner’s appearance. If I were you, I will not make my decision immediately and consider it first, because if you really want one vintage replica Rolex Submariner, this Tudor watch is not acceptable. BP factory has a large collection of vintage Rolex Submariner models, please let me know if you want one.