Fresh look of Tudor Black Bay 41 Blue

Now, you may be shocked to learn that not everyone wants a watch with a frame, timer, and other features to complicate the issue. Some people just want a good watch that tells the time. It’s as simple as that. 
If that’s something that resonates with you, the Tudor Black Bay 41 is a watch you should absolutely look into. Introduced several years ago as a 36mm case with a black dial, the collection has since grown to include 32 and 41mm versions, and most recently blue dial options. Today we’re taking a look at the BB 41, with a blue dial.
Before we get to the major talking point – the new dial – it’s worth recapping the numerous charms of the 41. While the case strongly references the ‘other’ Black Bays – those tall, straight sides, the ‘big’ crown and proud, beveled lugs – the most notable difference is the bezel. Gone is the tool-like unidirectional dive bezel of the diver, the 24-hour scale of the GMT or the tachymeter of the Chrono. Instead, there’s a fixed bezel in polished steel. On the surface, this is a small change, but it fundamentally changes the look and feel of the replica watch. It’s still utilitarian, but in a very humble, everyday way. The watch will go unnoticed in most cases — which I personally think is a good thing.
Don’t make the mistake of being understated and understated equals dull.The dial of this watch proves that it is not at all. Decked out with the same bold pattern of highly luminous dot-and-dash hour makers, as well as those snowflake-tipped hour and seconds hands, the dial has that bold Black Bay look. It’s also, due to the lack of busy bezel, a simpler, cleaner look, something accentuated by the minimal dial text. But for me it’s the dial color and texture that seals the deal.
Blue dials are hardly anything new, but the way Tudor has treated this one is wonderful. Firstly, it’s a very charming blue: rich and dark, but not navy – for me it’s the colour of cobalt, with the occasional flash of ultramarine when the light hits it just right. Speaking of light, the finish of the dial really adds to its charm.This is a shiny dial, meaning it is full of vibrant, reflected and refracted light.
This blue-dialed Tudor Black Bay 41 is a well-designed, well-made watch that is happy to make a name for itself on its merits. Its job is simple — it tells the time, and only the time. It is a work fake watch that has achieved an unperturbed, largely restrained style