Tudor Predictions: Is the first Kenissi chronograph and a new Black Bay Chrono on the way?

Tudor Predictions: Is the first Kenissi chronograph and a new Black Bay Chrono on the way?

It’s that time of year again! The world of horology is abuzz with anticipation as Watches & Wonders approaches, with enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the unveiling of new timepieces and technological innovations. While we may still be weeks away from the highly anticipated event, that’s not going to stop us from speculating on what could be coming from some of our favorite brands!

Among the brands generating a ton of speculation each year is Tudor (and rightfully so after having some of the best releases last year). While there’s a lot of gossip already, I’m thinking that this year might be more than a new watch, but a new movement Kenissi. For those who don’t know, Kenissi is the movement manufacturer that was created by Tudor and a few other brands as they recognized the importance of controlling the production of key components and creating manufacturing capable of meeting the exacting standards of Tudor (and big-brother Rolex).

Still an incredibly young manufacturer (founded only in 2018), their movements have been incorporated in much of the Tudor collection as well as in models from a multitude of brands. But as you can imagine, being only 6 years old means they still have a lot of work to do. For example, their lack of a chronograph movement. But is this the year that all changes? Rumors suggest that Kenissi may unveil a new chronograph movement, potentially paving the way for Tudor to launch a new iteration of its popular Black Bay Chronograph. After all, we saw a one-off Kenissi-made chronograph movement for Tudor's OnlyWatch 2023 submission. Let's delve into this speculation and explore the possibilities.

Tudor ManufacturingImage Source Tudor

Kenissi has garnered acclaim for its precision and innovation in movement manufacturing. Collaborating with esteemed brands like Tudor and Breitling, Kenissi has established itself as a powerhouse in the industry. Speculation abounds that Kenissi may be on the cusp of introducing a new chronograph movement at Watches & Wonders 2024: perhaps something similar to the movement within Tudor's recent yellow gold 'Big Block' Prince Chronograph OnlyWatch submission. Such a development would mark a significant milestone for the brand and could potentially reshape the landscape of mechanical chronographs.

While details remain scarce (much like everything in this horological world of ours), enthusiasts have eagerly dissected teasers and hints from Kenissi, searching for clues about the purported movement. Speculative discussions revolve around the movement's potential features, such as enhanced accuracy, increased power reserve, and improved functionality. Kenissi's track record suggests that any new movement would likely meet the highest standards of craftsmanship and performance. If realized, this innovation could redefine the capabilities of mechanical chronographs, enticing watch aficionados with its blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology.

The Black Bay ChronographImage Source Monochrome Watches

So what could this new movement do for Tudor? Tudor's Black Bay collection has long been a favorite among watch enthusiasts, admired for its rugged elegance and versatile design. The addition of a chronograph complication to the Black Bay lineup would undoubtedly spark excitement and speculation among collectors and enthusiasts alike. With Kenissi rumored to be developing a new chronograph movement, all eyes are on Tudor to potentially unveil a new Black Bay Chronograph at Watches & Wonders 2024.

While Tudor has remained tight-lipped about its plans, the possibility of a Black Bay Chronograph powered by Kenissi's purported new movement has fueled speculation and anticipation. Enthusiasts envision a timepiece that combines Tudor's iconic design language with the precision and reliability of Kenissi's movement technology. Such a collaboration would likely result in a watch that exceeds expectations in both performance and aesthetics.

Aesthetically, I think Tudor would smartly keep things much the same with a new movement. But I think this special movement would come with a new dial color to make a splash! And selfishly, as an owner and lover of the current blue 58, I’d love to see this new movement launch in a chrono of the same color blue, maybe even with white subdials but I’ll let the professionals figure that part out. In the meantime, I’ll be here speculating with everyone else, hoping to see some excitement here in a few weeks!

Tudor Black Bay BlueImage Source Watch Clicker

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