Tudor Calibre T600

Tudor Caliber T600

Tudor Calibre T600

Manufacturer Tudor
Caliber Number T600
Base Caliber
ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200-1
Movement Type
Automatic, self-winding mechanical
In-House? No
Diameter 25.6mm
Thickness 5.5mm
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph (4 Hz)
Lift Angle
50 degrees
Power Reserve 38 hours
Rotor Ball bearing
Rotor Direction
Barrel Spring
Shock Protection
KIF or Incabloc (see below)
Triovis or ETACHRON (see below)
Hacking? Yes
Hand-Winding Direction
Clockwise (forwards)
Time Setting Direction
Counterclockwise (backwards)
Hand Count
Functions Central hours, central minutes, central sweeping seconds
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
Known Models
Black Bay 32, Black Bay 36, Black Bay 41 (Model reference numbers and configuration options are listed  below…)

The Tudor caliber T600 is a Swiss made automatic movement with 25 or 26 jewels. This caliber is found in the 2021 family of Black Bay watches. Some watch publications are stating that the T600 is based on an ETA 2824-2. The rabbit hole goes much deeper than that…

Tudor T600 VS T601:

There is a similar Tudor caliber T601. There are watch articles online stating that the difference between the caliber numbers T600 and T601 is that one is based on the ETA 2824-2 and the other is a Sellita SW200-1. This appears to be incorrect. In the current (2021) Tudor catalog, all of the T600 watches are no-date models, whereas the T601 watches have a date.

  • T600 – No date
  • T601 – Date at 3:00

Nowhere in Tudor’s marketing information do they assert that the distinction between these calibers is the base movement used. We’re not sure where big watch media is getting their information.

We have an email out to Tudor for confirmation and will update this post if any clarity is provided. In the meantime, if you have a watch with a T600 movement and a date, please comment below. Please note that many watch sellers (including Tudor ADs) have no clue about the caliber numbers or which base movement is inside, so please only comment if you know for sure that your watch has the T600+date, and do not base it on what the salesperson told you or what the listing said.

Tudor T600 AKA 2824-2 / SW200-1:

The T600 is said to be based on either an ETA 2824-2 or a Sellita SW200-1. You may see other sites incorrectly list the T600 as being based on a Sellita 2834 or ETA 2429. There is no such thing as a Sellita 2834 or ETA 2429. There is an ETA 2824-2 which the Sellita SW200-1 is a clone of. Therefore, if you get a T600 based on a Sellita SW200-1, then perhaps it can be called a clone of a clone.

Tudor used to refer to their ETA 2824-2 based movements as Tudor 2824. In 2020 the name changed to T600. Perhaps this was a way for them to deal with the fact they were starting to use Sellitas. If this is the reason behind the new naming convention, it would have been nice for Tudor to disclose the use of Sellita movements since many collectors expect their non-in-house movement Tudors to have an ETA inside.

So which one is it… ETA or Sellita?

Which one you get may be completely random. If true, this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen watch brands slap their own caliber number over a 2824-2 or clone and consider them one in the same (pro-info: they are not exactly one in the same as not all parts are completely interchangeable, but close enough). Why do brands pull this? Because it depends on the supply they are able to get their hands on, especially since ETA movements became unavailable in early 2020. If your T600 powered watch was manufactured before 2020, it likely has the ETA.

Editor’s Observations: One of the brands we’ve seen doing the rebranding of ETA or Sellita, luck-of-the-draw, box of chocolates movement games is Norqain. Tudor also happens to make Norqain’s “manufacture” movements. The apples don’t fall far from the tree!

What modifications made by Tudor?

The most obvious modification is the rotor, changed from stock to include Tudor branding. In the past, Tudor modified ETA movements with KIF anti-shock protection, which have been used by Rolex for years. Another modification Tudor has been known to make to the ETAs is changing the ETACHRON regulating device to a Triovis precision regulator. As for the Sellita versions of the T600, it is unconfirmed whether the same modifications are made. If you have a genuine Tudor powered by a Sellita based T600 and have access to opening it up, please post a picture in the comments.

Another modification would be for no-date models to have the calendar components removed (also referred to as a date delete) to avoid a phantom date when the crown is pulled out to set the time.

With either base movement, Tudor adjusts them to 5 positions.

Is it an officially certified chronometer?

Although Tudor does not write “Chronometer” across the dials of T600 powered watches, as written above, the Tudor marketing department describes the T600 as having “chronometer performance“.

So does “chronometer performance” means is it an officially certified chronometer or not? This sounds like they are claiming a chronometer-like timekeeping experience, without an actual chronometer certification to go along with it. If this is the case, it could be that they are using a Premium grade Sellita (or Top grade if it’s an ETA) which runs close to COSC spec but without the official certification.

For example, Sellita’s Premium grade is tested in 5 positions and tests out at an average of +/- 4 seconds per day with a maximum divergence of 15 seconds/day. For COSC, the movement must keep time within an average rate of -4/+6 seconds per day over the span of testing (at least 15 days).

T600 Hush Hush:

Tudor themselves seem to be not so impressed by the T600. Case in point:

In 2021, Tudor announced the Black Bay 32/36/41. The numbers refer to the 3 sizes this model is available in. All three sizes are powered by the caliber T600. In the official 7 page marketing pdf (source), Tudor describes the T600 like this:

“Swiss self-winding mechanical / Calibre T600 with chronometer performance”

Interestingly, T600 is only mentioned twice in the entire marketing material – once for the quote above and once in the specs list. In contrast, the Black Bay Ceramic was released at the same time but mentions its so-called “Manufacture” caliber MT5602-1U a total of 6 times in 8 pages. One entire page is dedicated to the MT5602-1U with a picture of the movement. At the same time, not one single image of the T600 is to be found on the Tudor site (if you locate one, please share in the comments below).

Editor’s Observations: It appears that Tudor is being extra careful not to list too many specs for the T600 because that information could cause confusion or reveal that the T600 isn’t really one movement. Look at this Press Room page for the BB32/36/41. Notice how they don’t show an image of the movement or the caseback with a jewel count? That could be because the main surface level difference between the ETA 2824-2 and Sellita SW200-1 is that the ETA has 25 jewels and the Sellita has 26.

Caliber T600 Warranty:

Watches powered by the Tudor caliber T600 movement are covered by a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. Actually, Tudor calls it a “guarantee” rather than a warranty. Tudor clearly states that this guarantee is transferable, so when you purchase a pre-owned watch or sell your watch, it will still be covered within five years from the original date of purchase. Tudor also states that no registration is necessary for coverage, nor are periodic maintenance checks.

Recommended Service Intervals:

Tudor recommends that its watches be serviced approximately every 10 years depending on the model and real-life usage.

List of Tudor watches with caliber T600:

As of this post, the Tudor official site shows 36 model configurations with the T600 movement…

Black Bay 32

Reference Dial / Band
M79580-0001 Black / Steel bracelet
M79580-0002 Black / Beige leather strap
M79580-0003 Blue / Steel bracelet
M79580-0004 Blue / Beige leather strap
M79580-0005 Black / Black fabric strap
M79580-0006 Blue / Black fabric strap
M79580-0007 Silver / Steel bracelet
M79580-0008 Silver / Black fabric strap
M79580-0009 Silver / Beige leather strap
M79583-0001 Black / Steel and yellow gold bracelet
M79583-0002 Champagne / Steel and yellow gold bracelet

Black Bay 36

Reference Dial / Band
M79500-0004 Blue / Steel bracelet
M79500-0005 Blue / Beige leather strap
M79500-0006 Blue / Brown leather strap
M79500-0007 Black / Steel bracelet
M79500-0008 Black / Beige leather strap
M79500-0009 Black / Brown leather strap
M79500-0010 Black / Black fabric strap
M79500-0011 Blue / Black fabric strap
M79500-0013 Silver / Steel bracelet
M79500-0014 Silver / Black fabric strap
M79500-0015 Silver / Beige leather strap
M79500-0016 Silver / Brown leather strap
M79503-0001 Black / Steel and yellow gold bracelet
M79503-0002 Champagne / Steel and yellow gold bracelet

Black Bay 41

Reference Dial / Band
M79540-0004 Blue / Steel bracelet
M79540-0005 Blue / Brown leather strap
M79540-0006 Black / Steel bracelet
M79540-0007 Black / Brown leather strap
M79540-0009 Black / Black fabric strap
M79540-0010 Blue / Black fabric strap
M79540-0011 Silver / Steel bracelet
M79540-0012 Silver / Black fabric strap
M79540-0013 Silver / Brown leather strap
M79543-0001 Black / Steel and yellow gold bracelet
M79543-0002 Champagne / Steel and yellow gold bracelet

Retail prices range from $2,525 to $4,200 USD depending on configuration.

Pros and Cons:


  • You don’t have to send it to the Rolex/Tudor Service Center aka you don’t have to pay RSC/TSC prices if you don’t want to.
  • Parts are readily available for the base movement and it’s easy to find someone to work on a 2824-2 base or clone.


  • Too much smoke and mirrors and too many inconsistencies. A luxury watch consumer should not have to do so much digging and research to figure out what powers their new $3,000 watch.

Additional Resources:

As you can probably sense from the inconsistencies revealed above, this caliber listing is in desperate need of some actual images of the T600 – ETA and Sellita based versions. If you have access to the inside of your watch or if you are a watchmaker with one on your bench, please submit images here.

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2 years ago

I have been waiting for this. Amazing. Thank you!

Tudor Caliber T601 Watch Movement | Caliber Corner
2 years ago

[…] is a similar Tudor caliber T600. There are watch articles online stating that the difference between the caliber numbers T600 and […]

2 years ago

Is there any actual real gold in this movement? Asking for religion reasons. Thanks!

2 years ago
Reply to  Marc

id like to know as well, for the same reason

2 years ago

Thanks for this write-up. I just purchased a two-month old BB41 from someone and seeking out what’s the real movement behind this watch. Not good that it’s a mystery for a relatively expensive watch.

2 years ago
Reply to  Yau

Did the seller list the movement before you bought it? Just curious. And what did you find yours to be?

2 years ago

It is great shame that Tudor is not having these watches chronometer certified and then have them marked as such.

2 years ago

Merci pour ça, comme toujours, l’aspect commercial prend le pas sur la passion. Quel dommage.

1 year ago

As requested – here is the selita 26j. Oddly, it DOES say “2429” under the balance.

Manuel Garcia
Manuel Garcia
12 days ago

I’ve owned two different BB36 watches. One purchased new in 2023, which had the Sellita based movement, and another one bought used, originally from 2019, which has the ETA version. Here’s a pic of each. There are clear differences in the movement. The ETA seems to run much accurately than what the Sellita used to (that’s why I sold it).

Manuel Garcia
Manuel Garcia
12 days ago

Here are the pics.

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