Movement : Automatic ETA 2824
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : July 2015
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 50mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Tudor 22mm brushed stainless steel bracelet with a signed flip-lock folding clasp, all links are provided, plus an additional 22mm Tudor NATO strap in the box. The watch is from July 2015 and is sold in New Old Stock condition with some stickers still present, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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Here we have a 2015 NOS 2015 Tudor Black Bay ETA Blue 79220B on Bracelet inspired by their 7900 Submariner series which was released in 1978, the 41mm case curves over your wrist for a comfortable fit, a lug-to-lug length of 50mm and a thickness of 12mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. Brushed and polished edges are expertly executed around the case, on the right side is a signed big crown, and the unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a striking blue 60-minute scale insert, at 12 o’clock you find an inverted triangle with a lume pip in its centre. The domed sapphire crystal sits above a matte black dial, an outer minute track with applied discs and batons marks the hours, and the characteristic snowflake hands are coated in luminance complemented by a sweeping second hand. Text is precisely applied to the dial with the “Smiley Self-Winding” at 6 o’clock. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside an automatic ETA 2824, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, which has been modified by Tudor, removing the date function, changes to the antishock system, and finally updating the mainspring mechanism. The watch comes paired with its original Tudor 22mm brushed stainless steel bracelet with a signed flip-lock folding clasp, all links are provided, plus an additional 22mm Tudor NATO strap is in the box and comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.
It's very rare we see true new old stock models come to market, this 79220B ETA Black Bay was sold in July 2015, sized at the AD and then put away and not touched again until it ended up for sale with us! With the barcode sticker and multiple other stickers still present, it doesn't get a lot better than this if you are after the very best example you can possibly get.
The Tudor trademark was first registered in 1926 by the Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex watches. Wilsdorf took it over himself in 1936. Just after the second world war, Hans Wilsdorf Founder of Rolex knew that the time had come to expand and give the Tudor brand a proper identity of its own. The Tudor Rose started to appear on their dials from this time. Thus, on 6 March 1946, he created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company, specialising in models for both men and women. Rolex guaranteed the technical, aesthetic, and functional characteristics, along with the distribution and after-sales service. In 1948 we saw the first Tudor-specific advertising. A few years later they introduced the TUDOR Oyster Prince in 1952. Hans Wilsdorf allowed Tudor to use their waterproof Oyster case and the original self-winding Perpetual ’rotor’ movement. This was an exclusive arrangement that benefitted both brands. Development soon commenced with the introduction of the TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner, reference 7922 in 1954. This watch was quickly adopted by the French Navy in 1956. Building on their reputation of robustness in 1961 the Rose was replaced by the shield. Later in 1969, we saw the design changes in Ref. 7016 where for the first time square indexes and angular hands nicknamed “Snowflake” allowed for a greater amount of lume to be applied; this was appreciated by the divers of the French Navy. Today these innovations can be seen in the Black Bay and Pelagos collections. In 1971 Tudor introduced the Oysterdate chronographs nicknamed “Monte-Carlo” due to their resembling a roulette wheel. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 1996. In that same year, Tudor decided to shed Rolex-signed components such as the cases, crowns, and bracelets in favour of Tudor-branded ones. Today Tudor uses their in-house movements developed initially in 2015 in collaboration with Breitling.