The Tudor trademark was first registered in 1926 by Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex watches. Wilsdorf took it over himself in 1936 and went on to found the company Montres Tudor SA in 1946.
The Tudor Black Bay was launched in 2012. This Tudor 79220N was launched in 2015. At Baselworld in 2016 Tudor discontinued the 79220 references with ETA movements and replaced it with an in-house 79230 reference. Therefore this is one of the last produced 79220N. Here we have a 2017 Tudor Black Bay Black ETA 79220N with a 41mm brushed and polished stainless steel case. Inspired by their Ref. 7922. The case curves over your wrist with a lug to lug length of 50mm and a thickness of 12mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Polished edges and brushed surfaces transition with crisp lines. On the right side, a signed screw-down big crown. The unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a red triangle at 12 o’clock and a black 60-minute scale insert protecting a domed crystal. A matte black dial with gilt outer minute track and gilt-edged disc and baton indexes mark the hours. The characteristic snowflake hands are coated in luminescence and completed by a gilt sweeping second hand. Text in gilt at 12 and 6 respectively is precisely applied on the dial. 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 fitted on its Tudor 22mm leather strap with a signed buckle along with a stickered Unworn Oyster stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp and also comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor box and paperwork, the watch is still stickered. The watch comes paired on its original Tudor leather strap with stickers on the clasp, an original and sealed Tudor bracelet is also provided. The watch is from September 2017 and is sold in unworn and condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.