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. 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. 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.
Our 2014 Tudor Black Bay Red ETA 79220R is 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. The unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a striking red 60-minute scale insert. At 12 o’clock you find an inverted triangle with a lume pip in its center. The domed sapphire crystal sits above a matte black dial. Gilt minute tracks with applied gilt-edged discs and batons mark the hours. The characteristic snowflake hands are gilt-edged and coated in luminance complemented by a gilt sweeping second hand. The gold accents really work with the bronze case. Text is precisely applied to 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 Oyster stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp and comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Tudor bracelet with a Tudor signed clasp, the bracelet will fit up to a 7inch wrist. The watch is from February 2017 and is sold in worn, unpolished condition, a full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.