2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
Ref: 79220B

2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue 41mm on Strap 79220B
Regular price
£2,350.00
Sale price
£2,350.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 79220B
Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2825
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : December 2017
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
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. It comes paired with four 22mm straps. The watch is from December 2017 and is sold in used condition, but overall, it is in fair condition, with signs of wear across the watch. As you can see from the photographs, a full case refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tJD-MBef6OAl-d68C_B8khCzCN5srCTT?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 11:13 - https://youtu.be/MaxogIlTVEU


The Watch

Here we have a 2017 Tudor Heritage Black Bay ETA Blue on Strap 79220B inspired by their 7900 Submariner series, which was released in 1978; the 41mm stainless steel 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, indicating an ETA movement inside. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside an automatic ETA 2825, 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 four straps and comes with its Tudor presentation box, swing tag and papers.


Personal Note

Who doesn't love the classic smiley text, the beautiful rose logo at 12 o'clock and the striking blue bezel contrasting perfectly against the black dial? These original Black Bay ETAs have continued to increase in popularity among collectors as they mark a pivotal point in Tudor's recent history, without this reference I do wonder what the brand would be today. Don't hesitate to book an appointment and see this one in the metal for yourself, whilst on the larger size at 41mm, it wears incredibly well on the wrist!


The Brand

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 guarantees technical, aesthetic, and functional characteristics, distribution, and after-sales service. In 1948, we saw the first Tudor-specific advertisement. 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 its reputation of robustness in 1961, the shield replaced the Rose. 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, and the French Navy's divers appreciated this. These innovations can be seen in the Black Bay and Pelagos collections. In 1971, Tudor introduced the Oysterdate chronographs nicknamed “Monte-Carlo” because they resemble a roulette wheel. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 1996. 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.