2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
Ref: 79730

2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730
Regular price
$2,447.00
Sale price
$2,447.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 79730
Movement : Automatic Tudor Cal. MT5612
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : January 2018
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug : 49.5mm
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 box, paperwork, and hand tag, it also comes with a brushed and polished 22mm Forstner stainless steel bracelet secured by a signed push button folding clasp, includes a tool, and all links are provided, plus a 22mm Tudor NATO strap and 22mm Tudor leather strap with a signed deployment clasp. The watch is sold in worn condition, with a scratch to the crystal, as you can see from the photographs, a full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch was purchased in January 2018 and comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tIJgG8vGZF9mdkHvOIjVQAPPdoLCcQW0?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 16:07 - https://youtu.be/ko6_7hy3OPs


The Watch

Here we have a 2018 Tudor Black Bay Steel on Strap + Forstner 79730, released in 2017 and discontinued in 2022. The 41mm case curves over your wrist for a comfortable fit, a lug-to-lug length of 49.5mm, and a thickness of 14mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Brushed surfaces and polished chamfered edges transition with crisp lines around the case, on the right side is a signed screw-down crown. The unidirectional brushed stainless steel bezel has an engraved  60-minute dive scale complete with its red triangle and lume pip at 12 o’clock. The domed sapphire crystal sits above a matte black dial, an outer minute track has applied discs and batons mark the hours, at 3 o’clock a date window, the characteristic snowflake hands are coated in luminance complemented by a sweeping second hand with a snowflake counterweight. At 12 o’clock we have the Tudor motif and at 6 o’clock a red “200m: 660ft” “Chronometer Officially Certified” completes this versatile sports dive watch. On the reverse, a screw-down coin-edged case back, inside an automatic Tudor Cal. MT5612, in-house Certified Chronometer (COSC) movement, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, first introduced in 2015, with a bi-directional rotor for efficiency and hacking and hand-winding for your convenience. The watch comes paired on a brushed and polished 22mm Forstner stainless steel bracelet with a signed push button folding clasp, all links are provided, plus a 22mm Tudor NATO strap and 22mm Tudor leather strap with a signed deployment clasp, and also comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.


Personal Note

The Tudor Black Bay Steel on the Black Bay Black is the most overlooked Black Bay in my opinion, the value they offer is incredible and the designs stand out that little bit more from the crowd. This reference 79730 comes paired on a "Speedy-Style" Forstner bracelet and at first I really wasn't a fan, but I have to admit it has really grown on me! If it's not for you, don't worry, the wonderful Tudor leather strap and NATO are in the box ready to be used.


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 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 them 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.