2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
Ref: 79503

2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G Discontinued 79503
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Specification

Reference : 79503
Movement : Automatic ETA 2624-2
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : December 2019
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 
19mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material : 
Stainless Steel & 18ct Gold
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Tudor box or Tudor paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 19mm steel and capped 18ct Gold Jubilee bracelet with a signed folded clasp. The watch is from December 2019 and is in worn condition, but overall very good as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.


The Watch

Here we have a 2019 Tudor Black Bay 36 S&G 79503, now discontinued, has a curvaceous 36mm 18ct Gold and stainless steel case that gently curves over your wrist with tapered lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a case thickness of 10mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side a screw-down 18ct gold signed crown, and an 18ct Gold smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above a black dial. An outer minute track is precisely executed with 18ct Gold framed disc and baton indexes infilled with Super LumiNova marking the hours. Elegant 18ct Gold framed “Snowflake” hands are infilled with Super LumiNova complemented by a “Snowflake” counterweighted sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Tudor Motif and at 6 o’clock “Rotor Self-Winding” in its characteristic smiley orientation, completing this versatile bi-metal sports watch. On the reverse a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside an automatic ETA 2624-2, 25 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, this workhorse movement has been in production since 1982 and has hand winding and hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on its 19mm steel and capped 18ct Gold Jubilee bracelet with a signed folded clasp and the watch comes with its Tudor presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

This watch looks truly fantastic, dare I say I prefer it to the stainless steel? For me, this in Steel & Gold feels more fitting for the design and adds real character, but this discontinued reference features brushed gold which is an incredibly attractive and rarely seen design choice from watch brands! I do wonder why as brushed gold creates a beautiful tone and really brings the watch down to a more casual look than with polished gold.


The Brand

Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf the founder of Rolex watches first registered in 1926 The Tudor trademark. Wilsdorf took it over himself in 1936. Soon after the second world war, Hans Wilsdorf who founded Rolex knew that it was time for Tudor to have a proper identity of its own. The Tudor Rose started to appear on their dials from this moment. On 6 March 1946, he created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company, creating watches for both men and women. Rolex guaranteed the overall design aesthetic, as well as 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 it 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.