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. 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 guaranteed 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 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.
Introduced in Baselworld 2018 to much fanfare. Featuring all the attributes of their dive watches with the addition of a GMT function. Making it a perfect companion for the travelling explorer. A slim 41mm stainless steel case is polished and satin-finished. Bidirectional bezel with 24 hours applied markers. A large screw-down crown makes adjustment a breeze. and provides 200m water resistance. Domed sapphire crystal protects a matt black dial with large lumed hour pips and markers. Snowflake hands are complimented with an arrow GMT hand with a red stem and white head, for excellent visibility. Inside we have the Automatic Tudor MT5652, in-house COSC Certified 28 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. Incorporates the jumping hour functionality of the GMT with the ability to adjust in 1-hour increments in both directions. The watch comes fitted on its original Tudor 22mm stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The watch also comes with its original Tudor presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original stainless steel Tudor signed bracelet with its Tudor signed clasp, all links included. The watch is from October 2019 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see, a full case & bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
The Tudor Black Bay GMT has to be up there with one of our most sold watches, they never hang around long and you can all see why, design-wise Tudor nailed it and I suspect when they release this in the BB58 case it'll break the watch world. Until then, continue picking these up for a great price and get yourself a ton of watch on the wrist!
Movement : Automatic Tudor MT5652
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : October 2019
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug : 50mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty