Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Tudor bracelet, all links included. The watch is from January 2021 and is sold in worn but good condition. The watch comes with our 12-month Warranty.
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.
The 2021 Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 58 pays tribute to their first divers. Introduced in 1958 the Ref 7924 had a 39mm case and a big crown that achieved 200m water resistance. This 2021 Tudor Black Bay 58 Blue 79030B version. A 39mm stainless steel case with polished and satin finishes. A screw-down signed crown. Unidirectional dive bezel with 60 min numerals on a matte blue Aluminium insert. Domed sapphire crystal AR coated protects a matte blue dial, applied pips and baton hour markers are coated in Super LumiNova. Snowflake hands have lume. Inside we have their in-house Automatic Calibre MT5402 (COSC) Certified Chronometer, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, a Bidirectional rotor system that provides a very impressive 70-hour power reserve. The watch comes fitted on its Tudor 20mm stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp, the watch also comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.
I suspect this is one of my most sold references, with great reason too! Beautifully designed and proportioned for the wrist, built like a tank with a truly great in-house movement... All of that priced for what they are, even at retail I stand by the watch, so when they are priced like this pre-owned I can't help but think it's one of THE best dive watches at this price range!