Movement : Automatic Tudor Cal. MT5400
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : April 2023
Case Size : 37mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturers Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Tudor Riveted three-link brushed stainless steel bracelet fitted with its Tudor “T-fit” safety catch quick adjustment system and a signed folding clasp, all links included. The watch is from April 2023 and is sold in lightly worn condition, stickers are still present, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.
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Here we have a 2023 Stickered Tudor Black Bay 54 Black 79000N with a more contemporary 37mm satin-brushed and polished stainless steel case, the curvaceous case and overall design aesthetic take cues from their very first dive watches released in 1954. Satin brushed surfaces transition with a polished bevel edge down their flanks towards a lug-to-lug length of 46mm and a case thickness of 11mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence, in keeping with the original. On the right side, we have a signed screw-down crown with deep knurling for extra grip and engraved with the Tudor Rose. The unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a polished coin edge and black aluminium 60-minute scale in silver baton and numerals, at 12 o’clock the customary inverted triangle with lume pip, holding a domed sapphire crystal above a domed glossy black dial. A gilt-coloured printed minute track is precisely executed with applied gilt-edged disc and baton indexes infilled with Super-LumiNova marking the hours. Gilt-coloured Snowflake hands infilled with the same luminance and complemented by a lollipop counterbalance sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the gilt-coloured Tudor Geneve motif with “200m/ 600ft Chronometer Officially Certified” at 6 o’clock complete this vintage-inspired versatile tool watch. On the reverse a screw-down case back with coin edging, inside an automatic Tudor Cal. MT5400, 27 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per Hour, this Chronometer Certified movement has hand winding and hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes paired with its 20mm Tudor Riveted, three-link brushed stainless steel bracelet fitted with its Tudor “T-fit” safety catch quick micro-adjustment system folding clasp and also comes with its Tudor presentation box and paperwork.
Finally getting hands-on with the Black Bay 54 and I have to say, they have now perfected the watch, in my opinion! The 58 is great and always will be, but this 54 feels more refined and more thought out with the subtle design differences, the upgraded clasp and the 37mm sizing, as a wearer of smaller watches, this 54 feels at home on my wrist! If unsure, book an appointment and come try it on for yourself.
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 true 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 its 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 their 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.