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Tudor Black Bay Bronze Ref. 79250BA

$3,750

Pre-owned Tudor 43mm Bronze Case, Slate Grey Dial, Black Nubuck Leather Strap with additional NATO, Bronze Tang Buckle, Ref. 79250BA

The Black Bay Bronze is a 43 mm divers’ watch inspired by the brand’s naval history and fitted with the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre MT5601 that has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.  Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Bronze model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950’s. It also adopts the characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the winding crown with no crown-guard, like the holes drilled across the horns, are typical features of the first generations of TUDOR divers’ watches.  The 43 mm case is made of bronze and the caseback is bronze-colored PVD-treated steel case back and satin finish.  Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft), the watch includes an unidirectional rotatable bezel in bronze with a 60-minute graduated disc in matt slate grey aluminium.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Leather

Bezel

Aluminum, Rotating, Time-Lapse, Uni-Directional

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Bracelet

Strap

Brand

Tudor

Caliber

MT5601

Case Material

Bronze

Case Size

43mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Tang

Complication

Time Only

Crown

Screw Down Crown

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Slate Gray

Case Finish

Satin

Movement

Automatic

Size

43mm +

Warranty

Majority of Time Remaining on Factory Warranty

Item ID0004976
Model #79250BA
Model NameBlack Bay Bronze
Year Producedca 2021
Serial NumberQ32xxxx

Description

Since 1936 when Hans Wilsdorf acquired the Tudor name, Tudor watches have been associated with Rolex.  Even with the launch of Tudor as a separate company in 1946, Rolex continued to play a major role that reflected Hans Wilsdorf’s vision of a brand that would be more modestly priced than a Rolex but still maintain the high standard of dependability.  Tudor’s first models, such as the 1952 Oyster Prince had features unique to the Tudor brand but still were based on Rolex components, primarily the Oyster case.  This successful relationship continued with the Tudor Advisor alarm watch and the Tudor dive watch that was introduced only a few months after the introduction of the Rolex Submariner.  

With the second generation of the Tudor dive watch, Tudor began to further define itself as a unique brand.  The French Navy requested a modification to enhance underwater legibility, which led to the now-iconic “snowflake” hands, with a larger square on the hour hand to easily distinguish it from the minute hand.  Also, the logo was changed from the previous Tudor Rose to the Tudor Shield that we recognize in a modern Tudor watch.  Around this same time, Tudor introduced its first chronograph named Oysterdate, which had a strong graphic and unique design, which still attracts fans with the modern reissued watch.

Near the beginning of the new century, Tudor ceased sales in the USA due to a lower demand.  When Tudor returned in 2013 with design elements from their historical models that also included larger cases, in-house movements and modern materials, watch aficionados embraced Hans Wilsdorf’s founding desire, to manufacture an affordable watch with high standards.   Tudor continues to be associated with Rolex, but with its own unique collections, Tudor has made a place of its own among watch enthusiasts.