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Tudor Heritage Black Bay Red Ref. 79220R- ETA Variant

$3,395

Pre-Owned Tudor 41mm Heritage Black Bay Red, Black Dial, Black NATO Strap, Ref. 79220R

A modern classic, the original Black Bay was introduced in 2012, before soon being updated in 2015 with an in house movement. This was the model that announced Tudor’s comeback with a bang, and put every other watch brand on notice. Powered by the self winding ETA 2824 caliber movement, which offers 38 hours of power reserve, ease of repair, and decades of tried and true reliability. Tudor used the ETA movements dating back to the 1950’s and has since moved on, but this model still has those heritage roots. The black dial features the vintage Tudor Rose logo and the wrapped SELF-WINDING text, which has since been replaced. The 41mm stainless steel case features a uni-directional rotating bezel with red aluminum insert. Attached is a black Tudor NATO strap with an included Tudor brown leather strap/folding buckle, as well as original box and papers. These “happy face” models are already garnering much attention from collectors, and is sure to put a smile on your face whenever you glance down at your wrist.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Fabric

Band Type

Strap, NATO

Bezel

Rotating, Uni-Directional, Aluminum

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Tudor

Caliber

ETA 2824

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

41mm

Caseback

Solid

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Size

40mm – 42mm

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005609
Model #79220R
Model NameHeritage Black Bay
Year ProducedCa. 2016
Serial NumberJ92XXXX

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.