TUDOR BLACK BAY CERAMIC ONE FOR ONLY WATCH
CASEBACK FOR THE TUDOR BLACK BAY CERAMIC ONE FOR ONLY WATCH
In 2015 Tudor released a one of a kind unique piece for Only Watch Auction known as the Tudor Black Bay One. Not only did this classic re-issued 1950’s iconic timepiece go for more than 100 times its original retail price at 375,000 CHF, but it all went to support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a great cause!
For this year’s Only Watch Auction, Tudor decided to participate with something much more bold and Black Ops with the BLACK BAY CERAMIC ONE. Like the Original Black Bay One from 2015, this will be a one of a kind unique piece.
My first initial reaction was that it really looks like an all-black Rolex watch, specifically an all-black Explorer 2. Tudor is known for reinterpreting their past so it’s nice to see something a little different. This model in my humble opinion is their way of moving into the future with something more modern looking like this watch.
Due to its masculine more rugged look, I would have thought it would be fitted on their signature black rubber strap or trademark hand-woven nylon strap. Tudor picked a black alligator strap with rubber hybrid for this watch instead. Meaning the front of the strap is an alligator and the back is rubber lined, the best of both worlds! The suggested retail on a watch like this is between $4,500-5,500 USD. This is a mere fraction of what it will command at auction I am sure! If I ever wanted an all-black watch this would be it.
The Details of the watch are below
41mm bead-blasted finish Matt black PVD-treated steel case back, engraved with PIECE UNIQUE and BLACK BAY CERAMIC ONE, with sunray satin-brushed and bead-blasted finish and open back with sapphire crystal Unidirectional rotatable bezel in matt black PVD-treated titanium, with matt black ceramic disc, with sunray satin-brushed finish, engraved with 60-minute, Screw-down winding crown in matt black PVD-treated steel engraved with the TUDOR in relief Domed sapphire crystal Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)
Matt black, domed Black gloss markings Darkened hour markers applied with black luminescent material with green emission Darkened hour markers applied with black luminescent material with green emission Darkened Snowflake hands with black luminescent material with green emission
Manufacture Calibre MT5602 (COSC) Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) Power reserve of Approximately 70 hours Centre hour, minute and seconds hands Stop-seconds for precise time setting Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw Non-magnetic silicon balance spring Matt black PVD-treated oscillating weight Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Hybrid black alligator leather and rubber strap with matt black PVD-treated folding clasp and safety catch, satin-finished
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 14.8 mm
The Only Watch auction is set to take place on November 9, 2019, in Geneva. Please stay tuned for more details!
Due to the unpredictable and volatile market on certain Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet watches, prices are subject to change.