BLACK BAY, REFERENCE 79220N
STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 2824 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel Black Bay, screw-down crown and back
Case number: I'577'888
Closure: stainless steel Tudor bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 41mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 195mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Tudor International Guarantee card dated 25 February, 2016, leather cardholder, Tudor booklets, one extra black Nato strap with 4 extra spring bars and presentation case
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DIAL: dial and hands are intact
CASE: shows signs of wear with scratches to the case bands, back and bracelet. The bottom of the lugs show signs of previous bracelet / strap removing. The bezel insert is in excellent condition and bears no scratches. The bracelet shows no stretch, its clasp bears scratches and locks firmly
MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing, seconds hack when crown is pulled out
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not pplicable to this lot
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
Tudor released the first Heritage Black Bay during Baselworld in 2012. The watch was clearly inspired by the vintage diving watches from the 1950s and 1960s. Different elements on the watch recall the iconic characteristics of the vintage piece such as the oversized crown, the lugs with large bevels, the bezel with red triangle and the Tudor snowflake hands. Tudor was known for using a variety of signed Rolex parts, including hands, bracelets and cases, but using ETA or Valjoux movements. This early version of the Tudor Black Bay is fitted with the ETA-2824. The layout of the dial is also different on these pieces with the Tudor Rose at 12 o’clock and the curved last line of text at 6 o’clock, similar to the vintage models. In 2016, Tudor introduced a new dial configuration and their in-house chronometer calibre to replace the ETA movement. This particular lot comes as a full set including an additional Nato and leather strap.