Black Bay "Royalty and Specialist Protection", Ref. 79220 Stainless steel wristwatch Circa 2018 Royalty and Specialist Protection
Black Bay, Ref. 79220
Stainless steel wristwatch
Calibre: cal. 2824 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: I'390'228
Closure: stainless steel Tudor bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Tudor warranty card, original invoice, instruction manual, Nato strap and presentation case with outer packaging
MVT: running at the time of cataloging
Case: in good condition
Dial: in good condition
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Launched in 2012, The Black Bay collection has become Tudor's best-selling and most sought after range thanks to its combination of vintage aesthetics and modernity. Drawing inspiration from its Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner ref. 7922, which first launched in 1954, the present reference will attract those interested in vintage design with a preference for more contemporary pieces.
The Royalty and specialist protection unit are an elite wing of the British police charged with guarding members of parliament and the Royal family. In 2018 Tudor collaborated with the unit to offer 75 watches to its members, each watch features the RaSP logo of an English rose with a crown resting above at six o’clock. The watch offered comes from an actively serving member of the unit and will be the first time an example of the collaboration will be offered publicly for sale.
The offered lot provides a great opportunity to begin a collection with a unique and rare piece never seen at auction before.