A pioneer in the field of watchmaking, a historical supplier of the world’s largest navies and adventurers alike, TUDOR has a long history of fitting daring wrists with cutting-edge, robust time-keeping instruments. The Black Bay Ceramic One, with its unique combination of design, colour and materials, echoes this heritage. This new model in TUDOR’s flagship Black Bay line is offered to Only Watch in a unique matte black ceramic, titanium and stainless steel 41mm case. Fitted with the high-performance Manufacture Calibre MT5602, complete with a black PVD-coated rotor, this unique “sporty” piece is a concentration of the brand’s distinctive spirit, blending innovation, audacity and robustness.
The Black Bay Ceramic One, is TUDOR’s third contribution to Only Watch after the Black Bay One in 2015 and the Black Bay Bronze One – LHD in 2017, which sold for impressive CHF 375.000, which is more than HRK 2.000.000. For reference, a regular production Black Bay model in stainless steel on leather strap retails for CHF 3250.–. The results achieved at Only Watch are thus more than 100 times the average price in that line of product and can be partly explained by the fact that aside from the Only Watch project, TUDOR never produces one-offs.
The Black Bay Ceramic One, is TUDOR’s third contribution to Only Watch after the Black Bay One in 2015 and the Black Bay Bronze One – LHD in 2017, which sold for impressive CHF 375.000, which is more than HRK 2.000.000.
Only Watch, a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created and donated by the finest watchmakers for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy is organized by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (AMM), the Monaco Yacht Show and Christies. This year is the 8th edition of the event created by Luc Pettavino, Founder and President of AMM, under the patronage of His Serene Highness Albert II of Monaco and the third participation for TUDOR.
Only Watch is a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces.
Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Ceramic One model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950’s. It also adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches, is also adopted in this model.
The Black Bay line is the result of the subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic, it brings together over 60 years of TUDOR divers’ watches and yet remains firmly anchored in the present. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, reliability, robustness and the quality of its finish are consistent with today’s most rigorous requirements.