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2019-07-02

TUDOR Black Bay CERAMIC ONE

Here’s a look at Tudor’s first ever Black Bay model produced in ceramic, the Black Bay Ceramic One, a unique matte black ceramic, Titanium and Stainless steel version of the brand’s bestselling diver’s watch.



Presented in an entirely matte black finish, this black beauty is a one of one, une piece unique which Tudor listed yesterday for the charitable watch auction known as Only Watch.

Special features of the Ceramic One include: a matte black, domed dial with black gloss markings, darkened hour markers and iconic Snowflake hands also darkened.

All hands are markers are treated with black lume which glows green.



Its 41mm matte black ceramic case is with a bead-blasted finish; this is equipped with a matte black PVD-treated steel case-back, engraved with ‘PIECE UNIQUE and BLACK BAY CERAMIC ONE – it has sunray satin-brushed and bead-blasted finish and an open back with a Sapphire crystal.

Special diver’s features include: a unidirectional rotatable bezel in matte black PVD-treated Titanium, with a matte black ceramic inlay, also with sunray satin-brushed finish, engraved with 60-minute, screw-down winding crown in matte black PVD-treated steel engraved with the TUDOR in relief, a domed Sapphire crystal and a water-resistance to 200m.



Power comes from a Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC Tudor Manufacture caliber MT5602 with bidirectional rotor system and power-reserve of approx. 70hrs

The MT5602 has a non-magnetic silicon balance spring, a matt black PVD-treated rotor. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour at 4 Hz.

Finally the Black Bay Ceramic One ref. M7921/001CN for Only Watch 2019 comes on a hybrid black alligator leather and rubber strap (the underside of which has special embossed Snowflake hand pattern) with matte black PVD-treated folding clasp and safety catch in a satin-finish.



So here’s the good news; it is estimated to fetch 4500 – 5500USD – which isn’t outside the realms of possibility.

Even better news would be that HISTORY has shown us that these Tudor Only Watch one offs usually ended being the basis for similar future production models, so if you aren’t lucky enough to get this one, that doesn’t mean to say that you can’t eventually get something comparable in a year or so.

In the meantime if you are a fan of high quality Swiss made vintage divers with that of so desirable black on black aesthetic, then look no further than ZRC’s BLACK PHANTOM.

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