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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Reference No: 7923/001
    Model Name: Heritage Black Bay One
    Material: Stainless steel case with polished and satin finish. Unidirectional rotatable bezel in steel with matt black disc. Screw-down winding crown in steel engraved with the TUDOR rose, with black anodized aluminium crown tube. Domed sapphire crystal. Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)
    Calibre: Self-winding mechanical movement, TUDOR Calibre 2824. Approx. 38-hour power reserve.
    Bracelet/Strap: Steel bracelet with tube-type attachments and folding clasp with safety catch.
    Two unique additional straps with buckle supplied with the Watch

    Dimensions: 41mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tudor’s Heritage line is characterised by a unique creative process developed by the brand’s Style Workshop. The very opposite of a mere re-edition, the watches belonging to this line are the result of a true temporal and stylistic encounter between past, present and future. The aesthetic codes that contributed to the renown of the brand’s historical models are preserved and injected with modern touches to update their emblematic status.

    The Tudor Heritage Black Bay One created for Only Watch 2015 is part of this approach, reinterpreting the reference 7923 with enlightened freedom.

    Borrowing many aesthetic features to reference 7923 such as its domed crystal, recognizable rotatable bezel or so-called “gilt” dial, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay One measures a more contemporary 41 mm in diameter. Mirroring the overall lines of the original model, it also allows itself subtle modern refinements, including a crown mounted on an anodized aluminium tube matching the bezel for an additional touch of elegance.

    Fitted with a solid stainless steel bracelet featuring straight end-links, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay One also comes with two additional and unique straps: a Jacquard-weave admiralty grey fabric strap and a darky brown aged leather strap.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1926

    Almost twenty years after Rolex was founded, Hans Wilsdorf established Tudor with the intention of making more affordable watches without compromising the quality for which Rolex was renowned. Tudor was named after the British Dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, and their symbol came from the "War of Roses." After interchanging Rose and Shield symbols for a number of years, the firm replaced the Rose with the Shield logo from the 1960s until today.

    Some of the most recognized vintage models made by Tudor include the Submariner, a waterproof model first introduced in 1954, the Oysterdate, the earliest versions of which were nicknamed the "Monte-Carlo," the Heritage, which included the date at 6 o'clock, as well as the Pelagos, which translates to "deep sea" in Greek.

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Ref. 7923/001
For its first participation in Only Watch, Tudor has decided to reinterpret one of the least known tool-watches in its history: Tudor Submariner reference 7923, first launched in the mid-1950s.

41mm. Diameter

CHF3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for CHF375,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm