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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 79830RB
    Case No: I943'310, 85/90
    Model Name: Black Bay GMT “Ronchi”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. MT5652, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Tudor riveted bracelet stamped “72060”, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Tudor deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Tudor guarantee dated 11th February 2020 stamped Ronchi S.R.L Milano, numbered card, instruction manual, product literature, fitted presentation box, outer packaging and retailer bag.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Taking inspiration from divers' wristwatches manufactured by the firm in the 1950s, the new Tudor Black Bay iteration of the original ref. 7922 was introduced at Baselworld 2012. Extremely well executed, the case retains its “no crown guard” style with a dial extremely similar to its original model, and became a commercial success when it was launched to the public.

    The present Tudor Black Bay GMT was part of the firm’s novelties introduced in Baselworld 2018. Launched as the first GMT model in the Black Bay lineup, it was widely accepted that it featured a multi-colored “Pepsi” bezel insert paying obvious homage to the Rolex GMT-Master. Maintaining much of an identical aesthetic in case design to its other Black Bay counterparts, the GMT model is slightly larger at 41mm, catering to contemporary demand. The case and dial is balanced with a modernized riveted-style bracelet and the timepiece is without a doubt one of the most perfectly executed modern iterations of a vintage professional diver’s watch.

    The present example is presented in absolute “new-old-stock” condition retaining its full factory protective stickers. As showcased on the dial and case back, this particular example was specially commissioned by Italian official retailer "Ronchi" for its 90th Anniversary, and is accompanied by the full set of accessories with a guarantee card dated 2020. The present example number 85 of 90 is the perfect limited edition GMT from the classic shielded brand for any collector.

  • Artist Biography

    Tudor

    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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Property from the Original Owner

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 79830RB
A “new-old-stock” and attractive limited edition stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 85 of a limited edition of 90 pieces, made for Italian retailer Ronchi

Circa 2020
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$25,000 - 45,000 
€3,100-5,500
$3,200-5,800

Sold for HK$69,300

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)