Launched in 2021 as the first ever Tudor dive watch to be made of 18kt yellow gold, the Black Bay ref. 79018V is a monumental timepiece in Tudor’s catalog. An icon within Tudor’s offering ever since its original debut in 2012, the Black Bay collection, in all of its forms, has been rooted in celebrating Tudor’s heritage as a prolific tool watch manufacturer. However, the Black Bay ref. 79018V challenges this idea with an uncharacteristic 18kt yellow gold case that takes the Black Bay’s tool watch identity and uses it to enter the world of opulent dive watches – a space Tudor has never competed in, until now. Measuring 39mm across, the same diameter as the Black Bay 58, and 12.7mm tall, just a little bigger, the Black Bay ref. 79018V is a fantastically comfortable timepiece on the wrist with a beautiful green and gold dial, and bezel that both pair with its construction beautifully. Powered by the COSC certified cal. MT5400, which is on view behind its exhibition caseback, the Black Bay ref. 79018V is a genuinely capable dive watch that steps Tudor’s game up to a level that it has never competed at – something you probably wouldn’t think on first impressions with this stunning watch on account of how well-executed it is.
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Est. value range
$8,000 – $12,000
Watch is in near-mint condition, showing very few if any light signs of wear.
Effortlessly entering the world of precious metal dive watches, the ref. 79018V takes a rugged tool watch design and allows it to be so effortlessly luxurious that it nearly seems like the Black Bay was originally designed to be made of 18kt yellow gold.