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Lot #1764

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Gold 79018V

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Introduction

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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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Tudor

Dimensions

39mm x 12.7mm

Model

Black Bay

Movement

Automatic cal. MT5400 (COSC)

Reference

79018V

Bracelet

NATO strap

Year

2021

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

18kt yellow gold

Included

Watch, box, papers, booklets, hang tags and additional leather strap

Dial Color

Green

THE DIAL

Fitted with a matte green dial with gold inscriptions and dial furniture and green aluminum bezel with gold inscriptions too, the Black Bay's display compliments its 18kt yellow gold construction beautifully.

THE CONSTRUCTION

The first Black Bay to be offered in 18kt yellow gold, the ref. 79018V announces Tudor's entrance into the world of true luxury horology.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition, showing very few if any light signs of wear.

Our Perspective

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.

Sam Hines

Managing Director