Tudor – Black Bay & Pelagos

Tudor is a brand rich in Swiss heritage with a direct ancestry link to Rolex. The Tudor Black Bay pays homage to a history in producing world-class divers watches. The Tudor Pelagos can withstand depths to 500m with the ever popular LHD model (with crown on the left side).

all images courtesy TudorWatch.com © unless otherwise stated

The Black Bay is available in many different styles and formats from discrete unassuming models to fully functional 43mm dive watches. Built to the highest modern standards – the Pelagos is the definition of a luxury quality dive watch.

A short History of Tudor Divers

It was in 1954 that the world was introduced to the first TUDOR divers’ watch. That watch was the TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner – reference 7922. It was an automatic (self-winding) watch and the first in their collection with guaranteed water resistancy. To achieve that it’s case featured a screw-down back and a crown whose water resistancy was guaranteed to a depth of 100 metres.

The FIRST Tudor diver's watch - the Oyster Prince Submariner ref 7922

It featured over-sized, luminous hour markers and hands for easy reading at depth underwater. It also included the essential dive time bezel graduated in 5-minute intervals. On the dial were printed the words “OYSTER PRINCE” under the Tudor logo and “100 m = 330 ft”, “SUBMARINER”, “ROTOR”, “SELF-WINDING” on the bottom four lines.

more history here > TudorWatch.com (external link to TudorWatch.com)

Rolex origins since 1926

The Tudor brand was established in 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf (Rolex founder) said

For some years now, I have been considering the idea of making a watch that our agents could sell at a more modest price than our Rolex watches, and yet one that would attain the standard of dependability for which Rolex is famous. I decided to form a separate company, with the object of making and marketing this new watch. It is called the TUDOR watch company.

TudorWatches.com

and that’s why many of the older Tudor watches bear the Rolex logo and brand name on their cases, case-backs and bracelet buckles. So now you know why every watch collector should own a TUDOR watch, let’s go shopping …

Tudor Black Bay

The current Black Bay models are the culmination of over Sixty years of TUDOR diving experiences. A depth of experience and history distilled into one iconic watch. The new Black Bay is powered by Tudor’s own mechanical automatic (self-winding) movement.

The origins of the Black Bay date back to 1954 and the launch of reference Oyster Prince Submariner ref-7922 (shown above). This watch heralded the beginning of a long line of ergonomic, legible, accurate and robust divers’ watches. Importantly, a feature sometimes overlooked by other luxury brands – the Black Bay is still and always has been an understated, functional and reliable underwater tool.

Examples of current Black Bay models

Unique “Snowflake” hands and the Big Crown

TIt’s a watch that draws its distinctive features from past models in the Tudor’s long history. The domed sapphire crystal has taken inspiration from the original TUDOR diving watches. The prominent winding crown features on the 7924 reference of 1958, a watch known as the “Big Crown”. Most instantly recognizable are the characteristic angular hands aka the “Snowflake” hands. These were originally found on the Tudor Dive watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s.

Black Bay Technical Specifications

  • Five year Guarantee : Five-year transferable guarantee with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required
  • Case : 41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
  • Movement : Manufacture Calibre MT5602 (COSC) Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
  • Power Reserve : Power reserve of approximately 70 hours
  • Winding Crown : Screw-down steel winding crown, with the TUDOR rose engraved and black-lacquered, with blue anodised aluminium winding crown tube
  • Waterproofness : Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)
  • Bezel : Steel unidirectional rotatable bezel with disc in matt blue anodised aluminium
  • Dial : Black with grey index, domed
  • Crystal : Domed sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet : Rivet steel bracelet with folding buckle and safety clasp

New & Used Black Bay watches for sale

A selection of Tudor Black Bay watches listed for sale in the last 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE – these listings come from ALL sellers. Certain watches may NOT be covered by the Authenticity Guarantee. Please take care and ensure the watch meets your own criteria before purchasing. If in doubt > use the  Authenticity Guarantee ✅ scheme to protect your investment.

Flags ( 🇬🇧 & 🇺🇸 ) are used at the start of each listing to identify the country the seller is willing to SHIP TO. If the same watch appears several times – this indicates the seller is able to ship to multiple countries.

Tudor Black Bay Harrods 41mm Limited Edition 79230G Box & Papers 2022
Tudor Black Bay Harrods 41mm Limited Edition 79230G Box & Papers 2022

🇬🇧 A Tudor Black Bay Harrods 41mm Limited Edition 79230G Box & Papers 2022. This watch is available now for £3,850.00. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Used“. This watch is bei…

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Tudor Black Bay Chronograph 79360N Panda Reverse Panda Black Dial 41MM Men Watch
Tudor Black Bay Chronograph 79360N Panda Reverse Panda Black Dial 41MM Men Watch

🇺🇸 A Tudor Black Bay Chronograph 79360N Panda Reverse Panda Black Dial 41MM Men Watch. This watch is available now for US$6,250.00. The seller is located in Hollywood, Florida, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned&#…

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PRE-SALE Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Automatic Men's Watch 79030B COMING SOON

🇬🇧 A PRE-SALE Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Automatic Men’s Watch 79030B COMING SOON. This watch is available now for £3,003.32. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Use…

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TUDOR Black Bay Fifty Eight Bronze 79012M-0001 Automatic Men's Watch R#118639
TUDOR Black Bay Fifty Eight Bronze 79012M-0001 Automatic Men’s Watch R#118639

🇺🇸 A TUDOR Black Bay Fifty Eight Bronze 79012M-0001 Automatic Men’s Watch R#118639. This watch is available now for US$6,599.00. The seller is located in Aichi, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned“. This watch …

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TUDOR Black Bay Fifty Eight Silver 925 Automatic Mens Watch 79010SG BF550980
TUDOR Black Bay Fifty Eight Silver 925 Automatic Mens Watch 79010SG BF550980

🇬🇧 A TUDOR Black Bay Fifty Eight Silver 925 Automatic Mens Watch 79010SG BF550980. This watch is available now for £3,578.58. The seller is located in Tokyo, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Used“. This watch is being sold …

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Tudor Mens Black Bay 58 Stainless Steel 39mm Blue Dot Dial Watch 79030B
Tudor Mens Black Bay 58 Stainless Steel 39mm Blue Dot Dial Watch 79030B

🇺🇸 A Tudor Mens Black Bay 58 Stainless Steel 39mm Blue Dot Dial Watch 79030B. This watch is available now for US$3,250.00. The seller is located in Fullerton, California, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned“.…

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Tudor Black Bay GMT Pepsi 41mm Stainless Steel Black Red Blue Date Watch 79830RB
Tudor Black Bay GMT Pepsi 41mm Stainless Steel Black Red Blue Date Watch 79830RB

🇬🇧 A Tudor Black Bay GMT Pepsi 41mm Stainless Steel Black Red Blue Date Watch 79830RB. This watch is available now for £2,819.23. The seller is located in Massapequa Park, New York, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-ow…

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Tudor Black Bay 58 - Blue - 2020 - Full Set BB58 - 79030B - Excellent Condition

🇬🇧 A Tudor Black Bay 58 – Blue – 2020 – Full Set BB58 – 79030B – Excellent Condition. This watch is available now for £2,350.00. The seller is located in Blandford Forum, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been lis…

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TUDOR Black Bay 2022 NEW Chronograph Black 79360 Men's Black Watch - 79360N
TUDOR Black Bay 2022 NEW Chronograph Black 79360 Men’s Black Watch – 79360N

🇬🇧 A TUDOR Black Bay 2022 NEW Chronograph Black 79360 Men’s Black Watch – 79360N. This watch is available now for £3,950.00. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “New with tags&#82…

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Tudor Watch Black Bay 58 79030 Stainless Steel
Tudor Watch Black Bay 58 79030 Stainless Steel

🇺🇸 A Tudor Watch Black Bay 58 79030 Stainless Steel. This watch is available now for US$3,482.82. The seller is located in Huntington Beach, California, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned“. This watch is bei…

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Examples of Black Bay discovered on eBay

eBay is a great place to go to check a) the current prices of a specific watch and b) to see what the watch looks like in the “real world”. Most product photos on eBay are taken with great care to best represent the watch. You get to see what it really looks like (not a computer enhanced brochure photo)

All the watches shown below have been sold this year on eBay. It might not be the first place that springs to mind when looking to buy, or sell, a Tudor watch – but it’s definitely worth checking. Many watches selling for over £1,500 (or $1,500) in the UK (USA) are covered by the eBay Certificate of Authenticity. Keep an eye out for the BLUE TICK on the listing. If it’s got the BLUE TICK – you know it’s a 100% genuine Tudorindependently certified.

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What to pay for a pre-owned Tudor BLACK BAY

Most popular in the Black Bay range is the reinterpretation of their classic dive watch from 1958 – the Tudor Black Bay 58. A good pre-owned example of the Black Bay 58 will attract anywhere between £2,500 to £3,400. Also in much demand is the Tudor Heritage (79230) available in several colour schemes including 79230B – Blue bezel, 79230R – Red bezel, 79230N – Black bezel and 79230G – Green bezel. All models have a BLACK dial and gold hands and detailing. A clean full set example of a Heritage 79230 is valued between £2,200 and £3,300 – specific price depends on the specific model.

Tudor Pelagos

The Tudor Pelagos is a masterpiece in underwater timepieces – a culmination of years of developing watches for diving professionals.  The Pelagos is an example of a tool watch – possibly the most complete traditional mechanical dive watch on the market. To further support this claim the The Pelagos was awarded the “Sports Watch” prize at the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. All serious professional divers’ watches are certified waterproof to 200 metres – there are several models of the Pelagos rated to 500 metres (1,640 feet).

Current Models from the Tudor Pelagos Collection

Specification of the Pelagos m25600tn-0001

  • Five year Guarantee : Five-year transferable guarantee with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required
  • Case : 42 mm titanium and steel case with satin finish
  • Movement : Manufacture Calibre MT5612 (COSC)
    Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
  • Power Reserve : Power reserve of approximately 70 hours
  • Winding Crown : Titanium winding crown with TUDOR logo in relief
  • Helium escape valve at 9 o’clock
  • Waterproofness : Waterproof to 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • Bezel : Unidirectional rotatable bezel in titanium, graduated over 60 minutes with ceramic matt black disc and graduations with white luminescent material
  • Dial : Black with white index
  • Date at 3 o’clock
  • Crystal : Sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet : Titanium bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch in steel with bracelet extension system developed and patented by TUDOR

Pelagos FXD with French Navy collaboration

The latest addition to the Pelagos collection is the new Pelagos FXD. As with all other models it comes in a titanium case – this one being 42 mm satin brushed. Like previous Tudor timepieces before it – the FXD was developed in close collaboration with a special unit of the French Navy. Following a set of unique specifications the Pelagos FXD is designed for professional underwater navigation.

Pelagos LHD – for Left Handed Divers

How many other brands make a special watch to accommodate 10% of the world’s population. Available in both left-hand with the crown on the LEFT and the more regular right-handed versions – crown on the RIGHT. Named the LHD for “Left Hand Drive” – the Pelagos LHD for left-handed divers features a winding stem positioned to the left of the case. This rare feature means the watch can be worn on the right wrist. In a nod to its past, the TUDOR Pelagos evokes the brand’s history of dive watches designed specifically for left-handed professional divers.

New & Used Tudor Pelagos for sale

A selection of Tudor Pelagos watches listed for sale in the last 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE – these listings come from ALL sellers. Certain watches may NOT be covered by the Authenticity Guarantee. Please take care and ensure the watch meets your own criteria before purchasing. If in doubt > use the  Authenticity Guarantee ✅ scheme to protect your investment.

Flags ( 🇬🇧 & 🇺🇸 ) are used at the start of each listing to identify the country the seller is willing to SHIP TO. If the same watch appears several times – this indicates the seller is able to ship to multiple countries.

TUDOR Pelagos FXD 2022 Mint
TUDOR Pelagos FXD 2022 Mint

🇺🇸 A TUDOR Pelagos FXD 2022 Mint. This watch is available now for US$4,999.00. The seller is located in Oakland, California, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned“. This watch is being sold by a seller with the…

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AUTH TUDOR WATCH PELAGOS LHD M25610TNL-0001 TITANIUM BLACK AUTOMATIC F/S
AUTH TUDOR WATCH PELAGOS LHD M25610TNL-0001 TITANIUM BLACK AUTOMATIC F/S

🇺🇸 A AUTH TUDOR WATCH PELAGOS LHD M25610TNL-0001 TITANIUM BLACK AUTOMATIC F/S. This watch is available now for US$5,362.73. The seller is located in Tokyo, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned“. This watch is being so…

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TUDOR Pelagos Navy Men's Watch - 25707B/22
TUDOR Pelagos Navy Men’s Watch – 25707B/22

🇬🇧 A TUDOR Pelagos Navy Men’s Watch – 25707B/22. This watch is available now for £3,550.00. The seller is located in Maidenhead, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “New with tags“. This watch is being sold…

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Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Titanium Mens Bracelet Watch 25600TN
Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Titanium Mens Bracelet Watch 25600TN

🇬🇧 A Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Titanium Mens Bracelet Watch 25600TN. This watch is available now for £3,429.58. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Used“. This wat…

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TUDOR Pelagos 25600TN #W2418
TUDOR Pelagos 25600TN #W2418

🇺🇸 A TUDOR Pelagos 25600TN #W2418. This watch is available now for US$4,447.67. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned“. This watch is being sold by a seller with the user name “shu…

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PRE-SALE Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Men's Bracelet Watch 25600TB COMING SOON
PRE-SALE Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Men’s Bracelet Watch 25600TB COMING SOON

🇬🇧 A PRE-SALE Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Men’s Bracelet Watch 25600TB COMING SOON. This watch is available now for £4,282.11. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Us…

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Tudor Pelagos LHD Titanium 25610TNL | November 2016 Box & Papers
Tudor Pelagos LHD Titanium 25610TNL | November 2016 Box & Papers

🇬🇧 A Tudor Pelagos LHD Titanium 25610TNL | November 2016 Box & Papers. This watch is available now for £2,950.00. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Used“. This watch is being so…

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Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Titanium Mens Bracelet Watch 25600TB
Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Titanium Mens Bracelet Watch 25600TB

🇬🇧 A Tudor Pelagos Automatic 42mm Titanium Mens Bracelet Watch 25600TB. This watch is available now for £4,282.11. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Used“. This wat…

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PRE-SALE Tudor Pelagos FXD Auto 42mm Mens Strap Watch 25707B/22 COMING SOON
PRE-SALE Tudor Pelagos FXD Auto 42mm Mens Strap Watch 25707B/22 COMING SOON

🇺🇸 A PRE-SALE Tudor Pelagos FXD Auto 42mm Mens Strap Watch 25707B/22 COMING SOON. This watch is available now for US$5,250.00. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Pre-owned…

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Tudor Pelagos 25600Tb With Guarantee
Tudor Pelagos 25600Tb With Guarantee

🇬🇧 A Tudor Pelagos 25600Tb With Guarantee. This watch is available now for £1,238.21. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as “Used“. This watch is being sold by a seller with the user name “da…

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What to pay for a pre-owned Tudor PELAGOS

Very popular are the Tudor Pelagos 25610TNL (with it’s Left Hand crown) and the Pelagos 25600TN and 25500TN – right hand crown, titanium case and domed sapphire glass. A nice clean pre-owned example of the 25601TNL will sell for approximately £2,500 to £3,400. Pay more for a full set model with box, papers and original receipts. The regular right hand crown 25600 and 25500 models will fetch a similar price.

Further Reading

Official Website (external link) – Tudor Watches