Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Piece Sold at 70 Times Pre-Sale Estimate


Geneva, November 11th 2017 – TUDOR’s unique Black Bay Bronze One sells for CHF 350,000 – USD 351,000 or 70 times its pre-sale estimate at Only Watch biennial charity auction. The proceeds from this sale will go to support the research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

A famed supplier of the world’s largest navies, TUDOR has also equipped numerous expeditions. The Black Bay Bronze, with its unique combination of design, colour and materials, echoes these adventurous times. This TUDOR flagship model is offered to Only Watch in a unique configuration with the winding crown on the left and a khaki green dial and bezel. Worn on the right wrist, its ergonomic design is ideal for left-handed people.

As its name would suggest, the Black Bay Bronze One’s case is made of bronze – an aluminium bronze alloy used in naval engineering – the appearance of which changes over time, typically darkening to a rich and noble patina. Fitted with a manufacture calibre with official chronometer certification, this unique piece is a concentration of the brand’s distinctive characteristics.

Tudor Black Bay Bronze

In addition, the new owner of the Black Bay Bronze One will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit TUDOR’s Headquarters in Geneva. This exceptional invitation is a first for TUDOR which runs no visit program.


TUDOR is an award-winning Swiss made watch brand, offering mechanical watches with refined designs, proven reliability and unique value for money. The origins of TUDOR date back to 1926, when ‘The Tudor’ was first registered as a brand on behalf of the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf. He created the Montres TUDOR SA Company in 1946 to offer watches with the quality and dependability of a Rolex, at a more accessible price point.

Throughout their history, TUDOR watches have been chosen by the boldest adventurers and seasoned professionals alike. Today, the TUDOR collection includes emblematic models such as Black Bay, Pelagos, Glamour or 1926. Since 2015, it has offered mechanical manufacture movements with many diverse functions.

About Only Watch

Only Watch, a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created and donated by the finest watchmakers for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy is organized by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (AMM), the Monaco Yacht Show and Christies. This year is the 7th edition of the event created by Luc Pettavino, Founder and President of AMM, under the patronage of His Serene Highness Albert II of Monaco and the second participation for Tudor.

See the full collection of Tudor watches available at Edwards Lowell.

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