Best Quality Tudor Heritage Black Bay One Replica Watch ref. 7923/001

This unique piece Best Quality Tudor Heritage Black Bay One Replica Watch created for ONLY Watch 2015 is part of Tudor’s heritage inspired approach, reinterpreting the reference 7923 with enlightened freedom. The Tudor Heritage Black Bay One ref. 7923/001 created for this auction, mixes the best of both worlds vintage and modern in a flawless execution. It borrows the glossy black of the dial from the brand’s production in the late 1950s and early 1960s, while the inscriptions and gold-colored hands reproduced here in a shade of yellow gold are derived from reference 7923 itself.

Highly sought after by collectors today, this rare reference was an excellent starting point for the creation of a one-off model destined for this unique initiative. The dial layout of the historical Tudor Heritage Black Bay One Replica Watch with its two lines of text at 6 o’clock has also been retained, specifying the maximum guaranteed immersion depth, in red, along with the mention “shock resisting” already present on reference 7923. The prominent crown, with no protective shoulders in keeping with the overall lines of the model that inspired it, is mounted on an anodized aluminum tube the same color as the bezel providing an additional touch of contemporary elegance.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay One

For its first participation in the 6th ONLY Watch charity auction to take place in November this year, Tudor has decided to reinterpret one of the least known tool-watches in its history: reference 7923. Launched in the mid-1950s and produced in tiny quantities, this is the brand’s only divers’ watch to have been equipped with a hand-wound movement. It also stands out from the other divers’ watches produced by Tudor with its baton-type hands.

Whereas the luminescent material was formerly painted directly on the dial, it is now laid in applied gold-colored inserts ensuring improved definition. Finally, the dial of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Replica Watch  is domed, a subtle yet important detail for the experienced eye and representing another nod to mid-20th century watch design. The latter is framed by the unidirectional rotating bezel of the Heritage Black Bay One, directly inspired by that of reference 7923, which does not provide minutes divisions.

The sapphire crystal of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay One is also domed in a particularly marked manner that is the most pronounced to date in Tudor’s Heritage line. This characteristic is typical of the acrylic crystals used by the watch industry in the 1950s. The visual effect of a dial and crystal combination of this nature is truly striking, giving unique depth to the watch “face”.

Compared with the 37 mm case diameter of reference 7923, the Tudor Replica Watch  measures 41 mm, endowing the watch with a more contemporary presence on the wrist. Its taut, powerful and eminently modern lines nevertheless emulate the famous accentuated chamfers above the lugs, typical of 1950s Tudor divers’ watches and highly appreciated by devotees of the brand.