Sometime in June of this year it was announced by Tudor that they made a one of a kind watch for Only Watch Auction. This watch is known as the Tudor Black Bay One. You can read my article about the Tudor Black Bay One, here
The Tudor Black Bay One is a one of a kind reproduction of a Tudor Submariner from 1954. It was just announced yesterday, that this watch which would have had an original retail value of $3,425 just sold at auction by Phillips for 120 times at a whopping $375,000! Only Watch auction will use this money for the research of Muscular Dystrophy. This is just inconceivable to me. It’s a steel watch. This should show you A. How generous some people are for a great cause B. Just how powerful supply and demand is and C How Tudor’s fate is now sealed as the brand to watch for the future.
Myself and collectors around the world beg to ask the question, ” What does this mean for the NEW Tudor Black Bay Black that was released, October 15,2015?” Those of you not in the loop, The Tudor Black Bay Black was Tudor’s answer to the public’s demand for a production version of this one of a kind Tudor Black Bay One that was just auctioned off. You can read my review of the NEW Tudor Black Bay Black, here.
Now back to question we all want answered! Well, the answer as far as I am concerned is IDK! It’s hard to determine what this will mean. The Tudor Black Bay Black has already been flying off shelves since its official debut release last month. I am sure the demand for this watch will only heighten 10 fold with the incredible auction results of the Tudor Black Bay One. Something like this is just the kind of PR Tudor needs to be taken seriously not just in watch circles but by the masses. I am sure out of all the Tudor Black Bay’s, The Tudor Black Bay Black is certified to always be in demand, hence have an edge in terms of holding or maintain its value better .
Up until the auction, the plan was that the NEW Tudor Black Bay Black was exclusively being made for only a year. As of yesterday’s auction results, The NEW Tudor Black Bay One is here to stay and is now cemented in Tudor’s Black Bay Collection as the watch to have!
As far as I am concerned, whether it goes up in value or no is irrelevant to me. The Tudor Black Bay Black is a modern day, timeless, classic tool watch that is affordable, well made, well styled and iconic!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me here to help you purchase the NEW Tudor Black Bay Black.