Listings for the biennial Only Watch auction are out, and in addition to mega watches from the likes of Patek Philippe and F.P. Journe, the comparatively accesible Tudor is once again participating with a unique Black Bay. Only Watch, over the course of 7 prior auctions, has raised over 40 million Swiss Francs to benefit muscular dystrophy research. Let’s take a closer look at the Black Bay Ceramic One.
Tudor Black Bay Ceramic One for Only Watch
- Case Material: Ceramic
- Dial: Black
- Dimensions: 41mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 200 meters
- Crown: Screw down
- Movement: Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5602
- Strap/bracelet: Hybrid black alligator leather and rubber strap
- Price: N/A
- Expected Release: N/A
Tudor comes to Only Watch 2019 with a first for the brand — a Black Bay in full ceramic. Not only that, but it’s fully, and I mean fully, blacked out. The case is the familiar Black Bay shape, but in a sleek, bead-blasted black ceramic. The dial, hands, and hour markers are black as well. Contrast for legibility, it would seem, is provided by a gloss finish to the lume-filled indices, but let’s face it: if you’re a serious bidder for this watch, legibility might not be your primary concern.