About This Watch:
The Tudor Black Bay P-01 is based on a Tudor prototype timepiece designed for the US Navy in the 1960s, named the “Project Commando”. The Navy passed on the design due to the complexity of any specialized potential repairs the watch would require, and it was thought that “Project Commando” would never come to fruition. However, during Baselworld 2019, Tudor brought it to life with the P-01. With its sophisticated bezel-locking mechanism, the P-01 stands out among dive watches and apart from any other model in the Tudor lineup.
The History: Tudor began to produce watches in 1926, that could be marketed and manufactured as a more affordable timepiece than the Rolex line, while still keeping the same standard of dependability that Rolex had become known for. Over the years, the product line grew to include the renowned Oyster Prince, as well as their diver watches such as the Submariner series.
The Watch: The Tudor Black Bay P-01 Ref 70150 features a 42mm stainless steel case with a satin finish and a domed sapphire crystal. A screw-down steel winding crown is located at the 4 o’clock position on the case. Also featured is a 60-notch, 12-hour graduated bidirectional rotating bezel with a stop system via the 12 o’clock bezel end link. The black dial features lumed hour markers, snowflake-style hands, and a date window at the 3 o’clock position. Powered by the in-house Calibre MT5612 movement, the P-01 has a 70-hour power reserve and a water resistance rating of 200 meters.
The Details: This Tudor Black Bay P-01 Ref 70150 was purchased from an AD in October 2019 and is under the manufacturer's warranty through October 2023. The case is in very good condition, as visible in the photographs. Included with this timepiece are the outer and inner boxes, the warranty card, the guarantee booklet, the instruction manual, and the original Tudor brown leather strap with stainless steel deployant clasp.