About This Watch:
The Tudor Black Bay 36 Ref 79500 has a vintage-inspired design with modern features and makes for the perfect balance between a sports watch and a dress watch. This version, the M79500-0013, has a silver sunburst-pattern dial, classic snowflake-style hands, and the unique curved “smiley” text at the 6 o’clock position. The 79500 is a versatile piece built to withstand some of the harshest environments and does so with style and elegance.
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 and their diver watches such as the Submariner series.
The Watch: The Tudor Black Bay 36 Ref 79500 features a 36mm stainless steel case with a fixed, polished bezel and a sapphire crystal. The silver dial has a sunburst pattern with applied, lumed indices for the hour markers. The snowflake-style hour, minute, and second hands are lumed as well. The solid case back is signed, and the crown features the Tudor rose in relief. Powered by an automatic Calibre T600 movement, the 79500 has a 38-hour power reserve and a water resistance rating of 150 meters.
The Details: This timepiece was purchased new from an AD in January 2022 and is still under the manufacturer's warranty through January 2027. The watch shows some minor wear, which is visible in the photographs. This timepiece comes with inner and outer boxes, the warranty card, the guarantee booklet, the user manual, and an after-market 19mm grey leather strap.