Tudor is a Swiss watchmaking brand that offers mechanical watches with sophisticated style, proven reliability and an unparalleled relationship between quality and price.
The Black Bay draws its most characteristic features from past models in the brand’s history. Its general lines, domed dial and crystal were inspired by the first TUDOR diving watches. It features the particularly prominent winding crown from the famous 7924 reference of 1958, aka the Big Crown, while its characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, were borrowed from the TUDOR watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s.
In 1926, the Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” registered the trademark “Tudor”. It was done on behalf of the founder of Rolex watches, Hans Wilsdorf. Ten years later, Wilsdorf took over and in 1946, he founded the company Montres Tudor SA.