Tudor’s New Special Edition Diver Is A Glorious Throwback

Iconic watchmaker Tudor only ever made one diver's watch with a hand-wound movement: the Submariner Reference 7923. Although it was undoubtedly a classic, the watch has been essentially lost to collectors and watch aficionados—until now. When presented with the opportunity to make a special edition timepiece for Only Watch 2015, a charity auction in Geneva to benefit the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy, Tudor decided their first ever entry to the event would be a throwback to the legendary lost 7923, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay One Reference 7923/001.

As you can see, the special edition is nearly identical to the original version, retaining all of the classic design aesthetics: the glossy black dial with glint printing, the gold baton hands, and the patinated luminous hour markers. The only real update is the sharp red of the depth rating and the crescent on the watch face. A self-winding Tudor caliber 2824 movement runs things inside.

Unfortunately, you won't have a shot at owning this throwback without an invite to the Only Watch event, but even so, it's great to see a classic come back into the public eye.

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