Sorry, But You Can't Have Tudor's Coolest New Watch

The brand produced a special one-off Black Bay GMT for Only Watch, a fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research.


Every two years, the world's dedicated watch nerds hold their collective breath in anticipation of a bunch of special, one-off watches that they can't buy. Only Watch, a special auction whose proceeds fund research into muscular dystrophy, brings together some of the biggest players in the horological landscape in service of the greater good. Each company makes a special piece unique to be auctioned off at the Only Watch event, and the resulting watches are invariably some of the coolest pieces of the year.

Many of these watches are merely special variations of existing models, but that doesn't mean they aren't dope as hell. Take Tudor's Black Bay GMT One, for example: it's the same BB GMT that we all know and love, but done up in...well, I don't know what. Tudor says it's a "secret stainless steel aging technique." It sort of looks like a BB GMT that was dug up under a ziggurat in the year 3200 by some alien archaeologist. Whatever it is, it's cool.


The bracelet was treated to match, and even the movement was treated: "the bridges and mainplate were coated in black before being aged by barrel tumbling." It's also a Master Chronometer, meaning it's anti-magnetic to 15,000 gauss and accurate to within, in this case, +/- 5 seconds per day.

So how much does this special Black Bay GMT cost? No one can know yet, remember?! It's gonna be auctioned off to the highest bidder on November 6th, 2021, and the proceeds will fund muscular dystrophy research. See — something good can come from all this crazed watch collecting.


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