TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE SUBMARINER 76100
TUDOR SUBMARINER 76100
WHY THIS WATCH - ORIGINAL LOLLIPOP HOUR HAND, BEAUTIFUL PATINA
THINGS TO MENTION - NO BOX/PAPERS
The Tudor Submariner began its life just one year after the Rolex Submariner in 1954, with the introduction of the 7922. A 37mm wide oyster case with no crown guards, matte dial with a rose logo and high grade generic movement that was more affordable than what its big sister Rolex all came together to form the foundation of what was a very successful line for Tudor. Arguably the pinnacle of the Tudor Sub range were the snowflake models - mainly the 9401 and 9411. The 76100 began the realignment of the Submariner with the aesthetic of big sister Rolex following the 9411 and 9401, and in an attempt to distinguish itself the 76100 was initially offered with a 'lollipop' hour hand - something never before seen. This model did eventually reintroduce the mercedes style hour hand towards the end of production and following servicing but the 'lollipop' hour hand is another unique and collectable intricacy from Tudor. The 76100 was only on sale for a relatively short period of time from the mid- to late-1980's and was only produced in a small numbers, hence their rarity now. You can be hard pushed to find 'investment' Tudor's but the Submariner is without doubt THE investment Tudor.
This example is presented in a good, original and unpolished condition. Although used, the case possess its original chamfered lugs. The watch comes on a Rolex oyster bracelet dating from the same year as the watch. The dial, hands and bezel have all started to patina, with the former taking on a lovely cream colour and the latter fading to a very unique navy blue colour.
- 1985 6xxxx reference number.
- 39mm wide polished and brushed stainless steel case, 12mm height
- 20mm brushed stainless steel oyster bracelet
- ETA 2824-2 movement, date display, 38 hour power reserve
- Black Aluminium bezel, matte black dial with painted markers
- Rolex signed crown and caseback
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