TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE SUBMARINER 79090
TUDOR SUBMARINER 79090
WHY THIS WATCH - FULLY SERVICED, ALL ORIGINAL, NICE PATINA
THINGS TO MENTION - NO ORIGINAL BOX/PAPERS, SOME BRACELET STRETCH
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. After a short production run of the 76100 in the 80's the virtually identical 79090 was released. It also ran for an equally short period of time from '89 to the mid-90's. Given the short production run and similarity of both, the model number change may seem pointless on the surface but Tudor felt the need for it to coincide with the reference numbering system changing from numeric to alphanumeric. The 79090 was the last Tudor Submariner to be offered solely with a matte dial, plexi-crystal and Navy or Black dial and bezel option. The final iteration of the Submariner followed in the 79190, which introduced a sapphire crystal and later a gloss dial with applied markers. You can be hard pushed to find 'investment' Tudor's but the Submariner is without doubt THE investment Tudor.
This example is presented with beautiful patina to the bezel pip, dial and hands. The tritium lume on the dial, hands and lume pip has turned to a lovely creamy colour. The case is in good original condition, with minimal polishing. The original folded link bracelet shows some signs of wear, as well as some stretch. The ETA 2824-2 movement has been fully serviced by our highly skilled and experienced watchmaker prior to sale. There is no original paperwork or box. Service warranty cards (24 month warranty) are included.
- 1992 B4xxxxx 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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