Tudor. A collectable stainless steel automatic wristwatchSubmariner Prince Oysterdate "Snowflake", Reference 94110, Case Number 961087, Circa 1973
Lot 32
Tudor. A collectable stainless steel automatic wristwatch
Submariner Prince Oysterdate "Snowflake", Reference 94110, Case Number 961087, Circa 1973
Sold for £1,440 (US$ 1,811) inc. premium

Lot Details
Tudor. A collectable stainless steel automatic wristwatch
Submariner Prince Oysterdate "Snowflake", Reference 94110, Case Number 961087, Circa 1973
25-jewel ETA Cal. 2784 "Auto-Prince" movement, matt black dial with large luminous hourly markers and date aperture at three o'clock, later luminous "Snowflake" hands, rotating calibrated bezel with black insert, screw down triple-lock Oyster crown flanked by rounded crown guards, polished tonneau case by Rolex numbered 9411 to the inside back, fitted maker's Oyster link bracelet with folding flip-lock clasp, together with box ????? and associated papers
case, dial and movement signed 37mm.

Footnotes

  • The unusual shape and large size of the luminous hands are a design feature initially introduced to improve readability whilst diving in low visibility conditions. Predominantly used in its early years by divers in the French military, the "Snowflake" Submariner soon became an icon on the civilian market and has become one of the most collectible vintage Tudors made to date.

    Due to the natural deterioration of luminous paint the hands are a more recent replacement of a conforming style to the originals.
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