Up for grabs is a Tudor “Snowflake” Submariner, circa 1976 (84xxxx), reference 9411/0. Tudor is better known as the “sister” brand to Rolex – originally formed as a more affordable alternative to that of a Rolex. In recent years, Tudor has exploded in popularity amongst collectors, with prices often eclipsing those of their Rolex counterparts. This example is a highly sought-after “Snowflake” Submariner, so-called for the snowflake-like appearance of the hour hand, and with a desirable blue dial and bezel combination.
This Tudor Submariner is in great vintage condition. The case has been polished in the past, but retains thick and even lugs, with some bevels still visible. The dial is in excellent condition, with no flaws, chips, etc. The original tritium lume is present in both hands and dial, aged to a lovely and vibrant yellow color, with the hands aging a couple shades lighter. The original bezel insert is in good condition, aged to a gorgeous faded purple color.
Finally, the watch comes on a Rolex folded-link 7836/380 bracelet, and has 12 full links with light stretch.