Up for grabs is a Tudor “Snowflake” Submariner, circa 1978 (89xxxx). 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.
This Tudor Submariner is in great vintage condition. The case has been previously polished, but is still with a thick case, and even lugs, and beautifully beveled edges. 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 pale yellow color. The original bezel insert has a nice faded appearance with light wear.