Up for grabs is a Tudor “Snowflake” Submariner, circa 1976 (84xxxx). 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. Further, this particular example stands out, as it comes complete with its original box and papers, including the original Tudor inner and outer box, Warranty Certificate (“punched”), and original hang tag (with serial).
This Tudor Submariner is in incredible vintage condition. The case appears unpolished, with original and defined beveled edges. The dial is in excellent condition, with no flaws, chips, etc. The original tritium lume is present in the dial and hands (which are usually relumed or stabilized), aged to a golden yellow color. The original bezel insert has a nice faded appearance, and is in excellent condition.
The watch comes on its original Rolex folded-link 9315 bracelet with 380 endlinks, and has 11 links (with diver’s extension), with very light stretch.