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RARE TUDOR STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CALENDAR BRACELET WATCH, Prince Oysterdate 'Snowflake' Submariner, Ref: 9411/0, Serial No.843***, c. 1976, 25-jewel Cal. 2784 automatic movement, matt black dial with tritium block, baton and triangle hour markers, printed 200m=660ft, Submariner, and T Swiss Made T, white outer minute divisions, polished 'snowflake' hands with centre seconds hand, acrylic crystal with cyclops lens above date window, brushed and polished tonneau form case with screw down Rolex inscription Oyster back, shouldered screw down Rolex triplock crown, bi-directional bezel with black calibrated insert, fitted Rolex link bracelet with signed folding clasp stamped, case, dial and movement signed, 39mm diam.
Provenance: One owner from new, privately consigned by a South Wales vendor.
Auctioneer's Note: The unusual shape and large size of the luminous hands are a design feature initially introduced to improve legibility whilst diving in conditions of low visibility. 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 collectable vintage Tudors made to date.
Comments: case with surface scratches, dial good with hands showing signs of corrosion to edges, lume in hour hand slightly shrunk, colour slightly aged to an attractive cream, crystal with surface scratches, crown worn, bracelet links stretched. Caseback unopened. Crown winds and sets hands as normal, watch runs but not timed for accuracy.
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