1956 Tudor Oyster Prince 34 (Ref.7950) Tropical
This 1956 Tudor Oyster Prince 34 (Ref.7950) possesses that vibe of the mid 1950's we love so much. The early dials of the Tudor Ref 7950 had a silver outer minute track that was filled with a clear lacquer to achieve a glossy almost glassy like appearance that accompanies a sharp black center dial. This specific example has achieved a very rare and stunning orange tropical look around the silver outer minute track, and the center has started to turn from black to a caramel brown color as a result of being exposed to the U.V. from the sun. This process of aging or color change is what some refer to as a tropical dial.
The 7950 is a great watch in the early lineup of the Tudor range and if you are a fan of the TV show MadMen you may recognize this watch reference as it was worn by the character Roger Sterling in season five of Mad Men.
The dial and hands are in original untouched condition. The dial also possesses the early "Tudor Rose" which added to the over all vintage vibe. The turned bombe lugs that are not usually common to Rolex or Tudor timepieces set this apart from the other typical case offerings of the era, and the overall feel of the dial and the hands have a wonderful patina that set this specific piece apart from the usual 50's offerings. High grade 17 Jewel Swiss Tudor caliber 390 Movement is an automatic and is signed Tudor on the rotor.
Everything from the case, The alpha style hands, and the tropical orange & black dial combination are sure to set this atomic era Tudor apart from the rest!
|Handmade Suede Leather Strap
The case is in original and unpolished condition showing patina in all the right places! The crown is also the correct Rolex twin lock crown bearing the Rolex coronet underlined to designate Twin-Lock design.
The dial & hands possess pure mid 50's vibe and mojo. The lacquer on this once silver minute track has turned a wonderful and warm Tropical orange and the matte black center has started to turn from a deep black into a caramel color which set the dial of this Tudor 7950 apart from the rest. The dial is in original condition as are the hands.
None. The watch was just serviced and is running at pure perfection!