1978 Tudor Blue Submariner (Ref. 94010) "Snowflake"
The Tudor “Snowflake” is the nickname given to the Tudor Submariners with unique features such as the square hour markers and a unique snowflake hands that were introduced by Rolex/Tudor to increase visibility in low light conditions. In production from 1968 to the mid-1980s with dial variants commonly found in black or blue and the watch can feature a date complication. However, there is more to the Tudor’s Snowflake Submariner line than its unique and different visual features.
The Tudor Snowflake Submariners, much like the other Submariners produced by Rolex and Tudor, have a long-standing history and were supplied to military forces including the U.S. Navy and the Marine Nationale (French Navy)
Marine Nationale Diver Wearing Turdor Submariner "Snowflake"7016/0
The second-generation Tudor Submariners also marked the watchmaker’s transition from caliber 390 movements produced by Parmigiani Fleurier SA (Fleurier) to movements produced by Swiss watchmaker ETA which made the Tudor Snowflake Submariners the first Tudor watches to use these modified ETA movements.
This specific example would make a great addition to a growing collection or be a great first piece as it retains the classic and timeless look of the Submariner while being unique and eye-catching as a result of the unique dial and hand configuration
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The thick case has been previously lightly polished, retaining even lugs that show light wear. The blue "fat-font" bezel insert retains its original pearl and has taken on a lovely grey/ blue fade. The case retains its original Rolex signed "Trip-lock" crown. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap of your choosing.
The original blue "Snowflake" dial is in excellent condition with no blemishing or scratches. The lume plots have aged to a charming light ivory coloration and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. Watch is running and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.