1994 TUDOR CHRONOGRAPH BIG BLOCK 79160 Box & Papers
This 1994 Tudor Chrono Ref. 79160 is a true collectors piece and is in stunning original condition. The early Tudor Chronograph references are commonly referred to as the Tudor "Big Blocks" as the mid-case size is thicker and heaver then the big brother Rolex Daytona references.
The early Tudor Chronograph references do share a lot of common traits to the big brother Rolex Daytona references including the same steel bezel with engraved tachometer scale, Rolex 79160 Oyster bracelet and 589 end-links, as well as the Rolex Trip-Lock crown and screw down pushers. The dial on this specific Tudor reference 79160 is also very similar to the Rolex Daytona's of this era as it possesses the trapezoidal applied markers and a stunning silver surface that is reminiscent of the Rolex Daytona 6265 of the same era which also posses black stepped subdials with the white chrono hands located within the subdials. The workhorse Valjoux 7750 movement is signed Tudor
|Big Block Chrono Time Automatic
|"Panda" Silver With Black Sub Dials
|Rolex Oyster 78360 With 589 End Links
The case of this 1980 Tudor Ref. 79160 chronograph aka "Big Block" has never been polished and is in original found condition. The original 78360 oyster bracelet retains all of its original links and shows very minimal stretch and is unpolished like the case of the watch. The 78360 Oyster bracelet and 589 end-links are the same that Rolex used on the Rolex Daytona's of the late 1970's and early 1980's. The bezel and its insert are in stunning and clear conditions without any issues.
The "Panda"dial of this 1994 Tudor Big Block Ref. 79160 is in pristine and original condition. The "Panda" dial is a wonderful warm silver showing just the right amount of light and even patina and the black sub dials also give this watch a sunning contrast on the wrist. The hands are free of any corrosion and the tritium lume dots are in full and intact condition showing zero lume degradation.
The watch comes with its original box and papers. The watch also just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate time keeping.