Unpolished 1968 Tudor "Snowflake" Submariner (Ref. 7016/0) Semi-PCG Case
The Tudor “Snowflake” is the nickname given to the Tudor Submariners with reference numbers 7016/0, 7021/0, 9104/0, and 9411/0 which was in production from 1969 to 1975. Dial variants are commonly found in black and or blue and the watch can feature a date complication. The nickname snowflake comes as a result of the unique features of the reference range such as the square hour markers and a unique snowflake hands that were introduced by Rolex/Tudor to increase visibility in low light conditions. However, there is more to 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
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
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The semi-PCG case is in remarkable condition and is believed to remain unpolished, retaining factory chamfers down the lugs and showing honest signs of use. The "fat-font" bezel insert remains deep black in coloration with almost no signs of wear or aging, the pearl at the 12 o'clock is a service luminova replacement. The case retains its original 7mm twin-lock crown. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte black "Snowflake" dial with block markers is in exceptional condition, showing no blemishes or signs of aging. The tritium lume plots remain bright with a slight eggshell patina, and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium "Snowflake" hands match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the hands show no degradation or lume loss.
None. Watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.