1974 Tudor "Snowflake" Faded Insert Submariner (Ref. 7016/0)
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 at 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 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 case of this 1974 Ref. 7016/0 has been previously polished but retains its full and thick lugs. Also, the case comes equipped with the original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The original 9315 oyster bracelet retains all of its original links and shows very minimal stretch and included are the original 382 end links
in pristine original condition. The lume and hands have a matching white creamy patina and match the age of this fantastic example. The tritium lime on the dial and within the hands has been inspected with UV light and shows no lime loss or lime degradation. The original blue bezel insert shows a wonderful and sought after ghostlike fade and retains the original tritium filled pearl.
None, The watch was just recently serviced and is backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate time keeping.