The Tudor “Snowflake” is the nickname given to the Tudor Submariners with distinctive 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-1980sdial variants are commonly found in black and blue and can feature a date complication. However, there is more to the Tudor’s Snowflake Submariner line than its characteristic visual features.
The Tudor Snowflake Submariners, 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 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 nice 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 distinguishing dial and hand configuration.
Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 501B End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The case of this 1979 Ref. 7016/0 has been previously polished but retains full and thick lugs, the case comes equipped with the original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The blue insert has taken on a stunning faded denim like coloration which provides a stunning contrast to the dial. The Rolex 93150 oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces retains 10 links and show light stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The original blue snowflake dial is in wonderful original condition with creamy markers and matching hands. There is some spidering near the center post of the dial.
None, The watch was just recently serviced and is backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.