1978 Tudor Blue Submariner (Ref. 94110) "Snowflake" with Box and Papers
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 9315 Folded Link Oyster Bracelet W/ 380 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The honest case retains factory finishing showing some wear. The bezel insert is in perfect condition and has taken on a desirable even fade. The case retains it's original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The original Rolex 9315 folded link oyster bracelet with 380 end pieces remains in unpolished condition showing light wear and some stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte blue "snowflake" dial remains in flawless vintage condition. The lume has taken on a wonderful creamy patina, under U.V. light inspection the lume exhibits no degradation. The original tritium "snowflake" hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
Watch comes complete with original inner and outer boxes, warranty punch papers, booklet, and original box stickers. The watch was just recently serviced and is backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.