1980 Tudor Blue Submariner (Ref. 94110) "Snowflake"
The Tudor “Snowflake” is the nickname given to the Tudor Submariners with unique 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-1980s with dial variants commonly found in black or blue and the watch can feature a date complication. 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
The second-generation Tudor Submariners also marked the watchmaker’s transition from Fleurier cal. 390 movements 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
|Dial||Matte Blue "Snowflake"|
|Bracelet||Handmade 2pc Leather Strap|
The wonderful case has been lightly polished in the past and the lugs remain very full and even in presence. The original blue bezel insert is in superb condition and has taken on a very tasteful light fading, the tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock position is original and has taken on a strong orange patina. The case back retains all of its original factory engravings.
The matte blue "Snowflake" dial is a treat to look at, remaining in beautiful and clean original condition. The tritium lume plots have taken on a light creamy patina and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely, and also show no lume loss or degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch was just recently serviced and is backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.