1985 Tudor Submariner Ref. 76100 "Non Mercedes Hand"
Although Tudor made Submariner references containing the "snowflake" dial well into the mid 1980's, in 1978 Tudor introduced a new dial format of the Oyster Prince Submariner which included round and triangular indexes as seen on this 1985 Tudor Submariner Ref 76100. Ultimately this new dial format would replace the "snowflake" configuration and would last well into the late 1990's on the Tudor Submariner line of timepieces. This specific example possesses a stunning bezel insert that has faded into a light grey-blue coloration. This Tudor 76100 retains the original Rolex signed trip-lock crown, and Tudor 9315 folded link oyster bracelet with Tudor signed flip lock clasp.
This 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 as a result or the original Tudor design elements
|Bracelet||9315 Oyster bracelet with 380 end links|
The case of this 1985 Tudor Submariner Ref. 76100 remains in sharp unpolished condition showing the original factory finishing with bevels still present along the thick and full lugs. The case comes equipped with the original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The bezel insert has patinaed to a beautiful "bluish hue" and remains in excellent condition. The original Tudor/Rolex 9315 oyster bracelet retains all of its original links, including divers extension, and shows very minimal stretch and included are the original 380 end links. The case back possesses an engraving that is original and adds to the history of this specific timepiece.
The matte black dial is in wonderful vintage condition, the is an unnoticeable oil smudge on the right side of the "Tudor" text. The lume of the dial has taken on a gorgeous cream color patina and remains fully intact. The original "non-Mercedes" hour hand is in exquisite condition creating a unique and feel look to the watch. The lume in the hour hand has been color matched to the dial.
None, The watch just received a full service and is running at COSC spec backed by a one year warranty.