1981 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 94110) "Snowflake" with Box and Service Card
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-1980s, dial 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 7836 Folded Link Oyster Bracelet W/ 382 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The case remains thick and full showing honest wear with original factory bevels slightly present. The bezel insert is in wonderful condition retaining a deep black coloration with the tritium filled pearl still intact. The case retains it's original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The original Rolex 7836 folded link oyster bracelet with 382 end pieces remains in stunning condition showing very minimal stretch for its age.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte black "snowflake" dial remains in flawless vintage condition. The lume has taken on a wonderfully creamy and almost ivory like patina, under U.V. light inspection the lume exhibits no degradation or lume loss. additionally, the original tritium "snowflake" hands match the dial perfectly. When inspected under U.V. light, the minute hand shows slight lume loss towards the hand stack, the hour and second hands exhibit no lume degradation.
Watch comes complete with original red Tudor box and Rolex warranty card. The watch is keeping time at spec. Additional service history is unknown.