1993 Tudor Chronograph Big Block (Ref. 79180)
This 1993 Tudor Chrono Ref. 79180 is a true collector's piece and is in stunning original condition. The early Tudor Chronograph references are commonly referred to as the Tudor "Big Blocks" as the mid-case size is thicker and heavier than the big brother Rolex Daytona references.
The early Tudor Chronograph references do share a lot of common traits with the big brother Rolex Daytona references including the same steel bezel with engraved tachymeter scale, Rolex Oyster bracelet, and 589 end-links, as well as the Rolex Trip-Lock crown and screw down pushers. The dial on this specific Tudor reference 79180 is also very similar to the Rolex Daytona's of this era as it possesses the trapezoidal applied markers and a remarkable silver surface that is reminiscent of the Rolex Daytona 6265 of the same era which also possesses black stepped subdials with the white Chrono hands located within the subdials. The workhorse Valjoux 7750 movement is signed Tudor
|Style||Big Block Chrono|
|Dial||"Panda" Silver With Black Sub Dials|
|Bracelet||Tudor Oyster 78360 With 589 End Links|
The case of this 1993 Tudor Ref. 79180 chronograph aka "Big Block" is sharp and retains its original factory finishing. The stainless steel bezel like the case remains in original condition and shows some minor wear and patina. The original 78360 oyster bracelet shows very minimal stretch and retains all of its original links.
The "Panda" dial of this 1993 Tudor Big Block Ref. 79180 is in pristine and original condition. The "Panda" dial is a wonderful warm silver showing just the right amount of light and even patina and the black subdials also give this watch a stunning contrast on the wrist. The hands are free of any corrosion and the tritium lume dots are present on the dial and remain intact only minor degradation visible only under a loupe.
None, The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.