1997 Tudor Chronograph (Ref. 79280) "Black Dial"
Tudor's long history of iconic chronographs continues into the late nineties with their next generation of chronographs. During this time period, Tudor was entering into a new era as a stand-alone watch company. Tudor's separation from Rolex becomes more evident as we see fewer components signed Rolex, and more with the Tudor logo instead.
This is an excellent transitional timepiece, that would make a great start to a collection or be a resilient daily driver. Featuring locking pushers and a sapphire crystal that make the watch more durable and water-resistant. All while retaining its original tritium lume, bridging the gap between modern and vintage horology.
|Bracelet||Tudor 78400 Oyster Bracelet W/ 605 End Pieces|
The thick case has only seen very light polishing in the past and retains symmetrical lugs with light signs of previous use. The "UPH" bezel appears to be very lightly polished and retains its original enamel and light signs of use. The case retains its original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The original Tudor 78400 Oyster bracelet with 605 end pieces retains 12 links that show very slight stretch from use.
The glossy black dial is in exceptional condition, showing no blemishes or signs of aging. The silver sub-dials remain clean, showing no wear. The tritium lume plots remain bright white in coloration, under U.V. light inspection all the lume plots remain intact but show some light degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. Watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.