*Unpolished* 1999 Tudor Tiger Chronograph (Ref. 79280) "Red Dial" W/ Box & Papers
Tudors long history of iconic chronographs continues into the late nineties with the "Tiger Chronographs." In 1998 Tiger Woods became the face of Tudor Watches, hence the name "TIGER" underneath the minute register at the 12 o'clock position. 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 the crown, case, and bracelet are all signed Tudor and the dial doesn't feature the text "Oyster."
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 Black Sharkskin Strap W/ Deployant Strap|
The strong case is believed to remain unpolished showing crisp factory finishing with light signs of use. The stainless steel UPH bezel is in excellent condition, showing only minimal signs of use, and retains all of its factory black enamel. The Tudor signed trip-lock crown and screw-down pushers are original to the watch. The factory engravings remain crisp and deep on the unpolished case back. The original Tudor black sharkskin leather deployant clasp strap saw only light wear in its past and remains in excellent condition
The glossy red Tudor Tiger dial is in flawless condition, showing no blemishes or damage. The tritium lume plots have achieved a handsome ivory patina that coordinate with the dial accents nicely, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots display no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
The watch comes complete with its original inner and outer boxes, Tudor guarantee paper, and serialized hangtag. The watch was recently purchased and is keeping time perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.