Tudor Submariner*** 79090 Blue B&P*** 1995
TUDOR Submariner Ref. 79090, Blue dial, Box & Papers, Circa 1995
Serial: B629833
Circa: 1995
Reference: 79090

DIAL: Blue matte dial with luminous hour markers in circle and triangular shape. Original ‘mercedes’ hours hand and pencil minutes hand.

CASE: 40mm, strainless steel case. Screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bidirectional revolving Blue bezel for the decompression times, triplock winding-crown protected by the crown guard. Glass in acrylic

MOVEMENT: ETA 2824-2, 25 jewels, automatic

BRACELET: Tudor stainless steel Oyster 9315/380B

CONDITION REPORT: Overall Mint Condition

NOTES: This watch comes with its original warranty papers as well as red box.

Tudor began being manufactured under Rolex in 1946. The Tudor Reference 7928 is perhaps one of the most iconic Tudor sports models. It saw a long production run from approximately 1960 till approximately 1968. Early on, the French Navy equipped its divers (plongeurs de bord) with Tudor Submariners. The first Tudors were purchased by the M.N. (Marine Nationale) in the late 60's. This model seemed to meet army specifications for Commando Marines. It was then the classic "rose" model, featuring case reference 7928 and the Rolex-derived 390 movement. Curiously, this model had the same sharp crown shoulders as the first Rolex 5512. The back is prominent and flat (unlike the bubble-back-like of that of further models). The Tudor 7928 is the humble cousin of the Rolex 5513 with much of the same features and, of course, the same parent company. Both are icons in the vintage watch world and highly sought after by collectors around the world.
Tudor watches used the Tudor ‘Rose’ gilted on the dial, which is the heraldic emblem of England, and takes its origin from the Tudor dynasty. Ending in the 1960’s, Tudor changed the famous ‘Rose’ to the ‘Shield’.