Tudor Submariner*** 94010 Blue Snowflake*** 1981
TUDOR Submariner Blue 'Snowflake', Ref. 94010, Circa 1981
Serial: 15072
Circa: 1981
Reference: 94010

DIAL: Blue matte dial with square hour markers and triangular market at 12. Silver ‘snowflake’ hands.

CASE: 40mm, strainless steel case with blue rotating diver bezel. Glass in acrylic

MOVEMENT: ETA 2776, 17 jewels, automatic

BRACELET: Rolex stainless steel Oyster Ref. 78360/580, date code VF

CONDITION REPORT: Dial is in mint condition and original. Hand lume appears to have been reapplied. The case is thick, bezels visible and pinholes intact. Bracelet is original and matching with correct 1981 date code.
The serial number is shorter 5 digit number that corresponds to the 1981 serial numbering reset by Tudor.

Tudor began being manufactured under Rolex in 1946. 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. The Tudor 'Snowflake' Submariner (non-date model; either 7016 or 9401/0) is characteristically unique versus its cousin: 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.