Tudor Submariner*** 94010 Blue w/ Papers*** 1989
TUDOR Submariner Blue no date, Ref. 94010, Circa 1989
Serial: 63177
Circa: 1989
Reference: 94010

DIAL: Blue matte dial with triangle hour markers and triangular marker at 12. Silver mercedes hour hand, pencil minutes and lollipop seconds.

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

MOVEMENT: ETA 2776, 17 jewels, automatic

BRACELET: Tudor stainless steel bracelet

CONDITION REPORT: Mint condition

NOTES: Includes original papers, booklet and hangtag. This transitional model was manufactured at the reset of serial numbers by Tudor and likely made in 1989. The US distributor code on the back of the warranty paper dates the delivery to the retailer on August 29, 1989.
This is a rare transitional configuration and last series 94010. It is also very hard to find one in this condition. The blue 94010 was in fact the last to not to have a date before the 79090 and then the sapphire 79190.

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.