REFERENCE 9411/0, SUBMARINER 'SNOWFLAKE' STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1983
3,500 - 5,000 GBP
REFERENCE 9411/0, SUBMARINER 'SNOWFLAKE'
STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
Calibre: cal. 2784 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back
Case number: 799'708
Closure: associated strap and steel buckle
Dimensions: 40mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Tudor presentation box, anchor and blank swing tag, and spare bezel insert
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing
Dial: blistered and speckled. Hourly makers and original snowflake hands are a warm and even orangey colour
Case: scratched but in quite good order. Both bezels have faded to indigo colour. strap is associated.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
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The Tudor Submariner, nicknamed “Snowflake” by collectors, referring to the distinguished square hour markers and matching hands, was Tudor’s second generation of Submariner models.
It was introduced in 1969 as the ref. 7016 with no date. In the mid 1970’s the reference 9401/0 was introduced without a date and the reference 9411/0, like the present lot, with a date. Both references were fitted with either blue or black dials, matching inserts and with ‘Snowflake’ hands and numerals.
For long time in the shadow of its Rolex counterpart, vintage Tudor Submariners appear in much lower numbers at auction and have become highly collectible.
The present lot shows a charming rich pumpkin patina with attractive nuances both on its dial and hands.