Throughout its history, the Replica Tudor Submariner is actually in comparison with Rolex Submariner, that’s natural, yet somewhat unfair. Aesthetically they are similar and Tudor was positioned just like a less pricey alternative than its Rolex counterpart. However, fascination with vintage Tudor watches has elevated within the last few years, with watch collectors appreciating the organization and models for which they are, instead of the “cheap Rolex Replica“.
A very interesting piece from Tudor’s archives could be the vintage Replica Tudor Submariner “Snowflake”. The Tudor Submariner really was launched merely a year following a Rolex Sub, in 1954. Like a robust and reliable diver’s watch, the Tudor Subs were eventually employed by french Navy and US Navy. The Tudor Submariners employed by the military were not customized for his or her specs, they were purchased as they are. Really the only differentiation from the civilian Tudor Submariner plus a military issue one was an engraving round the caseback. French Navy issued Tudor Submariners, for instance, were engraved with M.N (Marine National Franais) along with the year they were bought.
To enhance the legibility in the Submariner underwater, Tudor introduced the “Snowflake” dial. It’s speculated it had been a distinctive request in the French Navy, even if this hasn’t been formally confirmed with the brand. Characterised with the square hour markers and angular created hour hands, the Snowflake design was produced by Tudor from 1969 until 1981. The initial Tudor Submariners while using Snowflake dial were the ref. 7021 getting to start dating function as well as the ref. 7016 without any date, run by the self-winding ETA caliber 2484 and ETA 2483 movements, correspondingly.
Replica Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner ref. 94010 “Snowflake”
This unique vintage Replica Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner ref. 9401/ while using Snowflake dial dates back to 1980. Its 39mm stainless Oyster scenario is waterproof to 660 foot (200 meters) due to the Rolex Triplock screw-lower winding crown and screw-lower fluted caseback. The unidirectional knurled rotating diver’s bezel in black safeguards the domed acrylic very protecting the facial skin in the watch. Capping in the tool watch’s sturdiness could be the matching stainless Oyster bracelet.
Round the black dial we view the distinct Snowflake style hands and hour markers looked for after by Tudor collectors. Because of its age, the lume round the hands and indexes has switched right into a beautiful creamy yellow patina – a detail that’s also prized by collectors.
An amazing instance of a Tudor Submariner, the ref. 9401/ Snowflake highlights why increasing numbers of people are diving into vintage Tudor sports watches. Having its great design, reliable movement, and usage by most likely the very best militaries in the world, the Tudor Submariner can be a watch that deserves its growing respect.