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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 293

    Tudor. An attractive stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds bracelet and military issue numbers

    SIGNED TUDOR, OYSTER-PRINCE, 200M=660FT, SUBMARINER, ROTOR, SELF-WINDING, REF. 7928, CASE NO. 433’263, CIRCA 1964

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    Tudor. An attractive stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds bracelet and military issue numbers
    Signed Tudor, Oyster-Prince, 200m=660ft, Submariner, Rotor, self-winding, ref. 7928, case no. 433’263, circa 1964
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 390, 17 jewels
    DIAL: black, luminous dots, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds
    CASE: stainless steel tonneau-shaped engraved VI 66, revolving bezel calibrated to 60 units, screw-down crown, screw back engraved "Original Oyster case By Rolex Geneva” and military issue number to the middle “61292-Ci", 39 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet engraved 7206/82, overall approximate length 190 mm.


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    Reference 7928, the second series of Tudor's Submariner model, was launched in 1959 until 1967. Some rare example featuring military issue numbers such as the present watch, were most likely made for the Argentinia “Commando de la Infanteria de Marina”.

    The Reference 7928 used the celebrated "Auto-Prince" calibre 390, a FEF (Fabrique d'Ebauches de Fleurier) based 17 jewel movement. It was available with different types of crown guards. The dials always featured the Tudor rose symbol followed by "Oyster Prince" to the upper half, the lower half generally the depth rating 200m=660ft, Submariner, Rotor, Self-Winding on four lines.

    A similar example of reference 7928 made for the Argentinian Navy is illustrated and described in Tudor Anthology by Alberto Isnardi's, pp. 68-69. 

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