• Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 338

    Tudor. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, supplied to the Argentine Navy

    SIGNED TUDOR, OYSTER-PRINCE SUBMARINER, REF. 7924, CASE NO. 293'097 MANUFACTURED IN 1958

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    Tudor. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, supplied to the Argentine Navy
    Signed Tudor, Oyster-Prince Submariner, ref. 7924, case no. 293'097 manufactured in 1958
    Cal. 390 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, Tudor Auto-Prince rotor, black dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type Rolex Oyster case, black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back with engraved inscription A.R.A. 611993-Ci Navegacion, large screw down Rolex crown, case signed and stamped IV.1958, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    Both Tudor Oyster-Prince Submariner "non crown guard" references 7922 and 7924 were launched in 1958, shortly after the celebrated and better known Rolex reference 6538. Whereas reference 7922 was water-resistant to 110 m. (330ft) and fitted with the smaller crown, reference 7924, such as the present watch, was equipped with a larger case and crown in order to withstand water pressure to 220 m. (660 ft).

    Based on the inscription of the back of the present watch, it was supplied to the Armada de la Republica Argentina or ARA, Navy of the Argentine Republic.