Tudor - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: 1963
    Reference No: 7928
    Case No: 409'390
    Model Name: Oyster Prince Submariner
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 390, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, caseback further signed 11.63
    Accessories: Accompanied by original certificate, product literature, anchor, hang tag, and presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 7928 was the second series of the Tudor's Submariner model and was launched in 1959. At the time, the cases were fitted with protective crown guards and were water-resistant to 200m/660ft. It remained in production until 1967. The dials always featured the Tudor rose symbol followed by "Oyster Prince" on the upper half, the lower half generally stating the depth rating 200m=660ft, Submariner, Rotor, Self-Winding on four lines.

    The present reference 7928 stands out by its highly unusual dial, featuring a small, silvered line underneath the designation "Self-Winding", otherwise known to collectors as the "underline” and indicating the absence of radium on the indexes and hands.

    The stunning dial presents itself clearly with its gilt printing and pointed crown guards on the case, also known as "Cornino". Furthermore, the case is preserved in very good, original overall condition.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1926

    Almost twenty years after Rolex was founded, Hans Wilsdorf established Tudor with the intention of making more affordable watches without compromising the quality for which Rolex was renowned. Tudor was named after the British Dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, and their symbol came from the "War of Roses." After interchanging Rose and Shield symbols for a number of years, the firm replaced the Rose with the Shield logo from the 1960s until today.

    Some of the most recognized vintage models made by Tudor include the Submariner, a waterproof model first introduced in 1954, the Oysterdate, the earliest versions of which were nicknamed the "Monte-Carlo," the Heritage, which included the date at 6 o'clock, as well as the Pelagos, which translates to "deep sea" in Greek.

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Ref. 7928
A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with underline dial, accompanied by original certificate, product literature, anchor, hang tag, and box

39mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, caseback further signed 11.63

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF17,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

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