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    Tudor, VERY RARE Ref: 7924, Big Crown Submariner, "Red Triangle" Bezel, "Gilt" Dial, Manufactured: 1958




    Case: 37mm, three body, screw down caseback with rotating time elapse bezel, Rolex Big Crown signed "Brevet".
    Dial: matte black with radium lume hour markers, gilt dial script and minute track, radium luminous skeleton hands
    Movement: Tudor "auto prince" cal. 390, Rolex modified Fleurier FEF 350 movement 17 jewels/rubies, nickel finished, micro stella balance.
    Band: Rolex riveted Oyster, Endlink #65, 12 links.
    Signed: Tudor on Dial, movement, and inside caseback. Rolex on case, crown, bracelet

    The Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner 7924 is quite possibly the most important and rarest reference from the Tudor brand. Only produced for one year, in 1958, this timepiece brings together all the aesthetic key points that vintage dive watch collectors covet. With its oversized no guard crown, gilt radium luminous dial, and infamous red triangle bezel, this reference was the inspiration to the recent launch of the "Tudor Black Bay '58" at Baselworld 2018.

    This particular Lot is one of the finest examples of Ref. 7924 brought to auction. Fresh to market, this timepiece is in complete condition, retaining its original finishing, crystal, dial, hands, crown and sharp case lines. Its originality and rarity is even more impressive by maintaining the "red triangle" bezel insert with luminous pearl, normally replaced during service intervals with a white triangle bezel insert. This presents an incredible opportunity to obtain the holy grail of vintage tool watch collecting in its finest condition.


    Condition Report*: Type: Tudor, VERY RARE Ref: 7924, Big Crown Submariner, "Red Triangle" Bezel, "Gilt" Dial, Manufactured: 1958
    Signed: Tudor on dial movement. Rolex on case, crown.
    Model: Ref: 7924 Submariner
    Dial: matte black with radium lume hour markers, gilt dial script and minute track
    Hands: radium luminous skeleton
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case #: 292889
    Case Info: three body, screw down caseback with rotating time elapse bezel
    Case Width: 37mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: udor "auto prince" cal. 390, Rolex modified Fleurier FEF 350 movement 17 jewels/rubies, nickel finished, microstella balance.
    Band: Rolex rivited Oyster, Endlink #65, 12 links.
    Circa: 1958
    Condition: This Tudor Ref: 7924 is presented in excellent condition with case retaining sharp lines and angles. Does show light scratches from daily wear of original owner. All case engravings are sharp and visible. Original Rolex signed "Big Crown", stamped "Brevet". Black Bezel, with red Triangle is in very good condition, with only light wear. Bezel Luminous pearl is still present and has aged consistently to the dial, and hands. Original Matte Gilt dial is in excellent condition with all radium lume intact. Original gilt skeleton hands are also in excellent condition with all lume intact. Bracelet is in very good condition with wear consistent with case. Movement is clean, and runs/operates as it should.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    October, 2018
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