Just after the second world war, Hans Wilsdorf Founder of Rolex knew that the time had come to expand and give the Tudor brand a proper identity of its own. Thus, on 6 March 1946, he created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company, specialising in models for both men and women. Rolex guaranteed the technical, aesthetic, and functional characteristics, along with the distribution and after-sales service. In 1947 Tudor introduced the Oyster, their first waterproof watch, building on the success of the Rolex Oyster of the same period. In 1952, 26 Tudor Oyster Prince watches were included in the British scientific expedition to Greenland organized by the Royal Navy and sponsored by The Queen. This showed the world how robust Tudor Oyster watches were.
Here we have a 1972 Tudor Oyster Prince 7795 with a 34.5mm Gold Plated Oyster case by Rolex. The case gently curves over your wrist with thick drill holed tapered lugs. A lug to lug length of 40.5mm and a thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit. On the right side, a signed Rolex screw-down crown. A fine gold plated bezel holds the domed crystal above a sunburst golden dial. An outer minute track with lume pips has applied baton indexes marking the hours. At 12 o’clock an applied Tudor shield with text precisely printed underneath. Elegant sword hands have lume infill complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down stainless steel case back. Inside an automatic ETA Cal. 2483. The watch comes fitted on a 19mm quick-release suede strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Tudor box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited suede strap with a gold-plated buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1972 and is sold in worn, vintage condition, wear and age can be seen throughout the watch. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.