1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
Ref: 79090

1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 40mm 79090
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Specification

Reference : 79090
Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2824-2
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : Circa. 1992
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Tudor presentation box but no original papers. The watch comes with its original 78500 13 link 20mm Tudor Oyster stainless steel bracelet with a signed Tudor folding clasp and safety flip lock. The watch is from Circa. 1992 and is in worn condition, but with little signs of wear, the case back does have a date engraving, this can be removed at an additional cost on request. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 1992 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner 79090, with a Rolex-made Oyster case with an ETA movement differentiating it from their Rolex model, highlighting the close relationship between Rolex and Tudor at that time, the Tudor Submariner Ref: 7922 ‘Big Crown’ model was used by the French Navy in 1956. A curvy 40mm stainless steel Rolex Oyster case, curved over your wrist with tapered drilled lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 47mm and a case thickness of 12mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a Rolex screw-down crown is protected by crown guards. The unidirectional bezel has deep knurling for grip and a black anodised aluminium dive insert with a Tritium lume pip at 12 o’clock holding a domed hesalite crystal above a black dial. An outer minute track is precisely executed with disc and baton indexes coated in even patinated Tritium marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a date window with a cyclops magnification, iconic Mercedes hands are filled with Tritium complemented by a lollipop counterweighted sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Tudor motif with “Prince OysterDate” underneath, at 6 o’clock “200m/600ft Submariner” and on the bottom edge “T - Swiss - T” completes this sporty vintage dive watch. On the reverse, a screw-down coin-edged Rolex case back with “Original Oyster case by Rolex”, inside an automatic ETA Cal. 2824-2, 25 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, the movement has been in production since 1982 and has a bidirectional rotor, hand winding and hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes with an original 78500 13 link 20mm Tudor Oyster stainless steel bracelet with a signed Tudor folding clasp and a safety flip lock, and this watch is sold with its original Tudor presentation box but no paperwork.


Personal Note

This reference 79090 is one I have always been a huge fan of, but having this model in stock has taken that appreciation to another level! The matte dial paired with the large lume plots and a hesalite crystal looks incredible, this really feels like an older watch even though it's from 1992, this just goes to show Tudor has always produced on the side of heritage more so than the latest technology and design. Don't hesitate to book an appointment and try this gem on for yourself.


The Brand

Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf the founder of Rolex watches first registered in 1926 The Tudor trademark. Wilsdorf took it over himself in 1936. Soon after the Second World War, Hans Wilsdorf who founded Rolex knew that it was time for Tudor to have a proper identity of its own. The Tudor Rose started to appear on their dials from this moment. On 6 March 1946, he created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company, creating watches for both men and women. Rolex guaranteed the overall design aesthetic, as well as distribution and after-sales service.  In 1948 we saw the first Tudor-specific advertising. A few years later they introduced the TUDOR Oyster Prince in 1952. Hans Wilsdorf allowed Tudor to use their waterproof Oyster case and the original self-winding Perpetual ’rotor’ movement. This was an exclusive arrangement that benefitted both brands. Development soon commenced with the introduction of the TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner, reference 7922 in 1954. This watch was quickly adopted by the French Navy in 1956. Building on their reputation of robustness in 1961 the Rose was replaced by the shield. Later in 1969, we saw the design changes in Ref. 7016 where for the first time square indexes and angular hands nicknamed “Snowflake” allowed for a greater amount of lume to be applied; this was appreciated by the divers of the French Navy. Today these innovations can be seen in the Black Bay and Pelagos collections. In 1971 Tudor introduced the Oysterdate chronographs nicknamed “Monte-Carlo” due to their resembling a roulette wheel. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 1996. In that same year, Tudor decided to shed Rolex-signed components such as the cases, crowns and bracelets in favour of Tudor-branded ones. Today Tudor uses their in-house movements developed initially in 2015 in collaboration with Breitling.