A transitional panda—Tudor Chronograph
Tudor has existed for any very long time, always regarded as the greater affordable brother or sister to Rolex. It wasn’t until 1946 that Hendes Wilsdorf first opened up Tudor. Wilsdorf find the title Tudor while he wished to recognition the Tudor duration of England. Tudor watches used the Tudor Rose emblem before the 1960’s there after Tudor transformed the rose sign for that current shield sign.
One of the primary variations between Rolex and Tudor might be seen once the Tudor Oyster Prince released in 1952 with similar oyster case but rather of the Rolex manufactured movement, there is a movement provided by ETA. Furthermore the cost point happens to be inferior to that particular of Rolex.
Tudor watches were available worldwide before the early 2000’s when Rolex drawn them out of the U.S. market because they were cannibalizing Rolex sales. Theoretically, a Tudor is really a Rolex watch but less costly. Bear in mind that Tudors are produced within the same premises as Rolex plus they undergo exactly the same kind of quality controls as Rolex. Tudor watches will also be maintained at Rolex Service Centers worldwide.
This beautiful Tudor chronograph ref. 79280 is really a transitional example. Tudor watches were fitted with Rolex crowns and Rolex case backs till the late 90’s when transitional Tudor watches made an appearance with whether Rolex case back or perhaps a Rolex crown only. Following this period, Tudor watches were no more fitted with Rolex parts.
The final example to incorporate Rolex parts was the Tudor Chronograph ‘Big Block’ having a dial that incorporated the term ‘Oysterdate’ rather than ‘Prince Date’. This transitional example has a Rolex crown although not having a Rolex case back.
The Tudor chronograph within our story includes the term ‘Tiger’ around the dial because it was released like a special tribute to golfer Tiger Forest for a while of your time. Tudors using the ‘Tiger’ dial typically command a lesser cost than that of the ‘Big Blocks’ or even the clean ‘Prince Date’ dials.
This specific Tudor Tiger features an infrequent silver grey dial with “non-contrasting” silver sub dials, which adds a little elegance for this otherwise very masculin sports watch. The solid 40mm stainless steel case includes a stainless steel tachymeter bezel, screw-lower chronograph pushers along with a screw lower crown, which will help seal the watch against water transmission as high as 100 m/330 foot. The automatic movement may be the Valjoux 7750 that has been the standard when it comes to reliability and precision for a long time.