Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Nov 29, 2020

LOT 235

TUDOR
REF. 7924, SUBMARINER BIG CROWN, STEEL, TROPICAL

Stainless steel, self-winding diver’s wristwatch with tropical dial.

Brand Tudor

Model Submariner Big Crown

Reference 7924

Year Circa 1958

Case No. 275674

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex 7206 Swiss riveted bracelet, 64 endlinks, total 12 links,approx. length 190mm

Caliber 390

Dimensions Ø 39 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

HKD 300,000 - 500,000

CHF 36,000 - 60,000 / USD 38,000 - 64,000

Sold: HKD 375,000


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-08

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Tudor Ref. 7924 Submariner, so-called ‘Big Crown’, was launched in 1958. It came with an oversized crown of 8mm (regular size was 6mm), which was specially designed for divers’ handy usage in diving suits. On the crown you can see the word ‘BREVET’ (patented, in French), and the Rolex coronet, which is same with the Rolex Ref. 6538. This exceptional example in limited production with tropical gilt dial, golden text and chapter ring, is another ‘It’-watch among collectors.