Forte dei Marmi Auction

Forte Dei Marmi, Jun 24, 2022



EUR 13,000 - 20,000

USD 13,800 - 21,300 / HKD 110,000 - 168,000 / CHF 13,500 - 20,800

Sold: EUR 20,880

Very fine and very rare, automatic, steel, M.N. 82, blue dial, diver wristwatch.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8-40

Very good

Slightly scratched

Slightly repolished

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Tudor

Model Submariner

Reference 94010

Year Circa 1980

Case No. 947206

Bracelet Cordura strap

Caliber 2784

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, dial, movement signed


In 1954, with the creation of its first diver’s watch, the Oyster Prince Submariner, TUDOR began offering a new time keeping solution for the growing community of professional scuba divers. The brand, a pioneer in the field of diving watches proposed a high-performance instrument, that was reliable as well as robust, at an affordable price. In 1969, the reference 7016 introduced a new aesthetic in the brand’s range that became the signature of TUDOR diving watches. A combination of square indexes, painted with luminous material, and angular hands later nicknamed “Snowflake” by collectors because of the similarity to the form of a snowflake. This new design allowed for more luminous material
to be applied to the dials and hands, thus resulting in a longer duration of illumination, a key improvement for the French Navy divers. In 1974, the reference 7016 was also the first TUDOR diving watch to bear the famous “TUDOR M.N.” engravings. Composed of the initials M.N. and the year of issue in numbers, these markings have reached close to iconic status and are sought after relentlessly by collectors of military watches.
In the ‘80 they adopted the reference 94010.