Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 493

TUDOR, REF. 9411, SUBMARINER SNOWFLAKE, NEW OLD STOCK, ORIGINAL BOX, WARRANTY

A fine and extremely rare, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with date.

Brand Tudor

Model Submariner

Reference 9411

Year Circa 1974

Case No. 799492

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex riveted bracelet dated 1973, approx. overall length 190 mm

Caliber 2784

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, punched warranty, hand written hang tag, instruction booklet

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 32,500


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-6-01

As new

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

Property of a retired US Navy veteran
Only once in a lifetime does one come across watches that have been kept in a New Old Stock condition, never having been worn once. The case in perfect unpolished condition still fitted with a mint caseback sticker, the original Rolex riveted bracelet with zero wear, the movement never having been opened or serviced, a real time capsule that is a true blue chip investment for years to come.
The original owner explained the reason why : “While serving in the U.S. Navy, these two Tudor Submariners were presented to me, however I never had a chance to wear them due to sudden orders to serve in Vietnam. When I returned back to the states, I chose to wear my Rolex Sea Dweller. For nearly 50 years, the Tudor Subs were not even removed from their original boxes.”