Tudor OysterDate Chrono Big Block 79180 Albino Dial Full Set

Tudor OysterDate Chrono Big Block 79180 Albino Dial Full Set

8,500.00

About the Watch:

Now here is an investment grade watch that is really worth your wrist-time and buying before prices soar. Presenting to you a Full Set Tudor OysterDate Big Block Chronograph Ref. 79180 with a rare “Albino” dial. An amazing alternative to the already astronomically-priced Daytonas…

The reference 79100s were introduced in 1989. This example is a second generation model with the thick cases named “Big Block”, which housed the sturdy and highly reliable Valjoux 7750 automatic caliber. This example features a “T SWISS MADE T” indication at six o’clock, plus elongated rectangular indexes instead of trapezoidal ones used for the previous version. This rare dial configuration is referred to as “Albino” due to its color combination of silver with white sub-dials, causing an almost monochromatic effect. There were several elements in which Tudor models were still “borrowing” from Rolex before it started making a clear division between the two brands, and that is visible in this example. This model still retains the Rolex signature on the back. Interestingly, the crown is also from Rolex, as indicated by the coronet with three dots for the Rolex Triplock Crown. The bracelet was beefed up to a sturdier version, the reference 78360 with a Tudor signature, to match the thicker case.

Specs:

  • Brand: Tudor

  • Model: OysterDate Automatic Chrono-time “Big-Block”

  • Reference: 79180

  • Serial: B628627

  • Year: 1996

  • Movement: Self-winding Valjoux 7750 movement

  • Diameter: 40 mm

  • Lug width: 20 mm

  • Band: Stainless steel oyster bracelet with signed Tudor clasp

  • Glass: Plexiglas

Condition:

  • Dial: 9,5/10

  • Case: 8/10

  • Movement: 9/10

  • Overall: 9 /10

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