Tudor Prince Date Chronograph Ref. 79270 w/ Rare Oxblood Dial
Tudor has long been the more affordable younger brother to Rolex but with a similar level of quality that we've come to expect from the legendary brand. Their chronographs are no exception, built as a little brother to the Daytona with a screw down crown and pushers, but a different dial layout from the reliable ETA 7750-based movement ticking away inside.
This example is the 79270 reference, which brings a bidirectional rotating 12-hour timing bezel and a case with brushed lugs. The star of the show is the dial, an absolutely gorgeous dark red oxblood color. This dial is one of the rarest, if not the rarest, dial colors in the entire '90s chronograph collection. It features an outward-radiating guilloche pattern, subtly segmented into 12 perfectly portioned sections that varies from almost invisible in low light to a dazzling display of textures and hues in direct light. The subdials are finished in their own concentric guilloche pattern in a slightly darker hue, and the hands, hour markers and outer track are all finished in a perfectly contrasting stark white. I guarantee you will catch yourself getting lost at how gorgeous this dial is when on the wrist.
The rest of the watch is no slouch either, with a beautiful condition case that shows minimal signs of wear as well as no signs of previous polishing. The lugs are super sharp, the pushers and crown all screw down and function exactly as they should, and the bidirectional timing bezel offers another functional element to an already functional watch.
Condition is per the photos and as follows:
Case: 40mm stainless steel case in excellent condition as shown. The case shows only very minor signs of wear and is very sharp.
Bezel: Black bidirectional 12-hour timing bezel in excellent condition free from scratches, dings, and marks.
Dial/Hands: Rare oxblood guilloche dial with white printed arabic markers as described above. The dial is in perfect condition and free from flaws.
Crystal: Original sapphire crystal in excellent condition with no scratches, chips, or marks.
Caseback: Steel Tudor marked caseback in very good condition with only very minor surface wear visible in the photos.
Bracelet: Black leather Hodinkee strap with stainless steel buckle. The watch also includes a pair of aftermarket solid end links (shown on the watch) that will work with most straps, or can be set aside and worn without.
Accessories: This is a watch only sale, no accessories are included.