1969 Sub Date Ref. 7021
The Tudor story is one of a quiet younger sibling that grew into a rock star to rival all other pretenders to the throne of ‘coolest watch’. Conceived by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1926, Tudor was originally launched as an accessible way to own a Rolex quality timepiece at a more affordable price point. The watches were effectively Rolex pieces in many ways, sharing the same cases, bezels, crowns and crystals as their coroneted cousins. But quickly the brand developed its own unique identity that was both daring yet reliable; flamboyant yet sophisticated and the stealthy choice of the knowing watch collector. Now firmly out of the shadow of Rolex, vintage Tudor is now a serous proposition for watch connoisseurs and collectors of timelessly cool wristwatches.
The 7021 was Tudor's First Submariner Date, introduced in 1969. This stunning example features the desirable blue dial and bezel insert and retains the roulette date wheel. The bezel insert has faded evenly, which adds real vintage charm to this piece.
Model Tudor Submariner Reference 7021/0 Year 1969 Box/Papers No Functions Time and Date Material Stainless Steel Dimension: x diameter/x thickness 40mm case width Dial Blue Case Steel Condition This Tudor Submariner is in excellent condition. The case is in good condition with some evidence of the original case bevels. The dial is in outstanding condition and the hour markers and hands have a light patina which match. Our pictures are an important part of the condition report – please scrutinize them in detail and feel free to ask any questions. Movement Tudor modified ETA Lume Tritium Walter Resistance: No waterproof guarantee is offered with vintage watches Strap Fabric strap Lug Width 20mm Manufactured country Switzerland
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The Tudor Sub Date
The 7021 was the first time that Tudor offered a date function on their Submariner.
The launch of the 7021 was also the launch of the snowflake hands - 50 years ago this year!
The early Tudor Subs weere fitted with a so-called Roulette date wheel - the even dates are red and the odd days are black.
Collectors have given the very faded bezel inserts the nickname 'Ghost Bezels'. The faded bezel gives the blue snowflake Subs a real vinatge vibe.