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Tudor Submariner Short History

November 11, 2020

The first Tudor Submariner watch with self-winding movement is created in 1956.
The Oyster case by Rolex has a diameter of 39mm, the bidirectional rotatable bezel features a metal insert graduated for measuring the duration of immersions.

The dial with gilt print and minute track has indexes and hands treated with radium. 

The writing “Rotor Self-Winding” reminds us that the watch winds itself by means of a rotor.

The depth rating, to which the watch is guaranteed waterproof, is indicated both in meters and in feet, thus “100/330”. The hands (Mercedes style hour hand and baton minute hand) are in brass.

The crystal is in hesalite and domed to distribute and better resist water pressure.

The screw-down winding crown has a diameter of 6mm.

The expanding rivet Oyster bracelet is later replaced with the one having fixed links.

More information in the book TUDOR ANTHOLOGY by Mondani.