1992 Big Block Chronograph Ref. 79180
Tudor Big Block Chronograph with Rare Black Gloss Dial. The first self-winding chronograph from the Wilsdorf stable, the Big Block was housed in a deep case to facilitate the auto-wind rotor. These watches are becoming sought after by collectors who might look for a larger alternative to the Rolex Daytona. The acrylic crystal and dial variations lend this watch a classic vintage air. This is a big watch that is all set to grow!
WATCH CONDITION REPORT
This Big Block is in lovely orignal condition. The case is stong and the original factory lines can still be seen. The early silver dial, with bevelled hour markers is in excellent condition as is the bezel. The solid link Oyster bracelet has minimal stretch and is fitted with the correct 589 endlinks. Our pictures are an important part of the condition report – please scrutinise them in detail. For any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Model: Chronograph Reference: 79280 Year: 1992 Box/ Papers: No Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; date; 12-hour chronograph stopwatch; tachymeter Material: Stainless-steel Strap: Stainless-steel Rolex Oyster bracelet Dimension: 40mm Dial: Silver with black subdials Case: Stainless-steel Movement: Automatic chronograph Lume:
Hour indices, Arabic numerals and hour and minute hands treated with tritium lume Calibre: Tudor-modified Valjoux Water Resistance: No waterproof guarantee is offered with vintage watches Strap: Stainless-steel Rolex Oyster bracelet Lug Width: 20mm
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THIRD SERIES TUDOR CHRONO
The Big Blocks were Tudor’s third series of chronographs. The first Big Blocks were launched in 1976 and there were a number of obvious aesthetic differences to previous chronographs. The most striking detail was the introduction of a third chronograph register on the dial - an hour indicator.
PANDA AND REVERSE PANDA
Following the colourful Homeplate and Monte Carlo dials in the first two series of chronos, the introduction of the Big Blocks heralded a more understated ‘Daytona-esque’ dial; most commonly either black with silver/white subdials or vice versa.
A FIRST FOR TUDOR
The biggest development was the introduction of an automatic movement making these watches the first self-winding chronographs from the Wilsdorf group and over a decade before Rolex introduced their first automatic Daytona chrono.
ALL ABOUT THE BEZELS
There were three references of Big Block - distinguishable by the different bezel types.