Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph 'Big Block' Panda Dial

Regular price
$12,500
Regular price
Sale price
$12,500
REF 79270
Automatic
40 MM
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SKU AS06115
ref 79270
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20
Includes Includes solid link stainless steel Oyster bracelet (78360/589) with Tudor signed clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, Rolex service card dated 3/5/2013, and punched papers dated 7/19/1998.
REF 79270
Automatic
40 MM
+ View all
SKU AS06115
ref 79270
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes solid link stainless steel Oyster bracelet (78360/589) with Tudor signed clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, Rolex service card dated 3/5/2013, and punched papers dated 7/19/1998.

Why We Love it

When it comes to classifying a 'Neo-Vintage' wristwatch, we look for the following criteria:

- Classic case proportions

- Mechanical Movement

- Tritium Luminous Material

- Acrylic Crystal

- Timeless Design

The Tudor 'Big Block' checks all of those boxes with a full size 40mm Oyster Case design, a 'bombproof' Valjoux 7750 automatic-winding chronograph movement, magnified sapphire crystal, a glossy white triple register 'panda' dial with black subsidiary registers and Tritium luminous elements. 

This particular example, a Reference 79270, dates to circa 1996 and represents one of the last iterations of model with its more curved, rather than slab-sided case profiles. It also features a magnified sapphire crystal and a bi-directional 12-hr bezel. It remains in absolutely fantastic condition throughout and even comes with its complete kit!

Gaining popularity in recent years in part due to the success of Tudor's Heritage Chronograph line, the Big Block is not only their predecessor, but also preceded its big brother - the Rolex Daytona - in having an automatic winding chronograph mechanism.

How can you go wrong?

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Gloss white Tritium 'panda' dial with black subsidiary registers is in excellent condition with evenly patinated Tritium indices and matching handset. Rolex signed crown.

Brand Story

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Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf created Tudor in 1926 for the everyman — for miners, construction workers and all sorts of tradesmen. For your everyday person Rolex was sometimes — and is now more so than ever — out of reach. It was meant for the explorer and the businessman, whereas Tudor was to be a different creature entirely.
In creating Tudor, Wilsdorf wanted to offer “a watch that our agents could sell at a more modest price than our Rolex watches, and yet one that would attain the standards of dependability for which Rolex is famous.”
Tudors were in many ways Rolexes in all but name, with the same waterproof Oyster cases and similar styling. However, in order to keep costs down, the brand used off-the-shelf Swiss movements rather than their own in-house calibres. What resulted were watches that were more affordable than Rolexes to the consumer, but still uniformly tough and reliable.
Today Tudor has certainly defeated any impression of being the redheaded stepchild of the Rolex family, and their current timepiece collection — as well as their vintage counterparts — are getting the recognition and respect they most rightfully deserve. From the colorful “Home Plate” chronograph to the complicated Advisor, these models often picked up where Rolex left off, daring to be more bold and playful in their design. And now that the brand has introduced in-house movements while still managing to keep pricing modest, the company is better poised than ever to win the hearts and minds of millions of new watch enthusiasts.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph 'Big Block' Panda Dial

Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph 'Big Block' Panda Dial

Regular price
$12,500
Regular price
Sale price
$12,500
Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph 'Big Block' Panda Dial

Why We Love it

When it comes to classifying a 'Neo-Vintage' wristwatch, we look for the following criteria:

- Classic case proportions

- Mechanical Movement

- Tritium Luminous Material

- Acrylic Crystal

- Timeless Design

The Tudor 'Big Block' checks all of those boxes with a full size 40mm Oyster Case design, a 'bombproof' Valjoux 7750 automatic-winding chronograph movement, magnified sapphire crystal, a glossy white triple register 'panda' dial with black subsidiary registers and Tritium luminous elements. 

This particular example, a Reference 79270, dates to circa 1996 and represents one of the last iterations of model with its more curved, rather than slab-sided case profiles. It also features a magnified sapphire crystal and a bi-directional 12-hr bezel. It remains in absolutely fantastic condition throughout and even comes with its complete kit!

Gaining popularity in recent years in part due to the success of Tudor's Heritage Chronograph line, the Big Block is not only their predecessor, but also preceded its big brother - the Rolex Daytona - in having an automatic winding chronograph mechanism.

How can you go wrong?

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Gloss white Tritium 'panda' dial with black subsidiary registers is in excellent condition with evenly patinated Tritium indices and matching handset. Rolex signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf created Tudor in 1926 for the everyman — for miners, construction workers and all sorts of tradesmen. For your everyday person Rolex was sometimes — and is now more so than ever — out of reach. It was meant for the explorer and the businessman, whereas Tudor was to be a different creature entirely.
In creating Tudor, Wilsdorf wanted to offer “a watch that our agents could sell at a more modest price than our Rolex watches, and yet one that would attain the standards of dependability for which Rolex is famous.”
Tudors were in many ways Rolexes in all but name, with the same waterproof Oyster cases and similar styling. However, in order to keep costs down, the brand used off-the-shelf Swiss movements rather than their own in-house calibres. What resulted were watches that were more affordable than Rolexes to the consumer, but still uniformly tough and reliable.
Today Tudor has certainly defeated any impression of being the redheaded stepchild of the Rolex family, and their current timepiece collection — as well as their vintage counterparts — are getting the recognition and respect they most rightfully deserve. From the colorful “Home Plate” chronograph to the complicated Advisor, these models often picked up where Rolex left off, daring to be more bold and playful in their design. And now that the brand has introduced in-house movements while still managing to keep pricing modest, the company is better poised than ever to win the hearts and minds of millions of new watch enthusiasts.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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