Tudor Hydronaut 'Mother Of Pearl'

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REF 85190
Automatic
36 MM
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SKU AS07317
Article Number 40991081
ref 85190
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed fliplock clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition showing only light wear from gentle use. Luminous purple-blue 'mother-of-pearl' dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.
REF 85190
Automatic
36 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07317
Article Number 40991081
ref 85190
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed fliplock clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition showing only light wear from gentle use. Luminous purple-blue 'mother-of-pearl' dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

Tudor’s triumphant return to the U.S. market in 2013 coincided with a boom in vintage-inspired models.

However, this concentration on midcentury watch design wasn’t always true of the company. In the 1990s through the early 2000s, Rolex’s sister brand was creating some thoroughly modern watches, including a little-remembered dive watch collection called the Hydronaut. This precursor of the Black Bay family included all sorts of water-resistant timepieces, many of which were sized in such a way as to be appealing to both men and women.

This particular Hydronaut features a 36mm stainless steel case with holey lugs, a mesmerizing purple-blue 'mother of pearl' dial with applied luminous indices and a matching handset, a magnified sapphire crystal, a rotating, unidirectional steel timing bezel, and a signed crown.

Powered by an automatic Swiss movement from ETA and fitted to a stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed Fliplock clasp, this is a finely made tool watch kitted out with a beautiful dial that makes for a unique look seldom seen in today’s dive watches.

If you were on the market for a ‘sleeper hit,’ we can’t imagine a better watch for you.

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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