Tudor, Prince Date, Automatic, "Chrono-Time," chronograph Ref. 79260, case made by Rolex, Geneva. Circa 1995. Self-winding, water resistant to 100 m, stainless steel wristwatch with date, round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Tudor bracelet with deployant clasp.
Case: Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, crown and buttons, steel bezel with tachometer graduation to 500 UPH, "Triplock" winding-crown, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens.
Dials: Bicolor silver and black with Arabic numerals and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds division, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 30-minute and 12-hour registers, aperture for the date. Luminous black bâton hands.
Movement: Caliber Valjoux 7750, rhodium-plated, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator.
Ref. Ref. 79260
Diameter: 40mm Thickness: 14mm
This Tudor chronograph is the last of the "Big Block" before Tudor introduced the Tiger chronograph in 1996. It is considered a transition model following on the Tudor Oysterdate Chrono Time ref. 79180 "Big Block" .
When the chronograph was released it was no much of a success and Tudor decided to reintroduce it with the name TIGER in bold red under the minute counter . This watch was the last of the big block which are the Tudor chronograph references introduced after the last Monte-Carlo Tudor Chronograph was produced. This transition Big block is a rare watch.
This particular watch is in excellent condition and should be a nice addition to any collection.