|Year of production
|Like New with box and warranty card
|United Kingdom, Birmingham
MT5612 calibre, 70hr power reserve
In 1995, Tudor launched the new Prince Date chronograph. The 79260 is a chronograph automatic wristwatch with date function powered by Tudor 7750 automatic movement.
Mayfair Watch ref. 79260,-001 circa 2002.Cal. 7750 automatic movement, 25 jewels, silvered brushed dial, applied baton numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, three black sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black bezel calibrated for 500 units, screw back stamped Tudor Prince Geneva, screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Tudor bracelet, deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed 39.5 mm dimension.
More about the brand
Tudor is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury wristwatches based in Geneva. Registered in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf, the found of Rolex SA, the brand remains a sister company to Rolex, both companies being owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation. Over time Tudor became especially well known for its tool watches producing watches for professional divers and the military. Between the 1960s and 1980s several navies issued Tudor Submariners to their divers, including the US Navy SEALs and the French Marine National.
The French Navy was involved in field research for a Tudor diving watch, From the 1960s to the mid 80s, watches were supplied to the French Navy in bulk without bracelets. Tudor launched its first diving watch in 1954, the Oyster Prince Submariner, waterproof to 100 meters. This was increased to 200 metres in 1958.
In 2009, Tudor instigated a major brand relaunch with new product lines. These watches draw in part inspiration from their 20th century counterparts.
The Heritage Chrono was the first of the Tudor Heritage line of watches designed to echo Tudor’s best-known vintage models and also the first to come with an additional fabric strap. In 2012, the focus was on divers’ watches with the Heritage Black Bay, a reinterpretation of the early Tudor Submariner models, and the Pelages diver’s watch. The Pelages has a 42 mm titanium case – the first titanium watch from the Rolex group. It is also waterproof to a depth of 500 metres