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Tudor 7924 Big Crown Mint

Tudor Submariner Big Crown # 7924 with original large gilt dial. Extremely rare Submariner model from IV 1958 made for the Marine Nationale. Similar to the Rolex 5510 & 6538 but much rarer, only about 2-300 were known to be made. The first batch serial 27xxxx for the Marine Nationale & serial 29xxxx for civilian use (with steel bracelet). The first ones were delivered with 100m dial like this one. Most 7924’s have had their dials changed, one can see this by the small gap between the case & dial. This dial is absolutely original, mint and large. The thick steel screw-back case measures 38mm without the original Big Rolex crown and is still very sharp & fat. Movement is Tudor A390 Automatic and it works perfectly. Attached is a new brown croco band with Rolex buckle, just like Sean Connery wore his in the 007 film Dr. No (albeit a Rolex 6538). Great piece for half the price of a Rolex BC and in minty condition.