Tudor Oyster Prince 1959
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About this watch
This 1959 Tudor is a beautiful example and in fantastic condition. The white dial has raised Arabic numerals and Alpha shaped hands. All is original, fitted on a riveted stainless steel Rolex bracelet with type 57. The movement is a ETA calibre 2461 with 25 jewels which has been serviced – this is an exemplary piece.
A little history: Tudor, a sister brand to Rolex, was launched by Hans Wilsdorf in 1949. Viewed historically as a more affordable alternative to Rolex, the marque still managed to exhibit the high quality expected of the original. Indeed, during the golden era when the Tudor Oyster-Prince was launched in 1952, the watch was seen as a direct parallel to the Rolex-branded Oyster Perpetual – even featuring that Rolex branding on the crown and case – and the two marques appeared alongside each other in advertising etc. However, compared with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual of the same vintage, this exemplary timepiece represents exceptional value.