Tudor 79280 Tudor Chronograph SS / SS COMPLETE Early Model (32218)

32218 Tudor Chronograph 79280, Rare early model which still features the Rolex case and crown, stainless steel case on a stainless steel Tudor Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp, automatic chronograph movement, "Albino" silver dial with white sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers, date with magnifier at 3 o'clock, 12-hour chronograph, screw-down Rolex Triplock crown and pushers, sapphire crystal, water resistant 100m/330ft, B86XXXX serial (1997), diameter: 40mm, thickness: 14.1mm. Like New with Original Box and Papers; dated January 1999.

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This is a stainless steel Tudor Chronograph 79280. It has an integral stainless steel link bracelet with a double folding deployment clasp, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has a protected screw down Rolex Triplock crown, screw down chronograph push buttons, and a solid screw down case back engraved with "Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneve." The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, curved lugs, and flat fixed timing bezel with a black Arabic numeral tachymeter scale to 500 UPH, is polished/brushed. The dial is satin silver with applied faceted baton hour indices and luminous dot hour markers, polished steel baton hands with luminous inserts, and a center sweep seconds steel chronograph hand with an arrow tip, around a perimeter black minute/one-fifth second chapter ring. There is a large date aperture window with a cyclops magnification lens at 3 o'clock, and there are three recessed white subsidiary dials with black markers, steel hands, and Arabic numerals, including a 30-minute chronograph totalizer at the 12 o'clock position, a running small seconds register at 9 o'clock, and a 12-hour totalizer is at 6 o'clock. It's water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet, and it has a 40-hour power reserve at full wind. The 14.1mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Tudor Chronograph 79280 has a mechanical automatic self-winding caliber ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement. It's rhodium-plated with fausses cotes and Cotes de Geneve embellishment. It's constructed with 25 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance, and a shock absorber device. It includes a self-compensating flat balance-spring, an index regulator, and a hacking seconds device for precision time setting. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

The Tudor Chronograph 79280 was introduced in 1995.