This Tudor Big Block is Mint Condition
The “Big Blocks” were Tudor’s third series of chronographs. The first Big Blocks were launched in 1976 and there were a number of obvious aesthetic differences to previous chronographs. The most striking detail was the introduction of a third chronograph register on the dial — an hour indicator. This was made possible by Tudor’s adoption of a new movement — the Valjoux 7750 —which was modified by Tudor to ensure it met the brand’s high expectations. The Valjoux 7750 also had a quick-set date function, which saved a lot of time when setting the watch up after a period of not wearing it. (We’ve all had the “joy” of adjusting a “slow-set” date!) The biggest development, however, was the introduction of an automatic movement, making these watches the first self-winding chronographs from the Wilsdorf group, over a decade before Rolex introduced its first automatic Daytona chronograph. This was a real coup for Tudor as it put the brand at the forefront of Swiss chronograph manufacture. It was this new advancement that led to the watches’ nickname. The presence of the self-winding mechanism and rotor meant that the watch case needed to be very deep, which resulted in the collectors’ term “Big Block”.
Model :BIG BLOCK CHRONO
Condition : Eexcellent
Original Papers: No
Guanrantee 1 year