Here we have a rare watch indeed.
A Tag Heuer full lume dive watch issued to the French Navy – the Marine Nationale!
The Marine Nationale is one of the oldest serving Naval fleets in the world and still very active today.
You can read more about their history here:-
This watch is a Tag Heuer reference 980.113 N and in its own right quite a rare piece. With its full lume reverse dial, date, Swiss quartz ESA 536.121(AS) movement, rotating bezel and originally waterproof to 200m it is your typical dive watch.
This one is all the more rare having been issued to the Marine Nationale and originating from one of my most trusted french friends and sources, Laurent, who has had many MNs over the years. It has the correct MN engraving style on the case back and is from a known batch number for these watches.
The Marine Nationale used a number of suppliers over the years for their dive watches, most famously the Tudor and Rolex Submariners of the 70’s which have become hugely collectible and values continue to rise steeply. As many people know I have been a big collector of these for a long time, but they are getting harder and harder to source these days.
The Tag Heuer issued MN has been seen in much smaller numbers and this is only the 3rd or 4th I have seen surface to date. In very good overall condition the case looks unpolished with full original bevels, a nice clean and crisp dial and matching hands and just the right amount of military ‘patina’.
A cool watch, with some very interesting military provenance and probably not a watch you will bump into someone else wearing!
Comes on a brand new Nato strap in colour of your choice and in an official tag Heuer small presentation box.
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