Tudor.  A very fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with calendar Oysterdate, Ref: 7031/0, Case No. 759394, Circa 1970s
Lot 1038
Tudor. A very fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with calendar Oysterdate, Ref: 7031/0, Case No. 759394, Circa 1970s
Sold for HK$ 120,000 (US$ 15,475) inc. premium
Lot Details
Tudor. A very fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with calendar
Oysterdate, Ref: 7031/0, Case No. 759394, Circa 1970s
17-jewel, Cal. 7734, manual wind chronograph, monometallic balance, self compensating balance spring, cam lever chronograph, grey dial with outer minute chapter ring in orange Arabic numerals, black and orange sub dial for 45 minute chronograph register, luminous spade hour marker, baton luminous hour and minute hands, orange chronograph hand, date aperture at 6 o'clock, plastic crystal with cyclop at 6, polished stainless steel case, screw down case back, tachymeter bezel, screw in crown and chronograph pushers, stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle, case, dial and movement signed 39mm.

Footnotes

  • Since Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex, announced its launch in 1946, Tudor had been producing high quality watches at modest prices. Instead of following Rolex's footsteps, Tudor developed its own laurels through the waterproof Oyster case and the adoption of self-winding movement. In 1970s, Tudor introduced the Oysterdate Chronograph, also known as Monte Carlo, demonstrating a union of style and performance. The Tudor logo also evolved from a rose to the shield, which is still in use to date.
    At Baselworld 2010, Tudor presented the Heritage Chrono, with the graphics on the dial directly inspired by the Oysterdate Chronograph of the 1970s similar to this lot. It represents the brand's continuity in perfecting technology, and also pays tribute to this classic model that references style and function.
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