A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with matte black dial, tachymeter bezel, and date.

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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 7032/0
    Case No: 760'075
    Model Name: "Monte Carlo Black Home Plate"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7734, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, reference 7836, end links stamped 280, max length 180mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 4.70
    Dimensions: 39mm. Diameter
    Signed: Dial signed Tudor; case, movement, and bracelet signed Rolex.
    Accessories: With original Tudor crystal, Tudor Service Division box and polish cloth

  • Catalogue Essay

    The first chronograph produced by Tudor, this 7032 and its fraternal twin the 7031 with a black acrylic bezel, was introduced in 1970, seven years after the Daytona, and fitted with the manually-wound Valjoux chronograph caliber 7734 (remarkable for its dependability and the hour window at six o'clock). Both references were also fitted with a much more sizable case, screw-down pushers, and crown guards. The moniker 'Home Plate' comes from the pentagonal hour markers resembling the home plate of a baseball field.

    Consigned by the original owner, this fresh-to-market reference 7032/0 exudes rugged luxury, with a case over three millimeters larger than its Daytona cousin, and with far fewer examples produced. Of the two variants of the 7032, the black dial configuration seen in the present watch is by far the most rare, and only three examples have appeared at auction in recent memory. Received as a gift from his mother upon entering high school, the owner wore the watch daily, however has maintained it in very good condition, with the watch twice being serviced by Rolex once in 1988 and again in 1995. The rarity and pristine dial condition of this example is sure to excite vintage Tudor enthusiast, as well as the Rolex collecting community.

  • Maker Bio

    Tudor

    Swiss • 1926

    Almost twenty years after Rolex was founded, Hans Wilsdorf established Tudor with the intention of making more affordable watches without compromising the quality for which Rolex was renowned. Tudor was named after the British Dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, and their symbol came from the "War of Roses." After interchanging Rose and Shield symbols for a number of years, the firm replaced the Rose with the Shield logo from the 1960s until today.



    Some of the most recognized vintage models made by Tudor include the Submariner, a waterproof model first introduced in 1954, the Oysterdate, the earliest versions of which were nicknamed the "Monte-Carlo," the Heritage, which included the date at 6 o'clock, as well as the Pelagos, which translates to "deep sea" in Greek.

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FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Tudor

Ref. 7032/0
A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with matte black dial, tachymeter bezel, and date.

帝舵,「Monte Carlo Black Home Plate」型號7032/0,非常罕有,精鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能及黑色啞光面錶盤,約1971年製。附帝舵保修錶盒和配件

Circa 1971
39mm. Diameter
Dial signed Tudor; case, movement, and bracelet signed Rolex.

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 480,000 
€35,200-52,800
$41,000-61,500

sold for HK$787,500

Contact Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018