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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 7031/0
    Case No: 759’416
    Model Name: Oysterdate “Monte Carlo”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7734, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex stainless steel riveted Oyster bracelet, max. length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Rolex folding deployant clasp, stamped 7-72
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, caseback further engraved “To Wesley 83-04-11 Love Papa”
    Accessories: Accompanied by presentation box and blank Tudor guarantee.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex introduced Tudor to the market in 1945 with the intention of producing high quality watches at an affordable price. Throughout its history, with Tudor, Rolex experimented with different designs and concepts, later to be used in Rolex’s own watches.

    Accordingly, some might assert that the case of this remarkable chronograph resembles that of the iconic Rolex Daytona reference 6263, since both the acrylic bezel with printed tachometer and screw-down pushers are identical in appearance.

    This stainless steel reference is fitted with a stunning matte grey dial with orange accents throughout. Amongst collectors, it is referred to as the “Monte Carlo,” or the “Home Plate” due to its dial design resembling a home plate in baseball. These gorgeous chronographs are amongst the most sought after of all Tudor watches. It’s completed by the original stainless steel riveted Oyster bracelet, perfectly complementing the dial’s sporty aesthetic.

    The present reference 7031/0 was only made for a very short period of time, and is therefore a rare find for collectors. Offered in exceptional overall condition, accompanied by its presentation box and guarantee, this chronograph wristwatch is a stunning trophy for both novice and experienced collectors alike.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Ref. 7031/0
A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with matte grey dial, tachometer bezel, date, bracelet, presentation box and guarantee.

39.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, caseback further engraved “To Wesley 83-04-11 Love Papa”

CHF15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF33,750

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016